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Summer Creek stuns Dayton 4-3

Keagan Bear pitched the Summer Creek Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over Dayton
Keagan Bear pitched the Summer Creek Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over Dayton
Aaron Tristan

The Summer Creek Bulldogs roared back from a 3-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh to claim a dramatic come from behind 4-3 win over the Dayton Broncos on Tuesday night, April 15, 2014. The win kept Summer Creek’s District 19-4A playoff hopes alive and delayed the Broncos celebration of a district baseball title for at least one more game.
Summer Creek’s Keagan Bear gave up single runs in the first, second and sixth innings before te Bulldogs got things going in their final at bat against Dayton right-hander Kevin Roe.
The Bulldogs C.J. Jackson worked Roe for a walk to lead off the seventh. Catcher George Gonzalez followed with a single. One out later, Bear dropped a pop fly down the right field line for a hit and Summer Creek was suddenly in business. Zach Scataglia delivered his second hit of the night with a hard ground ball that scooted under the glove of Broncos third baseman Josh Eckerman scoring Ryan Zepeda who had pinch ran for Jackson. Kyle Duncan blooped a single into short left field for a hit scoring Gonzalez and the deficit was at one. Lead-off hitter Matt Buenrostro singled sharply under a diving Blake Schmidt and the game was tied at 3-3. Summer Creek’s Chase Seabranch chased Scataglia home from third with a sacrifice fly and a dramatic bottom of seventh come from behind win.
Bear pitched seven innings to secure the win. Losing pitcher Kevin Roe pitched equally strong going 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.
The Bulldogs improved to 8-5 and kept their playoff hopes alive with three games to play. Dayton dropped to 11-4 in district play with one game remaining on Thursday night, April 17, 2014 at 6P.m. against Summer Creek.