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May 13, 2014 > Huskies tighten league race

Huskies tighten league race

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

The Washington Huskies tightened Mission Valley Athletic League baseball standings withÊan impressive display of hitting in their meeting with the Newark Memorial Cougars on May 9th. This was defining moment for the season, a must-win game for both teams. A Cougar win would have given them a 10-2 record and a commanding three game lead with just two games left in the season.

The Husky win puts them just one game behind in the standings and a chance to gain the title. Husky batters took control early asÊZac Wallace fired up the offense in the top of the third inning, zeroing in on a Edgar Gonzaez fastball and took itÊdeep into theÊoutfield. The barrage continued as Husky batters continued to hit with power, scoring in third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, a total of 10 hits for the day.

The final blow was in the top of the sixth when Husky power drove in five more runs; Jacob Call topped off a great day by hitting a two-run home run to put the game out of reach. He also had a day to remember behind the plate, striking out nine batters while allowing only three hits and one run.

Husky team hitting seems to be hittingÊtheir stride at just the right time as the end of the season is within sight. Hitting stars for the Huskies were Steven Kwan at 2/2, an RBI and two doubles; Zac Wallace was hot again, goingÊ 2/4 with 2 RBIs.

Mission Valley Athletic League action is wide open with just two games left.

Final score: Washington 9, Newark Memorial 1

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