PV’s bats ignite in sweep of Farmington

The Daily Times staff
Piedra Vista's Tyler Wulfert hits a single up the middle against Farmington during Saturday's District 2-5A game at Ricketts Park in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — Even after a blazing fast start, Piedra Vista’s bats didn’t drop their guard against Farmington in Saturday’s District 2-5A twin bill.

After a seven-run outburst led to a 7-3 Panthers win in Game 1, Carson Davis’ walk-off three-run double capped off a 12-11 comeback win for PV in Game 2.

The Panthers overcame a 10-2 deficit in the nightcap game to secure the sweep.

In Game 1, a triple by leadoff hitter Nate Swarts triggered PV’s seven-run barrage in the first inning. Matt Swarts and Davis both drive in a pair of runs soon after to put the game away.

Despite trailing 10-2 after three innings in Game 2, PV knocked in some deeper shots and gradually clawed back.

FHS led 11-9 with one out left in the bottom of the seventh, but PV managed to load the bases. From there, Davis crushed it and unloaded the bases.

PV (13-7, 3-1) will host Cherokee Trail, Colorado at 11 a.m. Friday, while FHS (12-7, 0-2) will entertain West Mesa at Noon next Saturday.

Piedra Vista's Kason Foster throws to first base to complete a 6-4-3 double play against Farmington during Saturday's District 2-5A game at Ricketts Park in Farmington.

Aztec, KC now 3-0 in district

The Tigers hammered Shiprock 16-3 in Saturday’s District 1-4A baseball contest at AHS, while the Broncos topped Miyamura 7-1 Saturday’s at KCHS.

Aztec (14-5) has won 11 of its last 12 games, while Kirtland (10-4) has won seven of its last nine games overall.

The two sides will do battle for first place in district 4 p.m. Tuesday at Aztec.

Bobcats get first district win

BHS crushed Gallup 12-0 Saturday at John Gutierrez Field in Bloomfield.

The Bobcats (10-9, 1-2) will resume district play 3 p.m. Tuesday at Miyamura.