Courtesy of Brian Wood:
Pacific Grove traveled to Stevenson in Pebble Beach (all entrance fees were waived at the gate) on Friday (May 4). Led by pitchers Kevahn Ebron and Dylan Graham, the Breakers dominated RLS coming out on top 9-2. Ebron and Graham combined for seven innings of 2-hit ball, only one earned run, and nine strike outs (eight of which belonged to “K” vahn).
PG scored two in the first. Nathan Wood and Hunter Hanes both walked and scored on a series of wild pitches and a ground out. RLS responded with a run after Josh Payton led off for Stevenson with a flared single to right and eventually scored on a passed ball. However, the Breakers answered back in the second. Ben Minik doubled to left field and scored on a wild pitch.
Pacific Grove opened the floodgates in the fifth, putting across six runs. Graham and Wood led off with walks and Hanes singled to right to load the bases. Ebron hit a long fly to rightfield which was bobbled, allowing Graham to score and keep the bases loaded. Daniel Rosas drove in Wood with a single deep into the hole at short. Josh Mares kept the line moving with a single to center (his second of the day) plating Hanes. The big hit of the inning came from Jackson Destefano who singled to center bringing in Ebron and Rosas. PG now led 9-1.
The defensive play of the game was made in the sixth by PG first baseman Ebron who did the splits in receiving a ball from shortstop Destefano getting the speedy Ben Mudd by half a step.
RLS scored their second run in the bottom of the seventh. Pinch hitter Nate Brown walked and moved around the bases on a hit batter-walk-and another hit batter.
Stand outs for the Breakers: Mares had two hits, Ebron two runs batted in (as did Destefano), and Wood (three walks) and Hanes (two walks and a hit) both scored twice.
Sean Powell, called up from Junior Varsity, started at second base and made several nice plays in the field. Chianti Carter made his varsity debut as the Designated Hitter.
Pacific Grove 12-2 (9-5 in the MTAL) travels to Aptos on Saturday (May 5) for a non-league game. Stevenson 12-7 (9-7), hosts North Salinas on Monday (May 7).