Blazers start season with win, records two more in past week

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The 12U Blazers traveled to San Manuel to face the Panthers for the first game of the season. The Blazers scored first with two runs in the 1st inning and five runs in the 2nd inning. The Panthers came back and scored 3 runs in the bottom of the second. The Blazers kept the heat on scoring seven more runs in the next two innings while the Panthers scored five over the next two. The 5th inning the Blazers added one more run and the Panthers were not able to score in the 5th and final inning.

Leading the offense were Daniella Hinojos (2-3, 2 HR), Jada Zaragoza (2-3, triple), Julie Meza (1-3, HR), Trinity Olsen (1-3), and Danielle Barajas (1-3). On the mound, Daniella Hinojos (7K/7W/3ER) pitched a complete game for a win.

The 12U Blazers welcomed the Oracle Extreme to Hayden for the first home game of the season, registering 12 runs the first three innings. The Extreme bats woke up in the 3rd inning scoring two runs, adding five runs in the 4th inning and two runs in the 5th. The Blazers scored 13 runs the final three innings to complete the game with a win.

The offense was led by Sydney Contreras (2-4, 2 HR), Daniella Hinojos (3-4, HR), Julie Meza (2-4), Danielle Barajas (2-4), Tara Lorona (2-4), and Trinity Olsen (1-4). Starting on the mound Daniella Hinojos (9K/2W/1 ER), and relieving Ari Allen (0K/5W/3 ER) and Julie Meza (2K/ 2W/1 ER) combined for the win.

The final 12U game of the week brought the Lightning of Mammoth to Hayden. The Lightning, a very young 12U team, were able to score two runs in the 3rd inning but were out matched by the more experienced Blazer 12U.

Offensively the Blazers were led by Tara Lorona (3-4, HR), Julie Meza (2-4, HR), Daniella Hinojos (2-4), Ari Allen (1-3), Danielle Barajas (1-4), and Trinity Olsen (1-4). On the mound and combining for the win were Daniella Hinojos (5K/0W/0 ER) and Julie Meza (2K/3W/0 ER).

The 14U Adrenaline visited Hayden to challenge the 14U Blazers. The Blazers started off strong scoring five runs in the 1st inning, four runs in the 3rd inning, and four runs in the 4th inning. In that same span, the Adrenaline scored 1 run.

Adrenaline added one run in the 5th inning and four runs in the 6th inning but were held scoreless in the top of the 7th inning to end the rally. The Blazers’ bats stayed hot, scoring two runs in the 5th inning and five runs in the 6th inning, giving the Blazers one more win.

Leading the Blazers hitting were Jada Zaragoza (2-5, 2 triples), Daniella Hinojos (3-5, double & triple), and Dee Spurgeon (2-5, triple). Pitching duties went to Nikki Baldenegro (5K/0W/0ER), Dee Spurgeon (0K/4W/1ER), and Daniella Hinojos (5K/2W/1ER) for the win.

The Blazers traveled to San Manuel to face the Foxy Rockets. The 1st inning started off slow for both teams as the Blazers were able to muster just one run. In the 2nd inning the bats warmed up for both teams. The Blazers scored five runs and the Rockets scored three runs. The Foxy Rockets were able to score five runs in the 3rd inning, but the Blazers defense, led by Janae Ruiz, did not allow another run the final two innings. The Blazers bats were on fire in those same three innings scoring eighteen runs to end the game.

Offensively the Blazers were led by Sydney Contreras (3-5, HR), Daniella Hinojos (3-5), Trinity Olsen (2-4), Janae Ruiz (2-5, HR), Emma Alvarado (2-5, 2 HR), and Tara Lorona (2-5). On the mound for this game was Daniella Hinojos (7K/3W/4ER), who pitched a complete game.

This Wednesday night the Blazers will host the Lightning at 7 p.m. and Foxy Rockets at 8:30 p.m. at the Hayden Little League Field.

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