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JHS Trojans wallop Gregory-Portland Wildcats
by Bruce Harper
Mar 12, 2010 | 657 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Defense, pitching and a little bit of a power display helped the Trojans wallop the visiting Gregory-Portland Wildcats at Joe Hunter Field on Tuesday night, 6-2.

The power display came off the bat of Jacob Gomez, who smashed a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to put the Trojans in front 4-2.

Jared Carrillo then finished off the Wildcats with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth for insurance and make the final a 6-2 victory for the Trojans.

Gomez also delivered the good pitching part of the winning equation.

“Gomez went the distance and got the win and did an exceptional job on the mound for us tonight,” said Trojan head coach Tom Carrera.

The defense was led by third baseman Jared Carrillo and shortstop Colt Burchett.

“Those guys gave us some great defensive plays throughout the game to help us seal the win,” Carrera said.

Gomez got into a little trouble in the third with a leadoff single for the Wildcats. The Trojan defense stepped up as catcher Benji Gomez gunned down the base runner on an attempted steal to clear the bases.

A little later in the inning, a Wildcat hitter smashed a triple to get into scoring position. But, with two outs and the runner still at third, Carrillo came up with the catch of the night.

A blistering liner looked to be over the Trojan third baseman’s head but Carrillo leaped and stabbed the ball for the third and final out to prevent at least a double and to strand the Wildcat runner at third.

The Trojans own a 1-0 district record and will compete in the Goliad tournament this weekend.

The Trojans get back to district play next Friday with a game against the host Miller Bucs at Cabaniss Stadium at 7 p.m.
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