Mavericks League, Sports

Surging ‘Sinos sweep

Twice Mante Woods came up with the bases loaded in extra innings for the Campesinos this week. Twice he delivered walk-off wins. 

There had only been one walk-off win this season in the Mavericks League — the Volcanoes last week against the Senators. With their two in Week 12, the Campesinos finished off a three-game sweep and are now only .5 game behind the Mavericks for first place.

On Friday it came on a slow roller that Volcanoes shortstop Quentin Alexander couldn’t come up with. Saturday was a bit cleaner, with a single to right field.

Woods was 6-for-13 with four RBIs and two runs scored in the series. 

The Campesinos are on an upswing, going 9-1 in their last 10 games The defending champions have clawed their way out of the cellar, and have a 1.5 game lead over the Volcanoes, who have now dropped five straight games and fallen below .500 for the first time at 16-17. 

Thursday, July 28

Josh Rego played the hero for the Campesinos to start the week. His solo home run in the bottom of the eighth broke an 11-11 tie, and gave them an eventual 12-11 win.

In all, Rego was 3-for-5, just a single shy of the cycle, with two RBIs and two runs scored. 

The Volcanoes had tied the game in the top half of the eighth on a two-run shot from Hugo Garcia. It was Garcia’s season debut, and he didn’t disappoint manager Tony Torcato, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. 

While the Volcanoes offense was explosive, putting up 11 runs, it was also inconsistent through the lineup. Four players had three or more hits, but three players were hitless, including Juan Carlos Abreau and Quentin Alexander, the first two batters in the order, though they did have an RBI each. 

Friday, July 29

The Campesinos walked-off into the weekend with a Friday thriller win against the Volcanoes.

The 5-4 extra inning win came on a bases loaded RBI from Mante Woods, on a slow roller Volcanoes shortstop Quentin Alexander was unable to field cleanly.

With triple-digit temperatures expected, the decision was made to play a seven-inning day game. Obviously that wasn’t enough.

Woods’ RBI in the eighth was his third of the day. He doubled home two in the second inning for the Campesinos. 

Thursday’s hero for the Campesinos, Josh Rego, went cold in the heat. After putting up three hits including a home run the day before, Rego was 0-4 on Friday. 

Saturday, July 30

Mante Woods and the Campesinos did it again. 

A day after a walk-off win in extra innings against the Volcanoes, the two teams went an extra frame again, and the Campesinos ended their week with another 5-4 win off the bat of Woods. 

It took two runs in the 10th inning this time around for the Campesinos after the Volcanoes scored in the top half of the 10th. A Quentin Alexander sac fly scored Arian Castro, who had reached on a lead-off walk.

First, a two-out bases loaded walk to Danny Alvarado tied the game at 4-4. 

Then, Woods delivered a single to right field that brought home Alex Marquand and finished off the Campesinos’ week with a sweep of the Volcanoes.