East County Sports

Patriots out to early lead in Central race

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (4-16-16) — The Christian Patriots rallied from an early deficit Friday (Apr. 15) to keep pressure on Coronado in the race for the Central League pennant.

The Patriots knocked off visiting Serra 7-3 to improve their league record to 2-0 and overall mark to 10-7.

Trailing 1-0 the Patriots tied the game in the third inning as CHASE WEHSNER walked and darted to third on a double by ZACH HOGUIESSON off the right field fence. Wehsener scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly by JUSTIN LEDGERWOOD.

Christian edged in front in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out rally. Winning pitcher NATHAN JARVIS singled and NATE CAZARES was hit by a pitch. That set the stage for a ground rule double by KYLE STOWERS.

The Patriots broke the game open with 4 markers in the fifth. They loaded the bases on a single by HOGUIESSON, a walk to Ledgerwood and a bunt single by JOHN GERSHOW. GARRETT NIELSEN then flashed an RBI single and JAKOB BECK drove in 2 more with a base hit.

Serra handed the Patriots their last run of that inning on a wild pitch.

Christian tagged on an extra run in the sixth inning as Wehsener singled, advanced to second on a groundout and scored on a basehit by Gershow.

Jarvis allowed only one run and 6 hits to post his 3rd win in five decisions.

 

Fri., April 15, 2016
Central League
PATRIOTS 7, CONQUISTADORS 3
Serra          ab r h bi Christian     ab r h bi
MLeong 2b       3 1 1 0  Stowers cf     4 0 1 1
Samuelson ss    3 2 1 0  Wehsener 1b    2 2 1 0
Moran cf        4 0 3 1  Hoguiesson rf  4 1 2 0
Szalapski dh    4 0 0 0  Ledgerwood 3b  2 1 0 1
Munoz rf        0 0 0 0  Gershow 2b     3 1 2 1
Strang p        0 0 0 0  Nielsen dh     3 1 1 1
Carlson 3b      0 0 0 0  Josephson c    0 0 0 0
NLeong lf       4 0 2 2  Contreras c    0 0 0 0
Tomp c          3 0 3 0  Beck ss        4 0 1 2
Agosto 1b       4 0 0 0  NJarvis p      3 1 1 0
Reece 3b-p      4 0 1 0  Bessone p      0 0 0 0
Sipchen p-rf    2 0 0 0  Cazares lf     2 0 0 0
TOTALS        31 3 11 3  TOTALS        27 7 9 6

   Serra     (10-6, 1-2 CL)  001 000 2 – 3 11 1
   Christian (10-7, 2-0 CL)  001 141 x – 7  9 1
 
GWRBI-Stowers (1).
E-Munoz, Beck. LOB-Ser 11, Chr 9. 
2B-Stowers, Hoguiesson, Moran. S-MLeong. SF-Ledgerwood. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
Serra             ip  h  r er bb so
 Sipchen L       4+   5  5  5  4  0
 Strang          1.0  2  1  1  0  0
 Reece           1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Christian
 NJarvis W(3-2)  6.0  6  1  1  3  2
 Bessone         1.0  5  2  2  0  0
Sipchen faced 3 batters in the 5th.
HBP-By Sipchen (Cazares), by Reece (Josephson). WP-Sipchen, Strang.

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