Casa Grande's Gauchos held on for their sixth straight win without a defeat Saturday, defeating Dublin, 4-3.
Eric Parnow pitched five strong innings, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run. His defense let him down in the fifth inning, making three errors and allowing Dublin to score two unearned runs to cut the Gaucho lead to 4-3.
In the seventh inning, with Justin Toavs pitching, Parnow made a great throw from center field to nail a Dublin runner at second base. The next Dublin batter singled with a hit that would have scored the tying run had Parnow not nailed the runner at second.
Matt McCamish pitched a perfect sixth inning for the Gauchos.
Austin Garatti led Casa at the plate with two hits, including the game-winning two-out double in the fifth inning.
Taylor Gomez had an RBI single and Nate Bills a run-producing sacrifice fly in a two-run Casa Grande first inning.
Freshman Spencer Torkelson continues to be impressive. The third baseman had another hit Saturday. In six games, he is batting .467 with six walks, a .636 on-base percentage a .533 slugging percentage and no strikeouts.
St. Vincent High School's Mustangs slugged their way to their first win of the season, clubbing Middletown, 9-3.
St. Vincent put the game away early, scoring four runs in the first inning on a double by George Sammon, Max Cowell's sacrifice fly, a single by Sky Doble, a double by Dom Pedersen, a walk and Brandon Evans' two-run single.