SALINAS VALLEY — Soledad Aztecs lost to Palma Chieftains 14-7 in a game that started nearby but away from Aztecs towards the end of the contest on May 10.
Aztec head coach Damian Ryan said, “We got along with them (Chieftain) early on, but towards the middle they felt they went ahead and didn’t try as hard as we could. “. “We feel like we’ve packed it in, and that’s what we never want as an Aztec. We never stop.”
Fabian Cabrera had a double and two RBIs to make it 2 x 4, and Jonathan Carrillo had two RBIs.
Last Wednesday, the Aztecs entertained the Greenfield Bruins and won a 10-0 match in five innings.
Cabrera took the lead in 1 x 1 day, walked with RBIs and recorded 3 runs. Dominique Chavez scored 2 RBIs in 2 x 3 days, and Eric Segura and Chavez scored 2 RBIs in 2 x 3 days.
“I was very happy with how I recovered from my loss on Monday,” Ryan said. “The green field has always been tough and they played hard. I had a lot of respect for the green coach, but I was able to get it done with less pitcher. 3 weeks in the Upper Division League. Playing a day puts a lot of strain on the pitcher. Dom Chavez and Andres Mora were able to overcome this with a minimal pitch. “
In the final match of the week, Aztecs took a 5-1 lead over San Benito in the 7th inning. Unfortunately, Soledad gave up 5 runs to lose the game and was 6-5.
Segura threw five innings in eight strikeouts against the perennial power Hollister. Cabrera scored 2 x 3 on stolen base. Segura hit a 2×4 RBI and Jeremy Banuelos hit a solo home run in the 6th inning, leading Soledad 5-1.
“We need to be humble and learn to respect others,” Ryan said. “We went a little further and didn’t finish the game. I like to preach to our guys that we need to get 21 outs to win. More than four times this year. We won and lost in three or more runs. Maybe we are Snakebit. All I know is that we are starting a very young team. We learn from every situation. Hope that. Otherwise, all these lessons are free. That said, I feel very strongly about this young group. We are motivated to learn and teach daily I got a great group that I’m eager to receive. I couldn’t be any more proud of my team. “
Gonzales Spartan defeated Greenfield Bruins 6-3 in Greenfield to win his second match of the season. Champ Flores threw a complete game with five strikeouts. Jason Flores has 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs, and Sebastian Sanchez has 3 RBIs. Adrian Zavala was a huge hit and brought Jacob Valdes home.
Greenfield held a 2-0 lead after the first inning and Sparta tied the game in the second top. Greenfield scored a run at the bottom of the second and was easily led with a score of 3-2. Gonzales then topped the top of the third inning with four runs, leading 6-3.
Eric Hernandez led Greenfield with two hits, with Daniel Pantha and Alejandro Guiteres adding base hits. Manuel Gutierrez lost on the mound and threw seven innings in four strikeouts.
King City defeated Gonzales 11 to 1 with pitcher John Michael Soto’s no-hitter no-hitter. Senior Harler was a beast with seven strikeouts, six innings, three stolen bases and four hits. Levi Hood scored 2 RBIs and 3 RBIs, and Ryland Hinderseed added 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs.
On Saturday, Mustang fell to host Pacific Coast Breakers with a score of 6-2. Eli Clavijo pitched all 6 innings and failed to win all 6 runs.
King City coach Lorenzo Espino said, “I made three mistakes that gave up the run.” “Once again, we hit them directly. Sam Anberger was a hit with John Michael Soto and Eli Clavijo.”
Soledad will host Pacific Grove on Monday, North Monterey County on Wednesday, and Carmel-by on Friday. Gonzales will host Robert Louis Stevenson on Thursday.
King City will host Greenfield on Tuesday, North County on Thursday, and Templeton on Friday.
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