BRAWLEY – The Wildcats baseball team (7-9) hosted the Central Spartans (8-10) April 22, with Brawley dominating the field with a final score of 8-3. Both teams had a slow start through the second inning with no scores on the board.
By the third inning, Brawley scored their first run as Dylan Rein (44) hit a RBI triple to left field. In that same inning AJ Grijalva (14) hit a grounder down the third base line allowing his teammate on third to score for the second run of the inning.
“Today was one of those games where I thought my team played extremely well against a great team, but we were able to catch some breaks early on in the game that allowed us to progress with our lead,” says Brawley’s head coach Pedro Carranza.
Through the fifth inning Brawley’s boys were able to keep their bats hot as they scored another four runs making the score 6-0. Kenet Delgado (12) led the charge by hitting a sacrifice RBI. Next, Roberto Brodell (8) hit a right field line drive that scored two RBIs.
At the top of the sixth, the Spartans answered with some runs of their own. The team came together to get their bats moving. Central drove in three runs with hits to the outfield cutting Brawley’s lead in half.
However, in the bottom of the sixth Brawley came right back with two more runs crossing the plate. Dylan Reina (44) hit the first run with a sacrifice fly. AJ Grijalva also had a great night with another hard hit, line drive over the left fielder’s head and allowed Garret Mamer (7) to score.
Central finally ended the sixth inning and tried once more to over take the Wildcats with their last at bat. They were not able to connect with the ball bring the game to a close with the final score being 8-3, Brawley.
“We were able to keep the peddle to the metal with my players having quality at bats that made the difference in tonight’s game,” said coach Pedro Carranza.[envira-gallery id=”76148″]