The weekend started off tough. Dominguez Hills was having an off year and we were surging after a first half slump. We needed to win almost every series to be able to make play offs, so every game was critical. The Friday game went back and forth. We scored first in the game but they quickly answered with 2 runs of their own. We were down 4-5 in the 8th inning and I was up first. Their second relief pitcher grooved me a first pitch fastball and I landed on it down the right field line. I raced to the base with a feet first slide. Safe. The next batter bunted and then I scored on an infield hit. Tie game in the 8th inning in what seemed like a must win game. I was taken out after that for a defensive sub, but they hit a leadoff home run which lead to be the difference in the game. Losing 5-6 to a sub .500 team was hard to swallow, but that feeling didn’t last for long. The next game we came out with a vengeance. We scored 3 in the first, 4 in the second and sprinkled one run innings throughout the rest of the game. Grant Larson, our game 2 starting pitcher, went 8 strong with only a few hits and no runs. We won 13-0, feeling good about ourselves again. The second game of the double header was more of the same from our offense. Not only did we score 3 in the first again, our pitching shut out Dominguez Hills again. We hadn’t had back to back shut outs all year.
Our final day was another grind defensively and with pitching, but our offense stayed hot. They put up multiple runs in the first couple of innings with a home run and a few
extra base hits, however, our offense put up 4 doubles and lots of good at bats all game long. Just as we left off the last 2 games, putting up 12+ total hits. I went 5-14 that weekend with 2 doubles and 3 rbis. The final game of a series is always a grind but we made it out on top with a final of 13-7.