The White Sands Pupfish (14-9) shut the door early on the Alpine Cowboys (12-11), capturing a 16-5 victory on Thursday at Griggs Park.
The game was decided quickly as the White Sands Pupfish exerted their will early with seven runs in the first three innings.
An RBI single by Shamir Ubiera
and a two-run home run by Wesley Wallace
during the first inning and a two-run triple by Aaron Olivas
and a two-run home run by William Dupont
in the second inning fueled the White Sands Pupfishs offense early.
Wallace led the White Sands Pupfishs offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored three runs and had two RBIs.
Yuta Okazaki was hot from the plate for the Alpine Cowboys. Okazaki went 3-4 and drove in one. He tripled in the fourth inning and singled in the seventh and ninth innings.
David Gates had an impressive outing against the White Sands Pupfishs lineup. The White Sands Pupfish managed just one hit off of Gates, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out none during his four innings of work.
Even though Cameron Powers allowed five runs over nine innings he still recorded the victory, his third of the season. Powers struck out two, walked two and gave up nine hits.
Robert Silky (1-1) took the loss for the Alpine Cowboys. He allowed seven runs in two innings, walked none and struck out three.
The White Sands Pupfish pounded the Alpine Cowboys pitching, as eight hitters combined for 14 hits, 15 RBIs and 14 runs scored.