Blue Wave Varsity stole the lead late and defeated South Bay Grizzlies 8-7 on Saturday. Blue Wave Varsity was down 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jake Garcia homered on a 0-2 count, scoring four runs.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Blue Wave Varsity collected seven hits and South Bay Grizzlies had eight.
South Bay Grizzlies got things started in the first inning. South Bay Grizzlies scored on a stolen base during Matthew Chavez‘s at bat. Then Chavez doubled , driving in one.
South Bay Grizzlies scored three runs in the fifth inning. South Bay Grizzlies offense in the inning was led by Jackson Forcier, Dominic Valdovinos, and Jonathan Covarrubias, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Garcia was on the hill for Blue Wave Varsity. The ace went four innings, allowing five runs on four hits, striking out three and walking one.
Robert Guerrero led things off on the hill for South Bay Grizzlies. Guerrero went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out four. Mike Hernandez threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Blue Wave Varsity hit one home run on the day. Garcia went yard in the sixth inning.
Blue Wave Varsity collected seven hits. Aiden Malave and Joshua Tomas all managed multiple hits for Blue Wave Varsity. Tomas and Malave each collected two hits to lead Blue Wave Varsity.
South Bay Grizzlies tallied eight hits. Chavez, Rome Requena, and Ian Wilson each managed multiple hits for South Bay Grizzlies. South Bay Grizzlies tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Wilson led the way with three.
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