Mean Moose take two from Centauri


ALAMOSA — Both teams had their offenses rolling on Saturday, but Alamosa eventually prevailed, winning game one, 16-8 and game two, 13-3, over visiting Centauri.  

The Maroons got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run.  Alamosa pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning.

Tyler Zimmerman hit a solo homer, Caden Alonzo doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run, and Gage Calder doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Alonzo led things off on the hill for Alamosa. He lasted six innings, recording nine strike outs and one walk. Tristen Crowther got the start for Centauri. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and five runs while walking one. Martin Garcia and Zach Martin entered the game in relief, throwing two and a third innings and one inning respectively.
AHS scattered 12 hits in the game. Alonzo, Jose Manriquez and Tyler Zimmerman all managed multiple hits for Alamosa. Kaden Hardesty picked up three stolen bases.

Robert Silva went 3-4 at the plate to lead the Falcons.
Alamosa defeated Centauri 13-3 thanks to a timely seven runs in a big second inning. Hardesty, Chance Strand and Alonzo each had RBIs in the big inning.  
The Falcons got things moving in the first inning, when Zach Martin singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

AHS pulled away for good with seven runs in the second inning. Hardesty singled, scoring one run, Strand doubled scoring two runs, and Alonzo homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

John Lujan led things off on the mound for AHS, surrendering three runs on two hits over three innings, striking out three and walking one. Tristen Crowther started on the hill for the Falcons, surrendering seven runs on five hits over one and one-third innings. Brandon Buhr and Zach Martin entered the game in relief, throwing two and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.

Alamosa socked two home runs in the second game. Ben Wuckert hit one out in the fourth inning and Alonzo got one in the second. The Moose tallied 11 hits. Adam Crowder, Wuckert, and Tyler Zimmerman each racked up multiple hits.

“I thought we hit really well today,” Moose head coach Jason Romero said. “We finally opened up like we know how and that was great to see. We made the routine play today and limited the walks.

“I was very proud of my pitchers especially Chance Strand. When he finishes games we have the best chance to win.”

The AHS squad (3-4) will head to Pagosa Saturday to take on the Pirates in an IML double header, starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Centauri will take on Sanford Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and league foe Monte Vista Saturday.

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