REV gets a two-out single from Paul Eshleman, their fourth hit of the day, but weren’t able to build on it, as El Toro wins 7-0 and grabs the D2 CIF championship.
An Andrew Marian bases-clearing triple took any suspense left from the proceedings, giving El Toro a 7-0 lead. The runners reached on an error and two walks.
Bottom of the seventh right now.
REV went scoreless again in the seventh, leaving themselves in a horrible position going into the final inning. The Wildcats got one on base when Eric Young was hit by a Zeigler pitch, but that was all they muster against the left, who has only given up three hits.
4-0 El Toro, one inning to go.
REV is up against it now, as an RBI single by Donohoe and a wild pitch plated two more El Toro runs. Both plays came via relief pitcher Jeremy Perez, who relieved Chatwood with one out after Chatwood issued a walk to Jensen.
Perez, a reliable late-inning left-hander for the Wildcats, induced a fly to right, but walked Fierro and gave up a single to Donohoe, which scored Jensen. The single was booted in left, allowing Fierro to go to third. That proved costly, as a high wild pitch allowed Fierro to score before REV got out of the inning.
4-0 El Toro going into the bottom of the sixth.
El Toro ended the fifth with a nifty 4-6-3 double play off the bat of Tyler Chatwood, capped off by a beautiful pick out of the dirt by Penprase at first. Matt Boeger singled before being doubled off, REV’s third hit off Zeigler.
2-0 El Toro going into the sixth.
Chatwood induced two groundouts to short before giving up his fourth hit, a single by Arenado to left. However, Arenado was gunned down on an attempted steal of second by REV catcher Paul Eshleman to end the inning.
2-0 El Toro going into the bottom of the fifth.
After Zeigler retired the first two batters, the Wildcats built a two-out rally off a single by Burcroff and a walk to Matt Andriese. Josh Salmon couldn’t get the big hit though, flying to right to end the threat.
2-0 El Toro going into the fifth.
After giving up the two third-inning runs, Chatwood responded with his first 1-2-3 inning in the fourth. After getting Fierro to ground out, the senior fanned Donohoe and Andersen. Through four innings pitched, Chatwood has struck out seven.
2-0 El Toro going into the bottom of the fourth.
REV didn’t answer El Toro’s two runs in the top of the inning, going down 1-2-3 for the first time all night. After Matt Boeger and Chatwood were retired on the inning’s first two pitches, Tyler Zeigler got Jeremy Perez to strike out looking.
2-0 El Toro going into the fourth.
After Chatwood struck out his fifth batter, the Chargers lit him up for a couple of runs to take the lead. He walked Penprase and gave up a sharp single by Arenado to set up Barnhill, who hit a sharp-line drive single to right.
Barnhill’s single brought in Penprase and Arenado, with the second runner scoring when David Andriese bobbled the ball in right. Andriese was given an error on the play.
The last two batters were retired, but the damage was done. 2-0 El Toro going into the bottom of the third.