Bears' Baseball Recap: Region I Finals at Mesa (Game 2) 5-12-17

ACCAC BASEBALL-Final

2017 REGION I DII FINALS (at Mesa, AZ)

BEST-OF-3 SERIES:  GAME 2

                                      1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9            R       H        E

(15) #2 Phoenix                0  0  0  0  0  3  0  4  0            7        7       1

(10) #1 Mesa                    1  0  3  0  0  1  0  0  0            5      12       1

BEARS WIN SERIES, 2-0

Winning Pitcher:                            Grant Smith (2-1) (4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HB)

Losing Pitcher:                               Jake Suddreth (3-2) (2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HB)

Save:                                                    Bryce Johnson (3) (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, HB)

Top Hitters:

PHX:                    Casey Dunlap:  2-4, 2 R, RBI; Tyler Phillips:  2-4, RBI

MESA:                Jared Crockett:  3-5, 2B; Joshua Brown:  2-5, _-run HR, 2B, R, 3 RBI

Records:

PHX:              41-20 Overall, 25-15 ACCAC       

MESA:                       43-18 Overall, 26-14 ACCAC

Coach’s Quote:

Kevin Kimball:  NONE

PHX’s Next Game:         vs. TBD Saturday 5/27 time TBD (NJCAA DII BB Championships-Enid, OK)

Game Notes:

-BEARS:  REGION I CHAMPIONS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2008

-BEARS’ 41ST WIN:  MOST WINS IN SINGLE SEASON IN 96-YEAR HISTORY OF BEARS’ BASEBALL PROGRAM (PREVIOUS:  ’92 BEARS (40-14))

-LOB:  PHX 5, MESA 12 (left bases loaded in 1st inning)

-3 Bears with 2 hits or more (Joe Velarde:  2-4, 2 R)

-PHX’s Anthony Williams:  3-run HR in top of 6th inning

-PHX sent 9 men to plate in top of 8th inning (2 singles, E, BB, 2 HB)

-3 of the 4 runs scored in top of 8th inning were unearned

-tying run came to plate with 0 out in bottom of 9th inning (Kelby Richardson 6-3 DP, Joshua Brown 3-1 to end game)

-Starting pitchers:         PHX’s Sam Romero:  2 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP

                                                MESA’s Nick Bonniksen:  7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

-Bears advance to NJCAA DII Baseball Championships at Enid, OK May 27th through June 3rd

About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.