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Thursday, August 15, 2013

San Mateo Falls in Game 2 to Toyonaka in Extra Innings

A two-run blast by Nicholas Elu and a solo short by Jose Zalba was not enough to propel the San Mateo Sister City All-Start team (0-2) over the Toyonaka All-Stars (2-0) on Thursday night at Martens Field. Toyonaka took game two, 7-6 in eight innings to take a two nothing lead in the best-of-five series between the two cities.

Like last night, San Mateo, (the visiting team) jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the top of the second. With one out, Pitcher Peter Martin doubled to center and advanced to third on a single one batter later by Jordan Berger (one of two hits on the night). Martin then came in to score on a single by Jarrett Nelson. With two outs in the inning, Berger scored from second on an Adam Bever double to center.

San Mateo added to their lead in the third frame. Sancho Llamas singled to lead off the inning. With two outs, Elu crushed a 1-2 fastball to deep left field to give San Mateo a 4-0 lead.

The lead would be cut in half in the bottom half of the inning as Toyonaka managed four singles and would knot up the score at 4-4 in the home half of the fourth.

With two outs in the fifth, Zalba sent a 1-0 pitch high and deep over the left-field fence to give San Mateo the lead once again, 5-4.

The San Mateo lead would not last long as Toyonaka took their first lead of the night, 6-5 in their half of the fifth.

Neither team scored in the sixth.

In the seventh, San Mateo showed extreme heart and a never-say-die attitude. Down one in their last at bat, Keala Sexton doubled to right-center to open the frame and advanced to third on a perfect sacrifice bunt by Tristan Dewing, who also reached base on the play. Luke Bottari followed with a line-drive single up the middle to plate Sexton and tie the game at 6-6. San Mateo would strand runners at second and third to end their scoring threat.

Toyonaka went down in order in the bottom of the seventh and San Mateo went quietly in the top of the eighth. 

With a tie game on the line, Toyonaka broke the tie with a couple of San Mateo miscues and a single to right.

Peter Martin started on the hill for San Mateo, going the 3.1 innings while allowing four runs on five hits, walking four and striking out two. Sam Marks followed out of the pen with 2.2 solid innings, giving up two runs on four hits while walking and striking out a pair of Toyonaka batters. Jack Hagerman was the unfortunate recipient of some costly errors in the eighth. He closed out the last 1.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits while striking out one.

Otaku Seiya went the first five innings for the All-Stars from Toyonaka and allowed five runs. Ishihara Tasuku earned the win in relief after pitching the final three frames while surrendering one run.

The series resumes on Saturday afternoon at Central Park with a first pitch scheduled for 2PM. Come out early to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the San Mateo and Toyonaka Sister City relationship. there will be festivities all day in the park capped off by game three.

                   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8     R    H    E
San Mateo  0    2    2    0    1    0    1    0     6    11   3
Toyonaka    0   0    2    2    2    0    0    1     7    11   0

WP: Seiya (1-0)
LP: Hagerman (0-1)

SM Batting:
2BPeter M.Adam B.Keala S.
HRNicholas E.Jose Z.
TBSancho L.Nicholas E. 4Peter M. 2Jordan B. 2Jarrett N.Adam B. 2,Jose Z. 4Keala S. 2Tristan D.Luke B.
RBINicholas E. 2Jarrett N.Adam B.Jose Z.Luke B.
SACGianluca C.

Toyonaka Batting:

2BTasuku I.
TBTasuku I. 4Yusuke N.Kohei Y.Haruya T.Seiya O. 2Shota K.Toi O. 2
RBITasuku I. 2Yusuke N.Seiya O. 2
ROEHiroya T. 2
HBPHaruya T.

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