St. Brendan: Andres
Hernandez flirts with no-no; Defense preserves win with late triple play
Andres Hernandez took
a near perfect game into the Top of the 7th inning Monday against
Archbishop Carroll. Through the previous six innings he breezed by, only
allowing one base runner via an error while fanning six hitters. But the Saber
faithful would see the bid be broken up by Bulldogs leadoff hitter Oscar
Gordillo, who ironically was the only man to reach till that point via the
error mentioned earlier. Hernandez who was nursing a 1-0 lead at the point
would go on to walk the next two hitters and watch his day from hopeful to
speechless in a hurry as he loaded the basses with no outs.
One of the quickest
turns of events of the 2012 season took a turn towards the bizarre on the very
next hitter. Bulldogs Catcher Mike Lobello would hit a sac-fly to left for the
first out of the inning and bring in the runner from third to tie the game at
1. The runner tagging from second to third (Brandon Mubarak) on the sacrifice
would be hung up between base paths for out number 2.
Now this is when the
bizarre comes into play. Hernandez was instructed to check the previous runner
at third Oscar Gordillo (the tying run) in the event that he left early. The
appeal was granted and upon the exchange it was confirmed that Gordillo left
early. The unconventional 7-2-4-6-1-5 triple play… I guess it’s safe to say St.
Brendan fans still got a glance at history Monday afternoon.
St. Brendan defeats
Archbishop Carroll 1-0