Cañeros In Yuma Recap

The Yuma Maple Leafs and Imperial County Ghost Riders All-Stars took on the visiting Cañeros de Los Mochis in an exhibition on Wednesday night at Ray Kroc Sports Complex in Yuma. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.

The Cañeros took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Desert League All-Stars battled back to tie it 2-2 in the 2nd.

Second baseman Elijah Briseno knocked a double, scoring on an RBI single from designated hitter Austin Hoffman. Hoffman would steal seconnd before reaching third on a single from first baseman Abe Arias. Third baseman Kori Melo would pick up an RBI to tie the game.

Rich Ruff would take over the mound in the 3rd inning for starter Evander Ledward. Ledward would toss for two complete innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1. Ruff would also toss two complete innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1.

The Cañeros would take a 3-2 lead in the third inning, holding it until the bottom of the seventh, when designated hitter Jordyn Van Atta knocked an RBI single to tie the game.

The Desert League squad looked solid, with relief pitchers Kyle Bugese, Jose Bautista, Aaron Hatch, Marty Anderson and Luciano Reynoso combining for 5 complete innings with 3 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 walks and 0 runs.

The offense added eight hits, with third baseman Kori Melo leading the team with two.

The Somerton Caneros and Yuma Hammers All-Stars take on the Cañeros de Los Mochis tonight at 7pm for another exhibition game at Joe Munoz field in Somerton.

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