Woodcreek locked horns with a highly vaunted, and deservedly so, Deer Valley squad and took them down by a score of 8-1.
The score was closer than it looked as the game unfolded as a classic pitcher’s duel through the first five innings. Jay Standen took the hill for the T-Wolves and pitched brilliantly through five innings toying with a no-hitter that was eventually broken up in the fourth with a perfectly executed bunt down the third base line. When the ball stopped rolling it sat directly on the chalk. The bunt was all Deer Valley could muster through five. Standen was lifted after the fifth inning for closer Stephen Nogosek who eventually sealed the deal.
In the meantime the Deer Valley starter allowed very little himself with the only score of the game until the fifth was conjured up by Woodcreek via a Brandon Raposa single, a sacrifice bunt advancing him to second, a fielder’s choice moving him to third and a wild pitch that allowed him to scamper home. In the fifth Deer Valley's starting pitcher began to run low on gas however and Woodcreek tallied twice more as Raposa again rapped a single, Perry Beaber followed with a walk, Austin Hagarty singled to load them up, and Stephen Nogosek lined a single scoring Raposa and Beaber.
In the sixth, the T-Wolves battered a series of relievers for four more runs. Tyler Milani started the Merry=go-round on a single, Michael Blair drew a walk, Raposa again slammed a single plating Milani, Beaber walked, then Austin Hagarty slapped a hard grounder to the left side of the infield and the throw eluded the first baseman allowing two more to score. Not done yet, Nogosek lined another single for another RBI.
In the final frame, Woodcreek pushed across one last run as Kyle Dixon singled, and again, Brandon Raposa slammed a deep ball past the center fielder and plated Dixon.
The bats were ringing late in the game with the offense being led by Brandon Raposa going 4X4 with three RBI’s, Stephen Nogosek went 3x4 with three RBI’s, and both Hagarty and Dixon collected a pair of hits as well.