Mountain Pointe Extends Winning Streak to 7

posted Apr 12, 2017, 6:11 AM by Pride Baseball
APR 07 2017 - Game 1

Mountain Pointe 11 - Gilbert 6

WP: Flores (4-1)

LP: Drew

 

APR 11 2017 - Game 2

Gilbert 1 - Mountain Pointe 13

WP: Polich (4-2)

LP: Wilson 

The Mountain Pointe Pride completed the 2 game sweep of Gilbert High School on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 8-4 in League Play and 13-8 Overall.

 Sophomore Nick Wallerstedt took the ball for the Pride in his season debut in Game 1 on Friday. Wally labored through an Inning and Two-Thirds, looking sharp in spurts but was pulled after he reached his pre-determined first start pitch limit. Senior Tristan Flores took the ball from there, working 3-1/3 very effective innings to earn his 4th Victory of the season. Flo (4-1) entered the game with a 4-3 lead and 2 outs in the 2nd, and never allowed the Tigers any opportunities to come back. Sophomore lefty Ryan Aslamy protected the lead late in the game, racking up 4 K's and earning a 6 out save as his squad tacked on some late insurance runs to put the game away.

 At the dish, Senior Josh Wunnenberg Homered (4) in the 1st inning to give his team a 1-0 lead, and also chipped in RBI singles in both the 2nd and 3rd innings. Left Fielder Jacob "Nighthawk" McKeon had a 3 hit day, and has now tallied 12 total hits in the Pride's last 6 Power Point contests. And while not known for their speed, corner guys Andrew Zavala and Alex Bookman each stole their first base of the season and each scored 2 runs in the Pride's 11-6 Road Victory.

Noteworthy as well here that Senior Kobe Krol drew 3 walks in the contest as he saw his 7-game hit streak come to and end.  

After the weekend, the two clubs squared off in Game 2 of their series at Mountain Pointe High School, where the Pride would hand the ball to their Senior Southpaw Cameron Polich. Polich gave his team a 2nd straight Quality Start, throwing 4 Innings without allowing an ER on just 4 Hits and 5 K's. Polich exited the game after 4 IP with a 13-1 lead, and Junior Matt Guzman threw the final scoreless frame. 

The Pride Offense saw their first 6 hitters of the game reach base and score a run as they grabbed a 6-1 lead before the crowd had even settled into their seats. Senior Right Fielder Kobe Krol lead off the game with a basehit, and turned in 4 Quality AB's today including a BB, a Sac Fly RBI, two Runs and a Stolen Base. Junior SS Jonny Weaver had himself a 3-hit day, with first inning two-run Double, two singles, 2 Runs and a Stolen Base. Senior First Basemen Logan White & Senior Centerfielder Jayden Brooks each doubled and reached base in all 3 trips with 2 Runs scored, while Brooks added 2 SB. And Freshman Second Baseman Carson Tucker singled twice, scored a run, and executed a squeeze play to drive home a run. 

The Pride will put their 7 Game Win Streak on the line against Westview High School on Wednesday afternoon at 4pm.

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