It was the top half of the third inning and Roosevelt (1-3) had scored the first run of the game following a throwing error by Samohi's (4-1) first baseman Connor Greene. Greene looked to redeem himself at the plate on his next at bat at home Tuesday afternoon.
“I definitely was looking to make up for that easy run that I gave them,” said Greene.
With lead-off man Alex Turner setting the
table with a single to start the inning, Greene stepped up to the plate with
a chance to drive in two runs. After working the count 2-1, Greene smacked a
single to center field allowing both runners to score and put the Vikings up
“I knew I had to hit it up the
middle and that’s exactly what I did,” said Greene.
By the end of the game the Vikings offense had exploded over the Rough Riders 9-1 and dominated the pitching game by utilizing their deep roster of pitchers in the bullpen and collecting eleven hits as a team.
Strong pitching by starter
Eli Bieber and timely hitting by Greene led the Vikings to their third straight victory.
two runs opened up the Vikings offense as they scored multiple runs in
each of the next three innings to put away the Rough Riders.
But before the offense
could strike again, starting pitcher Eli Bieber had to work himself out of a
bases loaded jam in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Bieber got the next two batters out to end
the fourth inning after walking a batter and allowing back-to-back singles.
Bieber then got the first two batters out to start the fifth
inning before surrendering three straight walks and ending his night.
head coach Kurt Schwengel would then call on his plethora of relievers
to end the bases loaded threat.
pitcher Nick Jimenez did just that and struck out opposing Roosevelt starting
pitcher Robert Contreras stalling the Rough Riders offense yet again.
“We are so deep it makes it hard on
me because we have so many options,” said Schwengel. “It’s not easy to choose
who to pitch each day, but it’s a good problem to have.”
Eli Bieber finished the game
tossing an effective four and two-thirds innings.
Bieber allowed one earned run while
walking four batters, striking out seven, and earning the win.
Greene finished his day with two hits, three RBI’s, a run and a stolen base.
Vikings Alex Turner had another strong
performance at the plate and running the bases as he accumulated two hits, two
runs, two stolen bases, and an RBI.
Next game for Samohi is against Woodrow Wilson
(2-3) in a double-header at home Tuesday starting at 1:30
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