Toyonaka West jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first with a pair of unearned runs. The lead would hold until third when the SMSCA would turn that 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 lead.
With one out, Gabriel Guidino Jr, and Ryan Ivers each singled and a walk by Cynthia Leong loaded the bases. Jake Willerup hit into a fielder’s choice that left the bases loaded. On a 0-2 pitch, Nolan Rau drove a ball to the right-center field fence for a bases-clearing triple to take a 3-2 lead. Pablo Ossio followed with an infield single, bringing home Rau to go ahead 4-2.
The San Mateo lead would only hold until the bottom of the fourth when Toyonaka West evened the score with another two unearned runs.
The score would remain tied until San Mateo plated three unanswered runs in the fifth. With one out, Zack Harte drew a walk and moved to second on a Joe Tongamao single. A Will Bonini triple to right-center, drove in both Harte and Tongamoa. Bonini would score one batter later on an Iris Nai fielder’s choice to give San Mateo’s seventh and final run of night.
That is where the score would remain, 7-4, as the game ended after a 90-minute time limit. Ryan Harvey earned the win, tossing four innings, 3-hit ball while not allowing an earned run and striking out one and walking none. Noah Frandsen earned the save. He struck out the side while only allowing a single walk in the fifth.
San Mateo gets back on the field tomorrow, August 15th when they square off against the Toyonaka East All-Star Team at 10 AM.
1 2 3 5 4 6 R H E
SMSCA 0 0 4 0 2 x 7 11 5
Toyo West 2 0 0 2 0 x 4 3 1
1B: Ivers (2), Tongamao (1), Ossio (1), Kaufman (1), Auyeung (1), Guidino Jr. (1), Woon (1)
2B: Harvey (1)
3B: Rau (1), Bonini (1)
RBI: Rau (3), Ossio (1), Bonini, (2), Nai, (1)
W: Harvey (1-0) S: Frandsen (1)