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MA Varsity Baseball Team falls to Sequoia in 10 innings

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar 22, 2011

The MA varsity baseball team fell to Sequoia in the first league game of the season after 10 innings in a race to beat the rain on March 22 at Sequoia even though they out hit the Cherokees 13-7. The Cherokees scored first in the 4th inning after loading the bases with 1 out. Only one runner scored leaving three on base after a single. The Bears answered back in the top of the 5th with 4 consecutive singles by Nick Lange, Kyle Zirbes, Dylan Cook and Miles Brewer scoring 2 by taking the extra bags. 6 of the next 7 Sequoia batters were retired until the bottom of the seventh when the Cherokees struck back scoring 2 on a hit batter, a single, advancing on a wild pitch, a ground ball and a squeeze bunt. Nick Lange retired to center after pitching those 7 innings with the score tied despite giving up only 6 hits, 1 walk and striking out 6. Ryan Cortez took over, pitching 2 scoreless innings and giving his team 3 chances to score. Casey Eason lead off the 9th with a double but was left there by his teammates. In the top of the 10th one runner reached (Ryan Cortez) on a bunt single (the 3rd for the team) only to be caught off 2nd on a broken play. Sequoia capitalized on a lead off walk followed by a (walk off) double by Jake Mauldrin ending the game, 4-3.
The Bears are now 1-1 in 10 inning games and are 5-3 overall.

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