Casa Grande was pumped up to play its baseball game with Westwood on Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park, the spring home of the Chicago Cubs.
The Cougars did not let the excitement of the venue interfere with their play as pitching and defense ruled in a 7-0 triumph over the host Warriors in a 5A East Valley Region game.
Saguaro used the return to action of its ace, offensive pressure from the get-go and superior defense to win its 19th consecutive game Thursday in a showdown for first place in the 4A Desert Sky Region.
Travis Steinheiser pitched five solid innings and Brandon Demerest, Matt Morris and Ben Tingley cracked long homers as the Sabercats beat host Queen Creek, 12-5.
Mountain Pointe is on pace to break the school record its baseball team set last season for home runs (60). That mark likely will be broken with the Pride resting at 48 homers in 18 games to date.
But coach Brandon Buck does not believe home runs define the hitting success the Pride possess. He thinks a game a couple days ago against Marcos de Niza is more telling.
A day after its 14-game home run streak came to an end, Mountain Pointe started another one.
After getting shut out for the first three innings on Wedneday afternoon by rival Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe erupted for 16 runs over the final four innings and posted a come-from-behind 16-8 win in a 5A non-region baseball game at Desert Vista.
A mid-season battle between Hamilton and Mesquite for bragging rights in 5A-I baseball on Thursday afternoon pretty much boiled down to one player.
\\\"This was all about Zach Davies,\\\" Hamilton coach Mike Woods said.
Desert Mountain softball won the 300th game in its 14-plus seasons Wednesday night by lggging its second victory in the 14th Desert Mountain Softball Invitational. By association, that means coach Rick Sharp is also a 300-game winner.