An unfazed Caleb Deaver digs out the low throw to first, keeping a Merino runner from prematurely gaining any ground. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications
More Rams led to slaughter by HHS
After a pair of hefty wins over Akron earlier in the week, Holyoke High School baseball swept another team of Rams in an April 20 doubleheader with Merino. Playing in front of a good home crowd on a perfect day for baseball, the Dragons won the first game 7-3 and the second 13-3.
Holyoke 7, Merino 3
For much of Saturday’s first game, it was unclear who would come out on top. In the first inning, Merino scored one run, but Holyoke kept pace, and Seth Watson’s run tied it up. Merino pulled ahead in the second with two more runs and kept Holyoke from crossing home.
Merino didn’t manage to score in the third, and Holyoke tied the score in the bottom of the inning, with another run by Watson and one by Blake Mosenteen.
The score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the fifth, when Watson posted another run. Jesus Trejo also scored, putting the Dragons ahead 5-3. Despite their best efforts, the Rams didn’t manage to score again for the rest of the game. Mosenteen and Cade Killin each scored a run in the sixth for a final score of 7-3.
Mosenteen pitched the entire game, facing 31 batters. He struck out eight, walked two, and gave up five hits and three earned runs.
Throughout the game, Watson and Trejo hit two doubles each, and Caleb Deaver had one. Mosenteen hit two singles, and Alexis Vega, Slaten Burris, Trejo and Hunter Bergstrom hit one apiece.
Trejo posted three RBIs, Bergstrom two, and Mosenteen and Deaver one each. Trejo and Killin each stole one base.
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