Bisbee rallies to reach 2A state championship game for first time since 2008

Bisbee has won nine of its last 11 games heading into Saturday night’s 2A state championship game (Bisbee photo)

Bisbee overcame a four-run deficit to rival Benson and won 9-5 Friday night in the 2A state semifinals at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

The third-seeded Pumas (22-6) will play No. 1 Phoenix Christian (26-2) in the championship Saturday at 7 p.m. at Diablo Stadium.

It is the first time Bisbee will play for a state title since 2008, when the Pumas won their fifth championship.

A five-run fourth inning for Bisbee was the difference after the Pumas entered the inning trailing 4-2 against Benson.

The rally was highlighted by an RBI single by Anthony Molina and two-run double by Jaxxon Alvarez.

Molina and Alvarez also each had RBI singles in the fifth inning to build the lead to 9-4.

Bryceton Meyer got the win, allowing two hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked seven.

Alvarez finished 3 for 4 with a double, run and four RBIs while Molina went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.

Horacia Olivarria and Jose Mendez each had two hits for the Bisbee. Mendez also had an RBI.

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