The USAO Drovers (#1) for the second time this season have a win streak more than 15 games, during Febuary and March Coach Ross and the Drovers had a 15 game win streak. The Drovers came out ready to play in this game, as the would beat the Bellevue Bruins 15-5.
The Drovers offense came out on fire, collecting 11 hits. The offense would be led by P.J. Garcia, as he would go 4-5 with 3 singles, a double and 5 RBI’s. Greg Barnette would go 2-3 with 2 singles. Kenniel Rivera went 1-3 with a ground rule double. Daniel Lafarga went 1-5 with a single. Henry Rodriguez went 1-2 with a single. Alex Sanchez went 1-2 with a single. Miguel Lorenzo went 1-3 with a double.
The Drovers got yet another fantastic start from SR. Francis Ventura, as he would fire 7 amazing innings and would just allow 4 runs on 7 hits. Ventura would finish the night with 8 strikeouts. With this win, Ventura moves to a perfect 10-0 on the season. Corey Korenic would be only reliver needed, as he would throw 2 strong innings, and would allow just 1 run on 2 hits. Korenic would strikeout 5 in the 2 innings he threw.
The Bruins would be led by Austin Alexander, as he would go 2-4 with 2 singles. Travis Tanaka would go 2-3 with 2 singles. J.T. Patterson went 1-3 with a single. Gary Dixon went 1-4 with a double. Matt Evans went 1-2 with a triple. Kory Longaker went 1-3 with a single. Julian Rivera went 1-1 with a single.
The Bruins sent Dylan Thorp to the mound, as he would go 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. Thorp would finish the night with 2 strikeouts. After this loss, Thorp is now 7-4 on the season. The Bruins used 3 reliever, in Junior Ramirez, Brandon Desjardins and Zach Wilson. Ramirez went 2.1 innings, and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits. Desjardins went 0.1 innings, and would allow 3 runs on 1 hit. Wilson went 1 inning, and allowed 3 runs on 1 hit.
Shortstop P.J. Garcia said “Francis came out and pitched well and gave us a great chance to win. Our offense came up with some big hits. We need to just continue to trust the process.”
USAO: The Drovers will play Reinhardt on Tuesday at 10 A.M.
Bellevue: The Bruins will be playing the winner of Campbellsville and Midland, on Tuesday at 2 P.M.