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March 14, 2013

Comets cash in opportunities to beat WHS

VELMA — It’s a pretty simple concept in baseball. If you take advantage of your opportunities, then you give yourself a chance to win.

For the Velma-Alma Comets, they used this philosophy to the fullest extent on Thursday afternoon against Waurika at Jake’s Field.

With the bases loaded twice, V-A managed to plate two or more runs each time, eventually leading to an 11-2 victory in a run-ruled shorten game.

“As a head coach it makes me excited for the boys,” V-A coach Kyle Bare said. “These boys are putting in hard work. Hopefully we can start capitalizing on things. I feel like we’re becoming better and better and we want our bats to start coming alive.”

When Brennon Albertson sent a shot down the first base line in the bottom of the fourth inning to score the winning runs, it signaled the end of a game which the Comets had been in firm control of throughout.

After a scoreless top of the first inning, V-A got on the board when a bunt laid down by Christian Florez turned into a throwing error at first base, allowing Colby Martin to score for the Comets.

Cody Matthews later scored in the bottom of the first courtesy of a wild pitch, to make it 2-0.

Ryan Ross then showed off his speed and awareness in the bottom of the second when he stole home to give V-A a 3-0 advantage.

Matthews then struck again, this time with the bases loaded as he got a base hit up the middle, scoring two runs to make it 5-0 in favor of the Comets.

In the top of the third inning, it looked as though the Eagles were going to get back into the game as they had the bases loaded.

Unfortunately, no runs came out of the situation, something V-A took advantage of in the bottom half of the inning.

Martin collected a two-RBI single, once again with the bases loaded to make it 7-0, before Florez grabbed an RBI to make it 8-0.

Waurika finally got on the board in the top of the fourth inning, when newcomer Danny Ralls got a two-RBI single to cut the deficit to 8-2.

Strait Ille plated V-A’s ninth run of the game in the bottom of the fourth when he scored on a wild pitch.

Kelton Brown got the win on the mound for the Comets, Pitching three and a third innings, allowing just two runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Ralls was tagged with the loss for the Eagles, allowing five runs in just one and one third innings of work. He gave up one hit with four walks and one strikeout.

Waurika and Velma will both be off for spring break, returning to action on Monday March 25.

 

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