Demons, Wolverines fall in tourney; Bobcats win

The Durango High School baseball team finished in fourth place at the Piedra Vista Tournament after a 14-4, five-inning loss to Cleveland (N.M.) in Saturday’s third-place game.

“We had seven errors and didn’t play real good on defense (Saturday),” DHS head coach Rob Coddington said.

Mark Kobrin was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Marcus Sansoni drove in two runs for DHS (3-3).

Bayfield Wolverines

Bayfield ran into a red-hot Salida baseball team Saturday at the Piedra Vista Tournament in Farmington.

Salida pounded out 17 hits to beat the Wolverines 16-2.

“We got blown off the field (Saturday),” Bayfield head coach Tom Horton said. “We just couldn’t hit, unlike Friday,” he said, adding that they had eight hits, but they were scattered.

Tyler Kerr was 2-for-4 with a double.

Hunter Funkhouser also had two hits for Bayfield.

“We didn’t play terribly. It just really was their day. ” Horton said.

Trey Lange started on the mound for Bayfield. He pitched four innings and gave up 10 hits and four earned runs. Derek MacGuffie pitched the final three innings in relief.

“Derek came in and threw strikes. He got some groundballs,” Horton said. “We needed to see him pitch.”

Ignacio Bobcats

Ignacio won its first baseball game of the season Saturday with a 12-2 victory over Dove Creek in Farmington.

“The bats came alive (Saturday),” Ignacio head coach Ardie Eleck said.

Tyler Young was 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles to lead Ignacio. Jesse Vigil had four hits, including two doubles.

Clayton Jefferson added a double and a triple for the Bobcats (1-2).

Paco Mounts pitched all five innings for Ignacio. He allowed only three hits. He struck out nine.

“I was pleased. He threw a lot of strikes. He was right around the plate,” Eleck said.

The Bobcts opened the tournament Thursday with a 19-4 loss to the Aztec JV team. Shiprock topped the Bobcats 7-4 on Friday.

“It’s always good to get that first one,” Eleck said after Saturday’s victory.

The Bobcats will return home to host Pagosa Springs on Thursday afternoon.