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Crosby holds on for a 7-4 win

Crosby's Richard Martinez legs out a hit against Summer Creek.
Crosby's Richard Martinez legs out a hit against Summer Creek.
Lou Roesch

The Crosby Cougars baseball team defeated the Summer Creek baseball team for the second time in a week hanging a 7-4 loss on the Bulldogs Friday night, March 21, 2014 at Cougar Field in Crosby.
Crosby gave starter Sean Bergeron the lead in their first at bat of the night. Lead-off hitter Colton Watley walked, advanced to second on a passed ball, moved to third on a ground out by Mario Seguera and scored on a wild pitch with two outs.
The Cougars tacked on another run when Chase Stripling who walked to open the second later stole home.
In the third, the Cougars capitalized again on yet another opportunity when first baseman Richard Martinez doubled home courtesy runner Jonathan Duran with two outs, making it 3-0 Croaby.
After a three run Crosby fourth with the Cougars seemingly in control, Summer Creek began to chip away. The teams traded runs in the fifth. A sacrifice fly from Keagan Bear scored Blake Spindle with the Bulldog’s first run of the night in the fifth and a run scoring two out single by Jonathan Riffle pushed the lead back to six at 7-1.
The Bulldogs who squandered scoring opportunities in the second, third and fifth innings finally closed the gap in the sixth. C.J. Jackson got things started pounding a 1-0 pitch over the centerfield wall cutting the lead to 7-2. Kam Wheeler followed with a ringing double to left and an error one batter later gave the Bulldogs runners at first and third with none out. Wheeler scored on a sacrifice from Blake Spindle moving George Gonzalez to second. Two batters later, Kyle Duncan brought home Gonzalez cutting the deficit to 7-4.
Chase Stripling recorded the final four outs to post the save and preserve the win for Bergeron and the Cougars.ead coach Chris Wiggins was pleased with his team’s performance in a pressure filled sixth inning.
“We’ve really grown up over the last year,” said Wiggins. “This team knows that even if something bad happens they can overcome it. They have that fight in them.”
Crosby (10-6) travels to Dayton for Tuesday, March 25th match with the 11-1 Broncos.
Summer Creek will host New Caney.
Both games are slated for a 6:00p.m. start.

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