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Varsity hangs on to defeat Vista Del Lago 7-5

Varsity vs Vista Del Lago HS on 4/4/2012 2:30:00 PM
Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Mike Valdez
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WED 4/4/12
Woodcreek HS 7 - Vista Del Lago HS 5


After five lead changes in Thursday's game at Vista Del Lago High (Surewest Tournament), Woodcreek finally pulled out a 7-5 win over Vista Del Lago.

Woodcreek finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. Woodcreek went up for good on an RBI single by Joey Valdez off Andrew Lucio, scoring Shaun Mize.

Woodcreek would not relinquish the lead as Vista Del Lago was unable to weather a four-run sixth inning deficit.

Vista Del Lago scored two runs in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Travis Fowlston and a hit by pitch. Still, Vista Del Lago couldn't draw even.

Mize led Woodcreek's offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. Mize singled in the third inning and doubled in the sixth inning.

Austin Blatnick
got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over five innings. The Woodcreek pitcher struck out two, walked three and surrendered four hits.

Woodcreek closer Brandon Raposa put away the final four outs to record the save.

In the top of the third, Woodcreek grabbed the early lead, 2-0. The Woodcreek attack began with a single from Mize. Then scored Blatnick. More runs came home for Woodcreek when Mize scored on an RBI single by Stephen Nogosek.

The fifth spelled defeat for Vista Del Lago, as Woodcreek grabbed the lead for good. More runners rounded the bases on two singles.

Woodcreek piled on two more runs in the top of the sixth. Austin Hagarty singled, plating Blatnick to start the inning. That was followed up by Nogosek's single, scoring Mize.


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