The USAO Drovers had great hitting and pitching to cruise to the 21-1 victory over Wayland Baptist yesterday. Francis Ventura picked up his 4th win of the season, going 6 innings giving up 1 run, 6 hits and 11 strikeouts. The bats exploded for the Drovers. They were led by Dillion White, who went 3-5 with 3 home runs and 7 rbi’s. Randy Ventura went 4-4 while completing the cycle. Kenniel Rivera went 2-2 with a single and a grand slam while Christian Perez went 2-3 with a single and a home run. Wayland’s starting pitcher Matt Flores would go 2 2/3 innings, giving up 10 runs on 8 hits. After this win USAO would improve to 20-9 on the season.
Players of the game:
Dillion White- White had a great game, hitting 3 home runs which broke the USAO record for most in one game.
Randy Ventura- Ventura completed the cycle and also had 3 rbi’s.
The Drovers get the 6-1 win behind great pitching from Trevor Settles and Ruddy Estrella. The Drovers starter Settles went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits. The relief pitcher, Estrella, went 3 innings, giving up no runs on 2 hits including 6 strikeouts. The momentum from the bats carried over into the second game where the Drovers were led by Christian Perez, who went 2-3 with 2 singles and 3 rbi’s. Dillion White went 2-4 with a single and a double. Alexander Cortes went 1-2 with a single and Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a triple. Kenniel Rivera went 1-2 with a double. Wayland’s starting pitcher Broedy Burris went 5 1/3 while giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits. USAO would improve to 21-9 on the season.
Player’s of the game:
Christian Perez- Perez played a good game going 2-4 with 2 singles and 3 rbi’s.
Ruddy Estrella- Estrella would get his 3rd save of the season, pitching 3 innings and giving up 2 hits while getting 6 strikeouts.
Junior Frankely Gonzalez said “We hit pretty good in the clutch and our pitchers were solid throughout both games and with the defense we turned some double plays and made some really good plays.”