EL CENTRO – The Southwest Eagles baseball team (13-4-1) came home with the win against the Central Spartans (5-1) in a conference game Friday that ended with close scores.
Starting slow, Southwest was able to pick things up through by the third inning, where they drove in two runs that put them in the lead for the rest of the game.
Andy Carillo (13), the Eagles’ catcher, hit a hard fly ball for an RBI double to take the lead, and right fielder Javi Tellez (19) also drove in a run of his own off an error to make the score two to zero in the top of the third inning.
“It came down to the missed ball by Central’s center field who lost the ball in the lights that allowed us to score and make a difference in the game,” said Matthew Redden, head coach for the Eagles.
The Central Spartans answered back with a score of their own in the fifth inning to cut the loss in half. Spartans’ Luis Flores (20) crushed the ball in right field for an RBI single to aid his team.
Despite these efforts, the Spartans could not come up with any additional runs to add to the board. The final score of the game was 2-1, Eagles.
“Tonight’s game was played extremely well by both teams, and it was a great duel between both of our pitchers,” said Redden.