April 30, 2013 > Huskies wield hot bats to stay on top
Huskies wield hot bats to stay on top
Submitted By Mike Heightchew, Photo by Mike Heightchew
The Washington Husky varsity baseball team held on to the first spot of the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) in baseball with an impressive showing of newly found power at the plate as they beat the Irvington Vikings 9-6 on April 24th.
Although the Vikings made a real contest out of the game, they were unable to hold an early 2-0 lead in the second inning with well-timed hitting by Tommy Belias who continued a red-hot hitting streak at 2 for 3 in the game. Unfortunately for Justin Weightman who took the mound for the Vikings, the Huskies were kept in check early but broke the game beginning in the third inning as they began to hit and run, almost at will. At the close of the Husky half of the inning, seven runs had scored.
The Vikings were not content to give in and even with a five-run deficit, they battled back, scoring four more runs to close the gap to 7-6. In the top of the sixth, a critical play at the plate was a deciding moment as Husky Nick Quejado made good on an attempt to steal home giving Washington a bit of breathing room 8-6. Another Husky run in the seventh, ended the game at 9-6.
Washington met Mission San Jose on April 26 and came away with a 6-3 win. The Huskies MVAL record stands at 7-1.