Alamosa News | Pirates ride high, strike to sweep away the Vikings

CENTER –Monte Vista High School Baseball’s pitching team limited the center to just one hit in Friday’s doubleheader as the Pirates swept the Vikings 27-0 and 24-0 at Lloyd M. Garcia Field.

“Colton (Mellott), Kaden (Mellott) and Antonio (Hernandez) all did a really good job of filling the strike zone and getting ahead of the batters,” Monte Vista coach Luke Bradshaw said. “We did a good job at home plate staying disciplined and hitting the ball well when we could. The center is young, but they will improve. I’m really proud of the guys.

Game 1

The Pirates took the lead by scoring 16 runs in the top of the first inning. They scored another 10 points in the second and another point in the third.

The game ended after three innings on the 15 run rule.

Colton Mellott pitched the first inning and retired all three batters he faced. Antonio Hernandez pitched the last two innings and he allowed only one hit and he struck out four and walked two.

Francisco Villa started for center and he took the loss. Rico Garcia relieved Villa and Nicholas Palma finished the game.

Monte Vista had nine hits with Kaden Mellott going 2-2 with a double and two RBIs. Colton Mellott also went 2-2 with two doubles and six RBIs.

The center’s only hit was a Garcia single.

Game 2

The Pirates again got off to a good start as they scored 14 points in the first. They scored nine more points in the second and one in the third.

Once again, the game ended after three innings on the run rule.

Kaden Mellott went the distance and threw a no-hitter shutout. He struck out seven and walked none.

Alicia Rios also went the distance for the Vikings.

The Pirates had 16 hits in the last drink. David Clutter went 4-5 with a double and three RBIs, Hunter Pacheco went 2-4 with a triple and four RBIs, Colton Mellott went 2-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, Antonio Hernandez went 2 -2 with a double, a home run and four RBIs, Andrew Chavez went 2-3 with two RBIs, and Jeremiah Baumgardner went 2-3 with two RBIs.

And after

Monte Vista (11-7, 7-1 Southern Peaks) travels to Alamosa on Monday.

“We’re excited to go see them,” Bradshaw said. “I don’t think we’ve played them for a while, so we’re delighted with the competition.”

The first pitch is at 4 p.m.

Center (1-15, 1-9) will face Custer County at Westcliffe on May 7. The first game will start at 11 a.m.

Monte Vista 27, Center 0

Mount Vista (16)(10)1 – 27 9 0

Center 000 – 0 1 2

C. Mellott (F), A. Hernandez (2) and Da. Mess. Villa (L), Garcia (1), Palma (3) and Trujillo.

Monte Vista 24, Center 0

Mount Vista (14)91 – 24 16 0

Center 000 – 0 0 9

K. Mellott (W) and Da. Mess. Rio (L) and Trjuillo. HR – MV: A. Hernandez (1st hostel, 2 on, 1 out).

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