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VX Roundup 4/24: Hamilton baseball hammers Casa Grande to end regular season

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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 11:58 pm | Updated: 12:05 pm, Wed Apr 25, 2012.

Hamilton destroyed Casa Grande, 16-2, in five innings of a non-divisional matchup to end the Huslies' regular season.

Skylar Palermo had two home runs and five RBI while Kyle Pechloff finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and four runs scored. Parker Gallegos improved his record to 5-1 in five innings pitched.

The Huskies finished the regular season at 21-7 and appear to be a high seed heading into the state tournament next week. Hamilton is No. 6 in power point rankings in Division I as of Tuesday evening.

In Division II baseball, Anthony Campasano had four RBI to lead Coronado past Cortez, 8-3, in a Division III Section III game. Dominic Rivera added a 3-for-4 effort with a triple and an RBI. It was the final game of the regular season for the Dons (8-12, 2-6) and, without some help, likely their final game of the season as Coronado is currently 27th in power point rankings in Division III.

Softball

Mesa shut out McClintock, 11-0, in a Division I Section III matchup. The Jackrabbits took an early lead off a huge three-run home run by Aubry Whitmer. Aubry's sister, Sierra, earned the shutout win with a complete game performance. The Whitmer sisters combined for five hits, four runs and eight RBI. Mesa is currently on the playoff bubble (25th in power points) and will finish the regular season Wednesday vs. Anthem Boulder Creek.

Mariah Gonzales had a home run and four RBI to lead Highland past Desert Ridge, 8-7, in a Division I Section II game. The Hawks (19-11) have one final regular season game to play Wednesday at Basha and are currently on the outside of the playoff bubble (No. 30 in power point rankings).

Boys Volleyball

Ryan Moore had six kills to lead Perry past Campo Verde 27-25, 25-16, 25-17. Kenny McBride and Rich Harris added six kills each. It was the final home game of the regular season for the Pumas (10-5).

Host-Corona del Sol beat Dobson 25-21, 25-7, 25-21. Sean Hughes had eight kills to lead the undefeated Dons (15-0). Matt Lim added five kills and Jake Nuneviller finished with 25 assists.

Host-Highland beat Desert Ridge 25-15, 25-13, 25-23. Isaac Turley led the Hawks (12-2) with 16 kills. Jeff Chapman added 10 kills and two aces while Bryce Farabee finished with 16 assists and two aces.

Hamilton came back for a 22-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10 win over host Seton Catholic. Taua Bader led the Huskies with 25 kills, Kevin Gorence added 19 kills, Mike McPherson contributed eight kills and eight blocks while Zach Melcher finished with 58 assists.

Boys Tennis

Hamilton began the Division I team state tournament with a 5-1 victory over Highland. The No 3-seed Huskies (15-0) had little problem with the No. 14 Hawks. The lone Hamilton loss was on a tie breaker (7-5). Sam Wang, Corey Rizzi-Wise, Andy Yuwen, Sanjay Srinivasan and Sebastian Vargas all won their matches. The Huskies will host Chaparral next Tuesday in the second round.

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