Summer team split with Burlington
Yuma’s high school-age baseball team wraps up its summer season this weekend when the Indians travel to Gilcrest for a doubleheader with Valley.
The Indians hosted Burlington for two games this past Monday, splitting the double dip.
Burlington claimed the opener 6-4, despite Yuma scoring the game’s first run when Gianni Trejo singled and scored in the first inning. Burlington finally responded in the third with three runs off of four hits, including a pair of doubles. The Cougars added a run in the top of the fifth for a 4-1 lead.
Yuma cut it to 4-3 in the home half. Alex Falconburg reached base and scored on a wild pitch, Trejo doubled and then scored on Giovanni Rodriguez’s double. Burlington pushed its lead back to three, 6-3, with two in the top of the seventh off of two hits.
The Indians tried to rally in its last at-bat, with Rolando Caraveo hitting a single and scoring, cutting the deficit to two. Two walks and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases, but a grounder to short led to a game-ending double play.
Trejo was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Addison Weathers 2-for-3 including a double, Rodriguez 2-for-4 including a double and one RBI, Trevor Salzman one hit, Caraveo one hit and one run, and Falconburg one run. Steven Wells and Chase McCreath pitched for Yuma.
Yuma rebounded with a 3-1 win in the nightcap.
Burlington scored first, getting its only run in the third.
The Indians finally found just enough offense in the bottom of the fifth, when Falconburg and Weathers both scored. They got an insurance run in the sixth when Falconburg again scored.
That was plenty for the pitching duo of Fabian Salcido and Trejo. Salcido went the first 3-2/3 innings, allowing one run, yielding two hits, striking out two and walking five. Trejo came on with two outs in the fourth, going the rest of the way to get the win. He struck out four over 3-1/3 innings, yielding one hit and had zero walks.
Weathers had a hit and a run, Falconburg two runs, Wells one hit, and Caraveo one hit. Christian Hawley and Xavier Smith also played for Yuma.