sneaks out of Westminster with a victory
Christian fresh off a heart breaking loss to St. Brendan in their regular
season opener (4-5/F), looked to avenge themselves against heavily favoured
Westminster Christian, who opened up the regular season with a shutout
performance against Somerset (7-0/F).
Top of the second Right Fielder Alex Hernandez set the tone for the Westwood
offense taking Westminster Starter Marc Sanchez over the Right Field fence for
a solo-shot, cutting the Westminster lead in half, 2-1. David Thompson led off
the Bottom of the 3rd with a double, but yet again Danny Garcia was
able to regroup and retire the next three hitters in order and allow only 1-
run in the frame, as Thompson would eventually come into score on a passed
Top of the 4th Marc Sanchez was able to retire the first two
Westwood hitters and got the opportunity to redeem himself against Alex
Hernandez, this time Hernandez’s fate was different…instead of hitting one over
the right field fence, he hit a solo-shot to left, cutting the Westminster lead
with in one all over again. But, this game would get tied up in a hurry. The
very next batter for Westwood Claudio Rubiera must have read from the on deck
circle what Hernandez did at the plate because Rubiera was able to smack
Sanchez back-to-back, and ultimately gave Westwood the confidence they needed
to be able to pull off the improbable upset.
Starter Danny Garcia would leave the game with a no-decision 4 1/3 IP, 3R, 3H,
4BB and 5Ks and be replaced by Alex Hernandez (2HR). The Westwood offense would
eventually deliver the knockout blow to Sanchez in the top of the fifth adding
two more runs and removing him from the game, 5IP, 5R, 6H, 0BB and 4Ks.
would get an insurance run in top of the 7th and take 6-3 lead in to
the bottom of the 7th, where Hernandez would run into trouble. With
runners on second and third, up came Daniel Sanchez representing the tying run
with two-outs, Sanchez would deliver with a 2 RBI single and advanced to second
on the throw home.
up came Luis Touron with the tying run on second, just when you can bet your
silver dollar that Westminster was in line for a 2 out rally after a Daniel
Sanchez 2 out 2 RBI base hit … it never came. Alex Hernandez would strike out
the very next hitter Luis Touron for the improbable victory, 6 to 5.