Freshman mark another victory over Oakmont
Freshman vs Oakmont HS on 3/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, March 15, 2013 by Kevin Loeb
The Freshmen again dominated an opponent beating Oakmont 13-2, but the hot bats didn't start hot as the Freshmen got down 0-2 to Oakmont.
Both teams failed to score in the first two innings. Woodcreek failed to score in the top of the 3rd, but Oakmont, who had no baserunner in the first two innings behind the strong pitching of #19 CL, suddenly started to get some traction.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Oakmont led off with a single. That runner advanced on a wild pitch, but #19 CL got the next batter to strike out. Oakmont was back at the top of their order. CL quickly got two strikes on the next batter and struck him out looking. With two outs, the next batter found himself down in the count 1-2 but CL made a rare mistake and the batter drove a single to left field scoring the runner from second. The next batter also hit a single scoring another run. CL finally got the next battter to hit into a ground out ending the thrid with Oakmont up 2-0.
It looked like Woodcreek wouldn't mount a threat in the top of the fourth with the lead off batter popping out to start the inning; however, the next batter, #23 KP, singled. #13 AL then pulled a pitch down the right field line, doubling in KP for the score. AL stole third but was thrown out at home on a controversial call. The infield was drawn in and #25 RC hitting a slow ground ball to the short stop who made the throw home. RC then stole second but was stranded there. Woodcreek was down 2-1 but had broken through.
#19 CL recovered in the bottom of the fourth retiring Oakmont in order. By the end of the fourth it was Oakmont 2 Woodcreek 1. But it would soon be all Woodcreek.
#4 CS stayed hot, singling his first time up, and leading off the fifth with a single. The next batter #6 JG popped out. CS didn't let that keep him at first as he stole second. #2 JW drew a walk. #12 JR drove a ball to deep center doubling in CS. #24 DR followed with a single to score JW and JR. DR steals second and #23 KP doubles him in. #13 AL trades places with KP hitting a double and driving him in for a score. With the score 6-2 Woodcreek, Oakmont changes pitchers, but #25 RC hits a fourth double in the inning driving in #22 MH who was pinch running for AL. #14 JH lays down a great, one out sacrifice bunt moving RC to third. CS, who started the inning was up next, but as hot as he was, couldn't drive in RC and pops out to center field. But the damage was huge with Woodcreek taking the lead 7-2 in the top of the fifth.
In Oakmont's part of the 5th and #19 CL still on the mound, he retired the lead off batter. The second batter hit a weak ground ball just to the left of the pitchers mound. CL couldn't get it, a hustling #24 DR couldn't get it, and the short stop, #2 JW, couldn't come up with it. All three with a chance. So with one out, Oakmont has a runner at first. CL and #12 JR took over and got out of the inning with a strike'em-out-throw'em out play. After five, Woodcreek led 7-2.
Woodcreek's sixth was much like their half of the fifth. Lots of hits and runs. #6 JG leads off with a deep fly ball to the left center field gap, but he missed first and turned the double into a single. He makes up for it by taking second on a wild pitch. #2 JW lines one up the middle and the short stop comes up with it but has to rush his throw and misses wide. JG scores. JW then steals second. #12 JR reaches on an error and JW ends up scoring while JR takes second. #24 DR singles followed by and infield hit by #23 KP. Bases are loaded and #13 AL drives a 2-2 count curve ball to deep left center field scoring JR from third with a sacrafice fly. #25 RC then drives a monster line drive to the right center field gap for a bases clearing triple. With Woodcreek now up 12-2, Oakmont changes pitcher. #14 JH welcomes him with a swinging bunt scoring RC from third. JH steals second but is later thrown out trying to take third. With two outs, #4 CS stays hot with another single but JG who started the inning flies out to right field to end the inning. Like the top of the fifth, Woodcreek put another six runs on the board going up 13-3.
In the bottom of the sixth, #16 SC takes the mound in relief for Woodcreek and induces two ground outs and a strike out.
With Woodcreek up 13-2 after six, the game is called.