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Pacific Grove JV Baseball takes the lead from Varsity, also downs Scotts Valley 8-7.
Courtesy of Brian Wood:
While the PG High School Varsity baseball team was beating host Scotts Valley 8-7, an hour south the Breaker JV team had a walk-off win of the same score in extra innings.
Scotts Valley got off to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning and added another two runs in the fourth. Meanwhile PG managed only a single and two walks in the first five innings. The Breakers finally got on the board in the sixth when JJ Courtney, Aidan Borman, and Chianti Carter all received base on balls with Courtney scoring the run.
Pitcher Courtney blanked the Junior Falcons in the fifth, sixth, seventh innings. Down 6-1 going into the bottom of the seven, that is when PG’s magic started. Mario Bonelli led off with a single. After a fielder’s choice put Jay McMahon on first with one out, Sean Powell was hit by a pitch, and Courtney walked to load the bases. Borman ran the count to 3-2 before receiving another free pass driving in J.McMahon (PG trailed 6-2). Zach Malone then singled bringing home a run; PG now down 6-3. Carter then cleared the bases with a double driving to tie the game at six. After Charlie McMahon was hit by a pitch, Clint Cargile walked to load the bases. However, Scotts Valley escaped further damage and the game went to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, the Falcons scraped out a run on a single a walk and two fielder’s choices to take a 7-6 lead. The Rally Caps for the Breakers remained on in their half of the inning, however, as J.McMahon and Powell led off with singles. Courtney loaded the bases when he reached on a dropped third strike. Desi Green walked to force in J.McMahon with the tying run and keep the bases loaded. Powell scored the winning run on a wild pitch, giving PG an 8-7 victory.
PG JV (6-5) hosts Soquel JV at 4pm on Thursday, April 12.