A superb effort by Yermin Mercedes hoisted the White Sands Pupfish (26-29) to a 15-11 win over the Alpine Cowboys (42-19) on Sunday at Alamogordo NM.
Mercedes racked up six RBIs on four hits for the White Sands Pupfish. He doubled in the first inning, singled in the fourth inning, and homered in the fifth and seventh innings.
Ian Drapsho delivered a big hit off the bench in the seven.. His pinch-hit double was the key moment in the White Sands Pupfishs four-run win.
With the White Sands Pupfish trailing by three in the seventh inning, Drapsho came to the plate and doubled, bringing home Mercedes.
Each team blasted the others pitching, and there were 26 total runs and 27 hits during the game. Relief pitchers got their fill of innings during the game, with the opposing managers using 10 pitchers in total.
Drapsho recorded his fifth win of the year for the White Sands Pupfish. He allowed one run over 1 2/3 innings. Drapsho struck out one, walked one and gave up two hits.
Scotty Hong ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his second loss of the year. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed three runs.