Falcons sweep Pagosa Springs, improve 9-10
PAGOSA SPRINGS — Scoring a 16-4 blowout in game one and holding on for an 11-8 victory in game two, the Centauri Falcons improved to 9-10 on the season Tuesday. Centauri took the lead late in the second game to complete the sweep over host Pagosa Springs.
The second game was tied at six with Centauri batting in the top of the seventh when Nate Anderson hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Centauri collected 12 hits and Pagosa Springs nine.
The Falcons captured the lead in the first inning with one run when Tristen Crowther singled with two outs. Pagosa Springs knotted the game up at six in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Crowther earned the win for Centauri. He went three innings, giving up two runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking one. Zach Martin threw two innings, as two relievers helped Centauri finish off the victory. Martin recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Falcons.
Kline took the loss for Pagosa Springs. He threw six and two-thirds innings, giving up 11 runs, 12 hits, and striking out seven.
Martin Garcia, Crowther, Alero Barr and Diego Fernandez each collected multiple hits for Centauri. Barr went 2-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.
In the opener, Centauri eventually prevailed 16-4 after taking the lead for good in the fifth inning of what was a tight game prior to that. The game was tied at three with the Falcons batting in the top of the fifth when Tristen Crowther singled off of Miller, driving in one run.
Crowther led the Falcons, going 4-for-5 at the plate. Crowther singled in the first, singled in the fifth, singled in the sixth, and doubled in the seventh.
After the Falcons scored one run in the top of the fourth, Pagosa Springs answered with one of their own. Centauri scored when Brian Shawcroft singled off of Miller, driving in one run. Pagosa Springs then answered when Day singled off of Nate Anderson, driving in one run.
Centauri exploded for six runs in the seventh inning, driven by a double by Zach Martin, a single by Martin Garcia, a double by Crowther, a single by Diego Fernandez, a double by Alero Barr, and a single by Shawcroft.
The Falcons collected 22 hits, led by Crowther, Martin, Shawcroft, Barr, Fernandez, Brandon Buhr, and Anderson with multiple hits. Shawcroft went 3-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in.
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