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April 16, 2013 > Men's Baseball: Colts prevail in critical matchup

Men's Baseball: Colts prevail in critical matchup

Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By mike Heightchew

James Logan's Colts beat the Newark Memorial Cougars 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning in what may have been the most Critical Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) baseball game of the year. Newark Memorial came into the game at 3-0 in MVAL play with the Washington Huskies also in the mix. Logan dropped an early league game to John F. Kennedy that made this a "must win" game for the Colts.

The game was a real pitcher's battle. As the game started, Logan's Alex Martinez and Newark's Francis Thometz put on a pitchers clinic. It looked like the Cougars would stay on course to hold the MVAL game lead when Josh Roman came home on an Edgar Gonzalez sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to take the lead.

However, Logan came back and tied the game in the fifth when Alex Martinez singled and got Amalani Fukofuka home with two outs. Fukofuka set up this opportunity earlier with a single and moved to third on an errant pickoff attempt by Thometz. Jason Childs finally put an end to this showdown in the bottom of the tenth when he delivered a fast moving grounder that came off the glove of Newark shortstop Jacob Ramirez into center field. Isaiah Bond scored untouched... GAME OVER.

This was a very big win for Logan that keeping their MVAL hopes alive.

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