Winning their second straight game April 19 at George Washington High School, Westminster baseball (5-8, 1-0 in conference) broke out with 13 runs to claim their fifth win of the season. Five second …
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Winning their second straight game April 19 at George Washington High School, Westminster baseball (5-8, 1-0 in conference) broke out with 13 runs to claim their fifth win of the season. Five second and sixth inning runs proved the difference for an offense with 11 hits.
“I’ve been watching them (Westy at the plate) get a little bit better each day and you could kind of tell they came to compete today,” first-year Westminster manager Curt Sims said. “We’ve really been working on two-strike approaches in regards to making contact, and they really did that today. So proud of them.”
Holding the Patriots (5-8) at bay, the quartet of seniors Dimitri Gooding, CJ Jiron, Jayden Wright, and sophomore Jesus Mayo did their jobs on the mound. Allowing just six hits combined, the Patriots could never break out into a consistent offensive flow.
Breaking out Friday after entering the game for senior catcher Kris Serna, backup catcher and birthday boy senior Ubaldo Chavez had himself a day. Guiding the pitching staff and doing his part with a 3-for-4 day with two runs batted in, Chavez filled in quite well.
“It was a pretty special day for him. His approach going opposite field with shortening up mixed in with catching a good game was a lot about his focus. It felt like a special day, and he played special, so we will talk about that tomorrow. You want to feel that way all the time,” Sims said postgame as Chavez’s teammates chased him around the field with a water cooler.
With help from George Washington in the field (six errors), Westy took advantage of the opportunities with runners in scoring position. Six different players Wolves recorded RBI’s as senior Edgar Sigala led the group with three.
“We’ve had some bad performances like most teams do, but I feel like we are going to break out and come together,” Sims said. “We really have the whole conference remaining. We have played one conference game. We feel like we can compete against anybody.”
Ending the week strong, the Wolves (6-8, 2-0 in conference) defeated Aurora Central a day later, 14-3.
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