Oregon Metro League baseball recap
The only way he knew he’d bat again in the Wildcats’ half of the inning was if the bases were loaded, and the game was tied.After a bases loaded balk forced the tying run home, and teammate Kenyon Yovan drew a walk to load the bags again, Cox stepped in and delivered a single to drive in the game winning run. beat Jesuit 3 2 at Jesuit High School to even the Metro League series at 1 1, which sets up the series clinching rubber match Friday.The game was originally scheduled to be played at , but since Wednesday’s game was scrubbed because of rain, this game was moved to Jesuit’s Sprunk Stadium to use the artificial turf. was still the home team in the scorebook.Cox adidas samba ‘s clutch base knock came off Jesuit reliever Thomas Swide, and at a time when coach Steve Antich said his club desperately needed something to go their way late in a game.”We n adidas samba eeded to come through in a spot with a guy on,” Antich said. “That has been the difference in a couple of close games for us where we’ve taken losses, but today we got it done.” took an early 1 0 lead after Kenyon Yovan’s deep fly to center bounced off the fence to score Tyler Stofiel, and then Jesuit starting pitcher Colton French found his groove.French held the Wildcats scoreless into the sixth inning before giving way to Swide, and Antich said the Jesuit starter did a nice job making adjustments to the lineup.”We failed to make adjustments to French’s adjustments, and he started going to a lot adidas samba of off speed stuff and away from his fastball,” Antich said. “But we extended him a little bit, and we were lucky enough to get in to the bullpen.”Jesuit touched up starting pitcher Parker Kelly for their only runs in the fifth inning. Third baseman Evan Haberle hit an RBI single and catcher Ken Carlson drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, but Kelly managed the situation well and minimized the damage to keep the Crusaders from the big inning.For , Parker pitched six innings and struck out seven, but walked five which was what hurt him in the fifth the most. Silas Riccardi ended up with the win, pitching an inning of scoreless relie adidas samba f in the seventh.For Jesuit, French received a no decision for what was a pretty good day on the mound. He pitched 5 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and one run allowed on three hits.At the plate for the Wildcats, Teagan Lind was 2 for 3 with a double, and was the only player to have multiple hits. Yovan finished 1 for 2 with an RBI double and Cox was 1 for 4 with his game winning single.