Three first-inning runs helped the Tucson Saguaros (22-6) to a 9-5 win over the White Sands Pupfish (11-17) at Griggs Park on Tuesday.
The Tucson Saguaros scored in the first on , , and a passed ball.
Jesse Baker was hot from the plate for the Tucson Saguaros. Baker went 2-5, drove in one and scored one run.
Danny Daniel kept contact to a minimum, striking out seven the White Sands Pupfish batters. Daniel allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over six innings.
TJ Wharton racked up two RBIs on four hits for the White Sands Pupfish. He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the third, eighth, and ninth innings.
Rob Rizzitelli was charged with his third loss of the year. He allowed six runs in six innings, walked five and struck out five.