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Havasu baseball sweeps Peoria in doubleheader

March 24, 2019

Coming off a thrilling walk-off win on Tuesday, the Lake Havasu baseball team kept its momentum rolling by sweeping Peoria in doubleheader on Saturday.

The Knights (9-5) allowed only one run on the day as they won 9-0 in the opener and 2-1 in the second game.

“Both of our guys on the mound did a great job for us and if they keep doing that and our bats come around a little more like they did today, we’re going to be in a lot of games,” said head baseball coach Craig Bolton.

In the first game of the day, junior Cameron Bagshaw fired a complete game shutout for Lake Havasu. He allowed three hits and a walk while racking up nine strikeouts. He was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and a pair of runs batted in.

“Cameron was his usual self today, pounding the zone and had a lot of strikeouts,” said Bolton. “He really didn’t get touched up at all.”

The Knights offense broke out as they recorded 13 hits in the win.

Junior Casey Quinn led the way for Lake Havasu, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, three RBI and a run scored.

Senior Jacob Hunnicutt, junior Ryan Rose and sophomore Kaden Twyman all had two hits for Lake Havasu.

The second game of the doubleheader was a much more tightly contested game, but still saw dominant starting pitching from the Knights.

Senior James Masden went six innings for Lake Havasu, allowing one run, six hits and four walks, while striking out three.

“James didn’t have his ‘A’ stuff, but he battled for us,” said Bolton. “That’s the mark of a really good pitcher, when you don’t have your best stuff but you’re able to fight and compete and stay in the game.”

Masden gave way to sophomore Colton Bagshaw in the seventh who earned the save and struck out a pair in his lone inning of work.

“For him to come into a 2-1 game in the seventh inning of a league game and close it out, he did a tremendous job for us,” said Bolton.

Quinn again led the way for the Knights’ offense, going 3-for-3 at the dish. He finished the day with six hits in seven at-bats.

Twyman added two hits with a run scored for Lake Havasu.

The Knights have a pair of home games coming up next week, beginning on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against Gila Ridge. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, they will take on Lee Williams.