Kenedy beat Pettus 16-7 Tuesday night behind both the bat and the arm of Dom Cruz. Cruz racked up two RBIs on four hits for Kenedy. He singled in the third, fourth, sixth, and seventh innings. Cruz pitched three innings of relief, giving up just one hit and 1 unearned run, while striking out four during his three innings of work.
Kenedy blew out Pettus thanks to nine hits, including two extra base hits. Kenedy scored six runs in the seventh on an error, two passed balls, and RBI singles by Cruz and Ray J Garza. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to seven lead changes in the game.
Kenedy finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. An error scored Andre Martinez and gave Kenedy the lead for good. The bottom of the first saw Pettus take an early lead, 2-0. Pettus got things going when Kruger singled. Pettus pushed more runs across when Kruger scored on an RBI double by M. Gonzales.
Kenedy posted three runs in each of the third, fourth and sixth. In the third, Kenedy scored on a two-run triple by Javier Hernandez, plating Dom Cruz and Joe Kiesling.
Kenedy rolls by Three Rivers behind Dom Cruz’s 14 strikeouts, 8- 1
An impressive effort by Dom Cruz carried Kenedy to an 8-1 win in seven innings over the Bulldogs on Saturday at Three Rivers. Dom baffled Three Rivers, striking out 14 batters. Dom allowed 1 earned run on two hits and three walks over seven innings.
Kenedy blew out Three Rivers thanks to seven hits. Kenedy scored three runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Chris Pena and a two-run error. Ray J Garza racked up two RBIs on two hits for Kenedy, with singles in the first and second innings. The lead stayed with Kenedy after the first, when it scored three runs on two singles. Kenedy matched its one-run second inning with one more in the sixth. In the second, Kenedy scored on an RBI single by Garza, plating Cruz. The Lions will be back in action on Tuesday at home for a district contest against Port Aransas.