An 11-run explosion in the seventh inning led the Alpine Cowboys (30-21) to a 14-4 win in eight innings over the White Sands Pupfish (31-19) at Griggs Park on Friday.
The Alpine Cowboys scored in the seventh on a solo home run by Brad Orosey, an error, an error, , a two-run single by Robert Zaragoza, an RBI single by Yuta Okazaki, a groundout by Orosey, an RBI single by Riley Smith, an RBI single by Derrick Fox, and an RBI single by Daniel Aldrich.
Reagan Rutledge led the Alpine Cowboys offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored four runs and had one RBI. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the seventh inning.
Despite the loss, the White Sands Pupfishs Jeremy Sandifer dominated the Alpine Cowboys batters, giving up three runs and striking out seven.
Orosey improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Alpine Cowboys. He allowed three runs over six innings. Orosey struck out seven, walked two and gave up five hits.
Joe McCarty (4-2) was the games losing pitcher. He allowed seven runs in one inning, walked one and struck out two.