Sluggers and Pitchers Made the Difference
By Annie Rivera
Buena Park American Little League faced Yorba Hills Little League for the second time.
BPALL was scoreless in the 1st inning but later in the game BPALL broke the game open with hits from Justin Ray who singled in the 2nd inning; Andrew Romano singled to left field; Rivera who was intentionally walked; Clayton Vison who singled to left field; Cole Timm who singled and scored Romano; and Ricky Marquez who hit a solo homerun.
Starting pitcher Kyle Schultz threw heat despite YHLL answering back with 3 runs of their own. Relief pitcher Ryan Morgan kept their bats mute in extra innings.
Tied at 3-3 after the 6th inning, Christopher Rivera lined a solo homerun for the potential go-ahead run. But Yorba Hills battled back and scored a run on an error.
Even-slated at 4-4 the lights failed to come on and both teams agreed to a continuation game Wednesday at 5 p.m. This after friends, families and fans waited over an hour for the lights to turn on.
Fast forward to Wednesday July 18.
Buena Park, the visiting team, was pumped and ready to play. Picking up where we left off, lead-off hitter at the top of the eighth, Ricky Marquez doubled to left field. Andrew Romano drew a walk. Christopher Rivera was intentionally walked. Clayton Vison hit into a fielder's choice to third and Marquez was out at home. Runners advanced to 2nd and 3rd. Cole Timm RBI singled to score Rivera while Vison advanced to 3rd. Kyle Schultz singled and bases were loaded. Ryan Morgan doubled to right field and scored all three runners. On an attempt to take 3rd on extra bases, Morgan was thrown out at 3rd to end the half-inning.
Sam Carralejo took the mound with great fashion inducing a ground ball to Romano at 3rd to Terrazas at 1st. Carralejo struck out the 2nd batter. The third batter hit a long fly ball to center field but BPALL's Justin Ray made a diving play for what appeared to be the 3rd and final out but came up short. With one man on 1st Yorba Hills grounded back to Carralejo at the mound which was fielded calmly and cleanly. Carralejo jogged over to 1st base and lightly tossed it to Terrazas at 1st for the final out of the continuation game.
Starting pitcher: Kyle Schultz (in regulation)
Relief pithcher: (in regulation)
Winning pitcher: Sam Carralejo (continuation)
HR: R. Marquez; C. Rivera
Clayton Vison singled.
Ricky Marquez hit a homerun.
Isaiah Terrazas nearly beat-out the throw to 1st.
Devyn Smith takes a nice cut.
Justin Ray singled.
Kyle Schultz was starting pitcher.
Ryan Morgan and Schultz discuss strategies on the mound.
Christopher Rivera homered in extra innings.
Ryan Morgan was relief pitcher.
Ricky Marquez doubled to lead-off the top of the 8th inning in the continuation game July 18.
Ryan Morgan's double drove in three runs to win the game.
Sam Carralejo was the winning pitcher in the continuation game July 18.
Carralejo went after the batters with poise and confidence.
Carralejo showed good form on the mound.
Carralejo finished strong on the mound.
Listen to Podcasts:
End of the 5th inning - scores
Tied at 3-3 the game went into extra innings
Rivera's HR in extra innings
Morgan's 3-RBI double in the contination game
Sam Carralejo - winning pitcher
BP Cheer - led by Buena Park Girls Softball All-Stars and Stacey Schultz - "head cheerleader"
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