Desert Vista used a big fifth inning to defeat visiting Mesquite, 11-5, in a Division I softball game Friday.
The Thunder scored six runs off of five hits in the fifth frame to break a 5-5 tie.
Ali Cerminara and Danielle Block each had three hits and one RBI for the Thunder (12-10).
Block also earned the win for Desert Vista to improve to 9-5 on the season.
Rebecca Perez had two hits and knocked in two runs for Desert Vista. Naomi Ricciotti also had a pair of hits.
Brittany Holland went 2-for-3 for the Wildcats (4-20).
Jorge Carrazco pitched a complete game shutout to help Mountain Pointe earn a 2-0 win over rival-Desert Vista in a Division I, Section III game.
Carrazco struck out six batters and gave just two hits and one walk.
The Pride (12-4) got on the board in the fifth inning thanks to Christian Bitar’s solo home run. Brantley Bell added an insurance run in the sixth inning with a solo shot of his own.
Desert Mountain 3, Mountain View 1: The Wolves (20-3) got another quality start from ace Tim Willettes resulted in the victory. Willettes cruised most of his six innings, allowing two hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts. David Greer closed out the game by striking out three to grab the save and seal the victory. Desert Mountain's Cody Erickson hit an RBI triple in the first inning to score Greer, and Lucas Jacobi led off the second inning with a triple, and later scored on an RBI single by Corey Wheaton (2B-2013). Landon Russo also pitched a complete game for the Toros, settling down a bit after the first two innings. Russo allowed six hits, two walks and struck out four. The Toros offense came in the fourth inning when Willettes hung a pitch to Chase Anderson, who hit the ball over the left centerfield wall.
Desert Vista 11, Mesquite 5
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WP – Danielle Block (9-5)
LP – Alexandra Stoltzmann
Mesquite (4-20): Brittany Holland, 2-3
Desert Vista (12-10): Ali Cerminara 3-4, RBI; Danielle Block 3-4, RBI; Rebecca Perez 2-3, 2 RBI; Naomi Ricciotti 2-4
Mountain Pointe 2, Desert Vista 0
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Tyler Viza and Kyle Gunderson
Jorge Carrazco and Christian Bitar
WP – Carrazco
LP – Viza