Etheridge Leads Tucson Destruction of Invaders 21-7
It must be football season. It is that time of the year in Texas, but it was baseball that produced 28 runs on Friday afternoon as the Tucson Saguaros destroyed the Roswell Invaders, 21-7. Nathan Etheridge led the way with two homers and six runs driven in as the Saguaros overcame a six run first inning to dominate this contest. The victory was the 11th in the last 12 for the team.
Roswell came out full throttle, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. Coleton Horner had a two-run double and Ian Yetsko drove in a pair with a triple. A two-run double by Rene Moreda capped off the inning.
The Saguaros countered right away in the bottom half of the inning, scoring five runs. In the second and third they added a pair of runs in each frame to take 9-6 lead.
After the Invaders got a run back in the top of the fourth, Tucson blew this game open, scoring eight in the fifth and four in the sixth. Neither team could drive a run home over the final three innings.
Tucson scored 21 runs on 20 hits and nine walks. Etheridge led the way, going 3-3 with three runs scored and six RBI. He hit two homers, giving him seven on the season, and added a triple. Blake Berry also had a huge day, going 4-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Cody Earl earned the victory and had a big day at the plate, going 3-3 with three runs scored. Marcus Catalano drove in four with two hits and Christopher Eusay had two hits, scored three runs and drove in three.
By Robert Pannier