BASEBALL: – DEL RIO LEAGUE – EL RANCHO 3, SANTA FE 2 (8 INNINGS)

El Rancho Luis Plascencia’s single in the top of the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie and the Dons were able to survive a late rally by Santa Fe. El Rancho improves to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in league play, while Santa Fe drops to 2-8 and 1-4. Entering the fourth inning and down 1-0, the Dons’ Frank Vargas hit a 2-run homerun that put El Rancho ahead 2-1. That lead last until the bottom of the fifth when Santa Fe tied the score at 2 apiece on a pass ball which set up Plascencia heroics in the eighth. The Dons’ David Corrales leadoff the inning by singling to center. That brought to the plate, Kevin Rodriguez who hit into a fielder’s choice. With Rodriguez at first and one out, Rodriguez stole second. Vargas was intentionally walked. After Justin Gonzalez struck out, Plascencia hit a single to left scoring Rodriguez. El Rancho junior pitcher Joel Sanchez, who had entered the game in the sixth inning, forced the Chiefs’ to hit into a game-ending double play to preserve the win.

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