Hot streak continues for Junior All-Stars
The Breckenridge Junior Division All-Stars continue to do great things.
The team, which is coached by Brad Woodward, Bryan Woodward, Pat Escalon, AJ McKay, Van Moore and Juan Garcia, has shown its dominance throughout the course of the All-Star games on their way to a perfect 4-0 record.
Breckenridge will take on Clyde at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Abilene Northern for a chance at the District 5 championship.
A Breckenridge team has never won an All-Star District 5 crown, so the team hopes to make history again tonight. The winner of this tournament will go on to the next level of play, the Section 2 Tournament July 7-10, which will also be played at Abilene Northern.
Since Breckenridge is undefeated, a win would crown them the champions. A Clyde win, would force a winner take all Game 2 that will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday July 2, at Abilene Northern.
If history repeats itself, the team will have a legitimate shot at claiming the title.
Breckenridge had already defeated Clyde on two different occasions since pool play began on June 21.
The first meeting saw Breckenridge win by a score of 11-9 on June 23 and 13-1 on June 27.
The Junior All-Stars have averaged 12 runs per game and have an average margin of victory of 7.5 runs.
Breckenridge picked up two wins this week with the most recent being a 12-1 win over Eastern on Wednesday.
The other win was the 13-1 win over Clyde on Monday.
Breckenridge scored three runs in the opening inning thanks to a RBI double by Jake Escalon that scored Gerardo Palacios.
Escalon later scored on a sacrifice fly and Aaryn Medina scored as well.
Breckenridge added two runs in the bottom of the second inning
A big six-run third inning by Breckenridge put the game well out of reach with Breckenridge leading 11-0.
Following a lead-off single by D’Andrey Silva, Zeke Herenandez, Zane McKay and Palacios loaded the bases after reaching base on balls.
Owen Woodward hit a bases-clearing triple to left field to drive home three runs.
Escalon recorded an RBI single to score Woodward.
Aaryn Medina also scored in the inning for Breckenridge.
Breckenridge added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning as Palacios scored on a passed ball.
Breckenridge scored its 12 runs on eight hits, while Eastern had one run on three hits.
Woodward led the hitting for Breckenridge.
Woodward was two for four with a three RBIs, a triple and a single.
Escalon followed by going two for three with a double, a single and two RBIs.
Tristian Garcia pitched three complete innings and had one strikeout and allowed two hits.
Silva pitched two complete innings and allowed one earned run on one hit and had one strikeout. Breck vs. Clyde
Breckenridge topped Clyde 13-1 Monday evening.Breckenridge scored 10 runs in the first three innings to help put the game away early. Jake Escalon racked up two RBIs on two hits. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning.Clyde couldn’t get anything going as long as Aaryn Medina was pitching. They managed just two hits off of Medina, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out four during his 3²/³ innings of work.
Breckenridge scored eight runs of their own in the third following a walk by D’Andrey Silva, a fielder’s choice, a walk by Evan Moore, a passed ball, a walk by Owen Woodward, an RBI single by Medina, a hit by pitch, and a passed ball.The Breckenridge LL Juniors Braves increased their lead with three runs in the fourth. Woodward singled, plating Gerardo Palacios to start the inning. That was followed up by Escalon’s double, scoring Woodward and Jonas Arellano.