DJ Lewis swings at a pitch against the Senators on Monday, June 20, at Volcanoes Stadium in a makeup game from opening week on May 13. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes)
With two down and bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, Alex Marquand played the hero for the Campesinos on Monday, June 20.
Marquand’s two-run single gave the Camps a 4-2 lead that held in the seven inning makeup from a May 13 rainout. It would have been the first game of the season for either team.
The Senators had tied the game 2-2 in the top half of the inning in a similar situation. Angeddy Almanzar singled to right with two outs and bases loaded, bringing home Garrett Kueber and Edgar Vela.
Aside from Almanzar’s two-out single Kenneth Folch-Rio was solid on the mound for the Campesinos, going five innings, striking out five and getting out of trouble early.
In the second inning, the Senators loaded the bases with just one out. But Folch-Rio responded, first striking out Jeff Disla and then getting Blayze Arcano to fly out harmlessly.
It was a much needed win for the Campesinos heading into a few days off. The defending champions sit in last place, a game behind the Mavericks.