Game Recap 5/15
Written by Zach Priest
Sunday baseball at the yard is always a Sunday well spent. Today we had two more matchups which were both the second games of their respective series’.
The afternoon game was between the Campesinos and the visiting Senators and it did not disappoint. Dylan Moser was batting leadoff for the Senators and had himself a few triples but that seems like a foot note in the slugfest that occurred. Angeddy Almanzar got the senators out to a quick lead in the first with a three-run shot to clear the bases. The Campesinos then took the lead 7-6 in the sixth inning on a grand slam from Josh Burns, but that was not the end of it. Angeddy Almanzar decided one wasn’t enough for him and launched his second homer of the day which was a grand slam in the seventh to give the Senators a 10-7 lead. Angeddy said after the game that his approach changes with two strikes, “I just try to focus more middle outside…as a power hitter, they tend to throw more middle out with two strikes.” The Senators got redemption in game two of the series as they won 12-7.
The evening game was between the Volcanoes and the visiting Mavericks for game two of their series. Matt McDonald, a relief pitcher, started out on the mound and went 5 2/3 solid innings. He exited with an 8-2 lead, the runs coming on a plethora of gap shots and base hits. McDonald said after the game that his pregame routine doesn’t change, “It really doesn’t change at all, I try to treat it like I usually do coming out of the pen.” He was also a little bit anxious, “I was antsy for sure, I was hoping to get in for at least a batter yesterday but I get it, have to protect the arm.” The Volcanoes won 10-3 with a lackluster performance from the Mavericks’ offense after they hung 10 runs on the Volcanoes yesterday.
So both series’ got split this weekend at 1-1 in each of them. We head into next week with better weather and more games.
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