Gator Baseball Splits Weekend; A slugfest, two blowouts, and a nail biter
The Gators had it all happen this weekend in their four game series with Pierce College. The Gators won a back and forth slugfest in game one by a final of 11-10. They proceeded to get blown out in games two and three by a combined score of 21-0, and then give up a late lead just to win 5-4 on a walk off single by Jimmy Mai in game four.
The Gators had a combined 10 hits in games two and three but failed to get a run but it didn't matter because Pierce won 10-0 and 11-0. After losing game one by a slim margin, it seemed as if the Western Division bully Pierce College was going to assert their authority by winning the next three games in blowout fashion. Sophomore Josh Broom said not so fast.
Broom went the distance in game four and had dazzled the Pierce hitters throughout the entire game. He went into the top of the 7th with a 4-2 lead looking to hold on for his second win of the season. Pierce had a little bit of fight left and they rallied to push two across and tie the game forcing the Gators to hit in the bottom of the 7th. The Gators loaded the bases in the bottom of the 7th with two outs and Coach Brian Embery would pinch hit freshman Jimmy Mai who would single in the winning run.
The Gators league record currently sits at 3-6 in fourth place and 7-19 overall. They will take on first place Lower Columbia next weekend with the first two at David Story Field in Longview, WA and the next two at Heritage Park.