Bulldogs cap off 9-1 season

Bulldog third baseman Cheffo Ruiz attempts to get a tag down on a Buena runner as he slides back into third base in a June 22 game at Copper King Stadium.

The Douglas Bulldog baseball team closed out their summer Kino League season last week with wins over Cienega and Rio Rico.

The two wins gives Douglas a 9-1 record; its lone loss coming to CDO.

The Bulldogs beat Cienega on Thursday, June 27 4-3 before turning around later that afternoon and to defeat Rio Rico 6-2.

In the win over Cienega, Damian Robles, Victor Stuppi and Aaron Ruiz all pitched.

Alan Ochoa hit 2 for 2 this game. Aaron Torres was 1 for 1.

Against Rio Rico, Reece Trevizo and Aiden Rodriguez pitched this game.

Carlos Bello, Damian Robles, Gaston Gonzalez, Alexis Favela and Jay Zamora each hit 1 for 2 this game.

Despite giving up a grand slam in the third inning, the Bulldogs were able to knock off the Buena Colts 12-7 in Kino League play Saturday, June 22 at Copper King Stadium.

Torres started the game on the mound for the Bulldogs. He was replaced by Trevizo, Steve Gonzalez and Carlos Bello.

Trey Rose and Robles each hit 2 for 3 this game. Marcos Pena hit 2 for 2.

Robles had a bases clearing double in the bottom of the second. He later scored himself giving the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead.

Buena tied the game in the top of the third belting a grand slam over the left field fence.

On Thursday June 20 the Bulldogs were in Tucson where they beat Pueblo 10-3 before knocking off St. Augustine 11-1.

In the win over Pueblo Leo Felix, Stuppi and Rodriguez all pitched for Douglas.

Bello hit 3 for 3 this game while Carlos Corona was 2 for 3.

Against St. Augustine, Ochoa and Trevizo both pitched for Douglas.

Gaston Gonzalez and Ochoa both hit 3 for 3 this game. Rodriguez was 2 for 3; Pena 2 for 2.

Looking back on the season Coach Gilbert Rojas said, “I thought we had a good summer. (It) gave us the opportunity to see the JV kids coming up and to see how they perform. (It) gave us the Opportunity to see how we’ll mesh; where we are and where we need to develop. It gives me the opportunity to see all our pitchers. Overall gives us a jump start into next year.”

The junior varsity lost to CDO 6-3 last week and beat St. Augustine 11-3.

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