The White Sands Pupfish (15-11) beat the Alpine Cowboys (14-12) 7-5 on Monday at Kokernot Field behind Michael Brandi, who knocked in three runs. He homered in the first inning and singled in the fifth and seventh innings.
Shane Barley had a hot bat for the Alpine Cowboys. Barley went 2-4 and scored two runs. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Mike Straub had an impressive outing against the White Sands Pupfishs lineup. Straub gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two during his three innings of work.
Craig Gourley improved to 1-1 on the year by picking up the win for the White Sands Pupfish. He allowed four runs over six innings. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered eight hits.
Josh Cruse (1-3) took the loss for the Alpine Cowboys. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out two, and allowed three runs.