The Santa Fe Fuego (4-2) beat the Alpine Cowboys (3-3) 7-3 on Friday at Kokernot Field behind Eric Kozel, who collected four hits.
He homered in the first inning and singled in the second and third innings.
Austin Carden brought the heat against the Alpine Cowboys during his outing. The Alpine Cowboys managed just one hit off of Carden, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his 1 2/3 innings of work.
Tyler Heck was hot from the plate for the Alpine Cowboys. Heck went 3-5, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first, third, and seventh innings.
Anthony Figliola pitched lights out for the Alpine Cowboys. The Santa Fe Fuego managed just three hits off of the the Alpine Cowboys pitcher, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out three during his five innings of work.
Preston Zachrich improved to 1-1 on the year by picking up the win for the Santa Fe Fuego. He allowed three runs over five innings. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered seven hits.
Brett Kennedy (0-1) was the games losing pitcher. He lasted just two innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed four runs.