by Kelly Rodriguez
BRAWLEY – Big blasts bring people to their feet and the Brawley Little League 11-12 All Star team certainly provided a bunch of entertainment on Saturday.Â Three home runs drove Brawley to a 10-5 victory over Lemon Grove.
They took an early lead when Jonathan Gonzalez hit a two run-home run in the bottom of the First.
In the bottom of the Second, Jon Jay Aguirre homered over center field giving Brawley the edge 3-1. RBIâ€™s by Nathan Torrez and Jude Littrell further advanced the score 5-1.
Lemon Grove answered back with a barrage of runs in the top of the Third tying the score 5-5.Â Strategic pitching by Jonathan Gonzalez shut them down.
The boysâ€™ hitting streak prompted a swarm of RBIâ€™s by Nathan Torrez and Jonathan Gonzalez finishing the Third inning 9-5.
A hard line drive solo homerun over center field by Wyatt Hensley increased the lead 10-5.
The boys were able to hold Lemon Grove and end the game with Brawley the victor.Â Manager, Alex Torrez, says he is â€œhoping to play the same way.
All the boys were playing good, even the substitutes.â€Â When asked about how they will prepare for tomorrowâ€™s game against San Diegoâ€™s Sweetwater All Star team, he said â€œThe team is good.Â They are champions.Â They are a dangerous team and can hurt us any time.Â They are capable of doing damage.Â We just hope to play the way we have been playingâ€.