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April 23, 2013 > Men's Baseball: Husky bats subdue Cougars

Men's Baseball: Husky bats subdue Cougars

Submitted By Mike Heightchew, Photo by Mike Heightchew

Washington Huskies showed they are a force to reckoned with in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) as they handled the Newark Memorial Cougars 10-4 on April 19 to hold on to first place.

The Huskies and Cougars started the day in a three-way tie with James Logan for first place. Washington, after an impressive day on the diamond, now holds the top baseball spot in the MVAL. Friday's game started as a tight battle; the Huskies scored fast and early, showing hitting power as they scored three runs in the second inning, but Newark responded with four runs in the third when Brandon Sewell walked three and Newark's Tommy Gallagher's came back with a two-run triple to keep the cougars in the game.

With two outs in the fourth, Washington's Nick Quejado outran an infield single after a ground ball got by first base. Washington's Jacob Call added to the Washington offensive show as he singled, stole two bases and scored in the fourth to tie the game. He also walked, stole a base and scored in the five-run sixth inning that put the game out of reach.

The final blow to bury the Newark Memorial Cougars came in the sixth inning when Brandon Sewell hit a two-run homer to left field, followed by Nick Quejado with a two-run triple. Washington outfielder Latrell Harris walked and scored on a sacrifice fly, completing the Husky rally. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Harris went airborne to make a terrific diving catch in center field, denying a hit from Newark's Edgar Gonzalez

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