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Baseball - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017
Game 1
Game 2
Southeastern CC
Ellsworth CC

Blackhawks won the series against Ellsworth Community College. 

Game 1 – The Blackhawks struck early in game one of the series.

Back to back singles from Chase Wood and Braeden Brown followed by a walk from Zeb Adreon loaded the bases for Luis Vargas. Vargas hit a sacrifice fly to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead but the Blackhawks were unable to push across anymore runs.

The Blackhawks sent Otis Roby to the mound. After striking out the leadoff hitter, Roby hit the next batter and allowed a one out homerun to give the panthers a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the second, Roby allowed a second two run homerun pushing the Panther lead to 4-1 after two. After the second, Roby settled in and faced just one over the minimum, reaching on an error. That runner subsequently came around to score.

The Blackhawk offense was stymied for most of the game as they were able to push runners into scoring position in two more innings in the game but were only able to push across one more run on Luis Vargas sacrifice fly.

The Blackhawks fell to the Panthers 5-2.

Game 2 – In game two the Blackhawks threatened early, but were unable to push across any runs as they got three walks in the inning but did not record a hit and did not score.

Tanner Foster took the bump for the Blackhawks.

Foster started the game off by allowing no runs in his first three innings of work, working out of a jam in the third when he allowed back to back hits to lead the inning off. Then with no outs recorded a fly ball out to third base. For the second out, he fielded a slow grounder back at him and got the runner trying to score on the play at home. He retired the next batter he saw and ended the inning.

The Blackhawks offense got on the board in the second inning when Chase Wood singled home Austin Martin giving the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. Then in the top of the fourth, Francisco Guerrero hit a solo homerun extending the lead to 2-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Foster allowed his only earned run of the day, allowing a leadoff solo homerun to make the score 2-1.

The Blackhawks answered in the top of the sixth recording six hits and four runs in the inning. The inning led off with Francisico Guerrero hitting a leadoff single, followed by Marco Melgoza and Austin Martin all following suit. On Austin Martin's an error allowed both Guerrero and Melgoza to come around and score. Chase Wood then doubled home Martin. Then final run of the inning was scored when Luis Vargas singled home Wood.

Josh Rawlinson tacked on a solo homerun of his own in the top of the seventh inning.

In the seventh, the leadoff hitter got on base on an error followed by a strikeout from Foster. After a walk, Sam Noel took over for Foster and recorded a sacrifice fly, then hit the next batter he saw, but struck out the third batter he faced to end the threat. Noel then threw the bottom of the eighth and did not allow a hit.

In the 9th, Duane Cyr took over for Noel. After back to back walks, Trace Hoffman came in and retired 3 of the four batters he saw, all on strikeouts notching his 11th save of the year.

The Blackhawks won 8-3.

Game 3

The Blackhawks sent Andrew Stout out for the third game of the series.

Stout cruised through his first two hitters of the game and then allowed a two run homerun to give the panthers the early 1-0 lead. The Blackhawks tied the game up in the top of the second inning when Luis Vargas hit a solo homerun to bring the score to 1-1.

Stout cruised through the next four innings allowing only two runners to reach scoring position but stranding both of them. Stout only allowed two hits during the second through the fifth inning.

In the top of the third inning the Blackhawks went ahead for good. With one out, Josh Rawlinson recorded a basehit, followed by a single from Chase Wood. After a Braeden Brown sacrifice fly and a Zeb Adreon walk, Luis Vargas recorded his second homerun of the game, this time of the three run variety.  In the top of the sixth, Zeb Adreon recorded his sixth homerun of the year and third of the week. The score was now 6-1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Stout was touched for one run on two hits in the inning and his day ended with five and two third innings pitched. Sam Noel got out of the inning with a flyball to the shortstop to end the threat. Bryan Callaly threw the bottom of the seventh inning allowing two baserunners, one on a walk and one on an error, but got the next three hitters out to end the game. The Blackhawks won 7-2.

Game 4

Pedro Garcia got the ball for the Blackhawks in game four of the series.

The Blackhawks offense wasted no time getting started as they scored five runs in the top of the first inning. First run was scored on a solo homerun from Braeden Brown. Braeden was followed by Zeb Adreon hitting a double and scoring on a single from Luis Vargas. Oswaldo Calderon was hit by a pitch and then with two outs, Marco Melgoza added a three run homerun of his own to make the score 5-0.

Garcia made quick work of the Panthers in the first allowing a leadoff single, but striking out two in the inning and inducing a groundball to end the first.

The offense picked right up where it left off in the top of the second when Chase Wood hit a one out homerun to extend the lead. Back to back walks from Braeden Brown and Zeb Adreon came around to score on a error off the bat of Luis Vargas. Oswaldo Calderon tacked on another run with a sacrifice fly making the score 9-0 after two.  In the third, Back to back singles from Marco Melgoza and Austin Martin led the inning off. After a fielders choice, Melgoza scored on a wild pitch. Then with two outs Braeden Brown hit his second homerun of the game. After the top of the third, the score was 13-0.

After facing one over the minimum through two, Garcia was finally touched up in the third inning. A leadoff walk in the inning was followed by a strikeout, but then with one out Garcia walked another batter and with two on allowed a homerun. Now the score was 13-3.

The offense kept the onslaught going. This time in the fourth inning a leadoff double from Marco Melgoza started it off. Then with two outs, Chase Wood walked and like a broken record Braeden Brown launched his third homerun of the game. This time for his 4th, 5th and 6th RBI of the game. In the top of the fifth a leadoff walk to Oswaldo Calderon and a single from Oliver Baez set the inning up for Austin Martin to drive in the games 17th run. The score after the top of the 5th was 17-3. In the bottom of the fifth Garcia struck out the first batter he saw, but then allowed two consecutive hits to drive in one run and a walk to give the Panthers a couple baserunners for a second homerun of the game making the score 17-7. Garcia settled in once again striking out the next two hitters. The Blackhawks won via the ten run rule.