Game 1 USAO vs Texas Wesleyan
In the winners bracket game, the USAO Drovers beat Texas Wesleyan Rams 9-1. The Drovers got a strong start from Jose Hidalgo, who went 9 innings and only giving up 1 run on 4 hits. The bats for USAO collected 13 hits, led by Christian Perez who went 3-5 with a single, a double, and a home run. Dillon White went 2-4 with 2 singles, Frankely Gonzalez went 1-4 with a single, Randy Ventura went 1-4 with a single, Kenniel Rivera went 1-5 with a home run, Henry Rodriguez went 2-5 with 2 singles and Alexander Cortes went 1-4 with a triple.
The bats for Rams gathered only 4 hits, led by Caden Williams who went 1-4 with a solo home run. Kiki Menendez went 1-3 with a single, Blake Seaton went 1-3 with a single and Alex Gudac went 1-3 with a single.
Player of the Game:
Jose Hidalgo: Hidalgo went 9 innings, only allowing 1 run on 4 hits.
Pitcher Jose Hidalgo said “Things are starting to come together and it’s just time for us to get things rolling. We have one goal in mind and that’s a national championship.”
Game 2 Texas Wesleyan vs Wayland Baptist
In the elimination game, the Texas Wesleyan Rams beat the Wayland Baptist Pioneers 13-7. The Rams gathered 14 hits, led by Blake Seaton who went 3-5 with a single, a double and a home run. Caden Williams went 2-4 with a double and a home run, Luis Roman went 1-4 with a single, Kiki Menendez went 2-4 with a single and a homerun, Aidan Laurini went 1-4 with a single, Garrett Crook went 1-1 with a pinch-hit single, Casey Moses went 1-4 with a single, Julio Ibarra went 1-4 with a single and Dylan Measells went 2-5 with 2 singles. The starting pitcher for the Rams was Andrew O’Brien, who went 3 innings allowing 5 runs on 6 hits. The relief pitcher, Wade Regas, went 6 innings giving up 2 runs on just 2 hits
On Sunday the 7th, the Drovers will take on the Rams in the game to go to the finals. This game will also take place at USAO at 2pm.