With pitching pretty much depleted this deep in the consolation round of the Spreckels Park minors playoffs, the Rockies and the Cardinals combined to draw 22 walks and two hit batters with the Rockies coming out on top 12-9, winning the consolation final in five innings due to the time limit at Brock Elliot School.
The Rockies did not get on the board until the third inning when they scored five runs behind a two-RBI double by Tucker Davidson and Kevin Grason’s two-RBI single, giving the Rockies a 5-4 lead.
Evan Hayne helped put the game away for the Rockies in the fifth inning with a two-RBI single and Jackson Danley added another RBI on a groundout to give the Rockies a 12-7 lead.
The Cardinals mounted a two-out rally in the bottom of the fifth when Joseph Martin singled and Hunter Clinkenbeard reached on an error. Martin scored on an error off the bat of Isaac Green and Clinkenbeard came in on a bases-loaded walk to Ryder Clinkenbeard, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate.
A strikeout then ended the game and the season for the Cardinals.
David Bauer (two runs) reached base three times for the Cardinals, singling one and walking twice. Kevin Durr (run) walked three times and Hunter Clinkenbeard (two runs) reached on two walks and an error.
Alex Serrano was 2 for 3 with three RBI for the Rockies. In addition to his two-RBI double Tucker (two runs) walked twice and teammate Evan Hayne had a two-RBI single.
The Rockies take on the Tigers in the championship round this afternoon at 5:30 and must win to force a winner-take-all contest on Friday.
Giants 8 Brewers 1
Collins Schluer was marvelous on the mound for the Giants, going five-plus innings and yielding only an unearned run, two hits and a walk while striking out eight in the championship game.
The Giants scored in four of their five at-bats, with Schluer driving in two in the fourth to stretch their lead to 5-1 with Rudy Gutierrez (2 for 2, two RBI run) hitting a two-run run single in the fifth.
Isaiah Yanez was 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run while Brady Alves and Shane Lewis (RBI) both singled, walked, and scored a run. Adan Rosas scored two runs and closed out the game on the mound.
Davien Fagundes had an RBI double for the Brewers.