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Woodcreek JV splits double header with Del Oro

Jr. Varsity vs Del Oro HS on 4/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, April 04, 2014 by Kevin Loeb, Anna Gross
Woodreek split a double header with Del Oro losing game one 6-5 in extra innings and winning the second game 6-0.

In game one Woodcreek started out strong.  Scoring 1 in the first and 2 in the top of the second inning before Del Oro answered with 2 of there own.  Things settle down until the fifth inning when Woodcreek scored 1 to go up 5-2, but Del Oro answered with 2 in the bottom half of their inning.  A scoreless sixth was followed by a seventh inning that saw Woodcreek trying to close it out with a 1 run lead.  

In the bottom of the seventh Del Oro's lead off batter singled.  That was earased when the next batter hit into a 5-4-3 double play.  So with two outs and still clinging to a 1 run lead, Woodcreek gave up a single, that was followed with an error by the third baseman, and then that was followed up by an error on the short stop allowing the tying run to score.  The next batter hit into a fielder's choice and the game was headed to extra innings.

Woodcreek led off thier part of the eigth going out 1,2,3.  Del Oro looked like they were going to do the same.  Their first two batters were retired on a fly out to center field and a strike out.  But with the top of their order up, the next batter singled, stole second, with the next batter singling a soft liner to shallow center field.  The throw home was slightly off line allowing the winning run to score.

JP ended up with no decision giving up 2 unearned runs. MO ended up with the blown save contibuted in no small part to 3 unearned runs on the 4 errors behind him, and JS with the loss.  5 of Del Oro's 6 runs were unearned.

In Game two, fortunes turned around for Woodcreek.  Woodcreek allowed no runs and only 2 hits in a 6-0 win.  It was a scoreless battle for the first 3 innings before Woodcreek broke through in the top of the fourth.  JR reached on an error by the Del Oro short stop and stole second as JP battled in a 7 pitch at bat before sending the 8th pitch to deep left field.  Tailing away from the defender, he couldn't quite come up with it and JR scored. and JP ended up at 2nd base.  MO bunted JP over to third and beat out the throw reaching 1st base safely.  MO was thrown out stealing; however, the next batter hit a sac fly to center field deep enough to score JP from third giving Woodcreek a 2 run lead.  It would be all that AL & company would need.

After giving up two walks in the 1st, AL would only allow a single baserunner in each of the second, fourth, and fifth innings.  Giving up a single, a runner reaching on an error, and a double.  AL countered with 9 strikeouts over those 5 innings.  JW entered the game in relief and tightened the screws even harder.  Recording 5 strikeouts in two innings of relief.

The other scoring by Woodcreek was in the 4th when JG hit his second double in as many games and scored on AL's RBI single.  Despite two baserunners in scoring position in the top of the 6th, Woodcreek failed to score.  However, in the top of the 7th, Del Oro's pitcher got wild and JW and JG both drew walks.  AL flied out to center. JR loaded the bases by getting hit by a pitch and JP forced in a run when he too was hit by a pitch.  With the infield drawn in, MO hit a hard grounder that left the second baseman with only one choice to throw the runner out at second allowng a run to score.  JR scored on a PB and Woodcreek led 6-0.

JW continuted the pitching strangle hold and closed out the game securing the Woodcreek win.

Coaching tip of the day:  Run fast

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