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Riptide Trio Outduels Foresters Trio; Barons Take Two of Three in Healdsburg

| June 30, 2018

June 30, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA Steven Curry (Georgia Southern) hit a fly ball double with two outs in the top of the eleventh inning that was lost in the lights and scored the go-ahead run when the next batter, Chase Sebby (Ball State), hit an infield single up the middle that, initially, kept Curry from trying to score. But when an attempt was made to third base to catch Curry off the base as he rounded it, the throw got away and he scored the run that gave the Orange County Riptide a 2-1 win over the Santa Barbara Foresters tonight at Pershing Park. It was an unusual finish to a well-pitched game, as Cassius Hamm (Northridge), Brandon Ivey (Texas) and Hayden Pearce (Pacific) outdueled Caleb Sloan (TCU), Hunter Breault (Oregon) and Elliott Anderson (Auburn) in a matchup of the two leading teams in the CCL so far this season. Hamm started the game on the mound for the Riptide giving up only two hits in five innings, but did walk four batters, two of which came back to bite him in the second inning when, with one out, Cody Masters (Texas Tech) advanced the two runners into scoring position with a single and then a groundball out brought home the only Santa Barbara run of the game. Ivey relieved Hamm to start the sixth inning and pitched around two walks and one hit to record three scoreless innings before turning the pitching duties over to Pearce in the ninth. Pearce retired the first five batters he faced before giving up a single to Chase Illig (West Virgina), who had doubled earlier in the game, and then retired the final four batters in order to secure the Orange County win. Sloan started on the mound for Santa Barbara and was just as effective as Hamm, but allowed five hits, one of which was a Sebby solo home run in the second, while notching four strikeouts in five innings without allowing a walk. Breault relieved Sloan to start the sixth inning and stranded baserunners in each of the three innings he worked, none of which was as dramatic as his escape in the seventh inning. After surrendering a leadoff double to Micah Pries (Point Loma), a wild pitch that allowed Pries to advance to third and a walk to Masen Hibbeler (Texas) put runners on the corners, Breault struck out the next three batters in a row to maintain the 1-1 tie. Anderson entered the game and retired the side in order in the ninth, tenth and appeared to be on his way to doing so again in the eleventh, striking out five, when Curry's fly ball flew above the reach of the Pershing Park lights and fell uncaught to setup the go-ahead play. Click here for recaps of this game Elsewhere in the CCL today: Healdsburg, CA Jacob Shanks (UC Riverside) hit a three-run home run to cap a five-run eighth inning as the Academy Barons overcame a 5-1 deficit to beat the Healdsburg Prune Packers 6-5 today at Recreation Park and take two of the three game series between the teams. Dominated for all the other innings of the game by the Healdsburg pitching trio of Chase Gardner (UConn), Henrik Reinertsen (Pacific) and Nick Roth (College of Marin), the Barons, after loading the bases with no outs to start the eighth inning, took advantage of a two-base error to score twice and, with two outs, capitalized on the extra at bat when Shanks cleared the bases with his three-run home run to put the Academy ahead. The Packers threatened to score in their half of the eighth inning, loading the bases with one out on a walk and two singles, but Andy Rosales (El Camino JC) entered the game in relief of Jake Binder (Ithaca College) and retired the next two batters to maintain the Academy's lead. Anthony Nettles (Clark) then pitched a scoreless ninth for the Barons, striking out the last two batters he faced, to close out the win. Gardner started on the mound for Healdsburg and was dominant, retiring 15 of the 16 batters he faced in his five innings of work, surrendering only one hit, a second inning solo home run to Hunter Lewis (Indiana State). Likewise, Reinertsen was almost as dominant in his three innings of relief of Gardner, striking out eight of the nine outs he recorded, including each of the three outs in the eighth inning when all five runs the Barons scored were unearned, but suffered the loss. Roth struck out the side in the ninth inning to give the Healdsburg trio of pitchers a combined 17 strikeouts. The Packers scored once in the first inning on a sacrifice fly, three times in the fifth when Ryan Ruley (Loyola Marymount) led off with a double, Ben Sanderson (UC Santa Barbara) hit an RBI-double and Quentin Selma (Cal) added a two-out RBI-single, and once in the sixth when Sanderson drove in another run with a single. Sanderson and Ruley finished with a game-high three hits. Click here for recaps of this game Pasadena, CA Cooper Williams (New Mexico St) drove in the tying run with a one-out RBI-single in the seventh inning and then scored what would prove to be the winning run on a two-out error to lead the Arroyo Seco Saints to a 4-3 win over the Southern California Catch tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Trailing 2-1 heading into the seventh inning, the Saints got the tying run to second base when Christian Moya (USC) singled and advanced to second when John Thomas (USC) reached on an error. Williams then drove Moya home to tie the score and, after a wild pitch put runners on second and third with one out and an intentional walk loaded the bases to setup a possible inning-ending double-play, both Thomas and Williams scored on the second error of the inning to make the score 4-2. The Catch scored once and had the tying run in scoring position in the eighth inning after Daniel Jung (Notre Dame) led off with a walk, went first-to-third on a Hill Alexander (Dallas Baptist) single, and scored on a sacrifice fly, but Charles Peacock (Galveston JC), who entered to pitch after Alexander's single in relief of Blake Beers (Michigan), recorded two strikeouts on either side of the sacrifice fly to hold on to the Saints lead. Joey Steele (USF) then retired the side in order in the ninth inning to close out the win. Arroyo Seco jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Drew Cowley (Cal Poly Pomona) and Bennett McCaskill (Dartmouth) hit back-to-back two-out doubles, and the Catch took the lead in the fourth inning when Alexander and Jacob Rogers (UNLV) hit consecutive singles to lead off the inning and both scored on a two-base error to make the score 2-1. Caleb Bly (Oklahoma Baptist) started on the mound for the Catch, recording six strikeouts in six innings, and JD Russomano (Corban) started for the Saints, notching three strikeouts over two innings before turning the pitching duties over to Beers who pitched the next five, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out and walking two. Click here for recaps of this game
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