EL CENTRO — The Southwest Eagles hosted the Palo Verde Yellowjackets May 9 for a baseball match-up that ended with the Eagles flying high for a home victory, 9–4.
This game marked the 12th league victory for the Eagles, keeping their record undefeated. Overall, the Eagles have won a total of 21 games, while only suffering four losses earlier in the season. Due to their record, they are in first place for the Imperial Valley league; Imperial trails close behind with a record of 10–2.
“We played a good game and the entire coaching staff is proud of these boys for persevering and obtaining a winning record like they have,” said Head Coach Matthew Redden.
In the first four innings of the ball game, the Eagles used their bats to take a 4–0 lead over the Yellowjackets. Collectively, the Eagles made nine hits to drive in their nine runs. One of these players was Logan Chell, who swung away for two hits and two RBIs on three at-bats. Chell's batting average for the game was .667. The next player to deliver was Eric Rojo who also had three plate appearances for two hits that allowed him to be driven in by teammates for two runs.
The Yellowjackets came alive to score four points of their own to get back in the game, but despite their efforts, the Eagles were able to soar over the obstacles for hits of their own.
Aiding the Eagles in their efforts was Derek Silva. During his time at the plate, he made a hit for a two-run RBI and gave himself the opportunity to cross the plate with one run.
The next Eagle in the line-up that supported his team was Ethan Ross who had one plate appearance that proved to be beneficial. Ross hit a hard ball to the outfield for a two-run RBI.
Amid these big hits, other Eagles pulled their own with hits by Reece Quintero, Marco Lara, and Danny Ramirez to give the Eagles the remaining runs for the evening.
With this win over the Yellowjackets, the Eagles ended their regular season with a winning record and will now take time to prepare for the playoffs. Their first match-up for the playoffs has yet to be announced.