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Trailing by one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Quakes Baseball Academy scored four in the seventh and one in the eighth to defeat the Orange County Legends, 8-5, in Tuesday’s Sunset League playoff opener.
Kevin Fedoruk singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Quakes.
Jared Benash went 2-for-5, with a run and RBI.
Ben Rutkin singled, scored and had an RBI, and Niko Santamaria singled and scored.
Ethan Wolf had an RBI single and Joey Wright walked, singled and scored.
Rowan Schneider singled, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.
Zach Grudynski walked twice, singled and scored.
Offensively for the Legends, Seth Nelson walked, singled, doubled and had one RBI.
John Lanterman tripled and scored, and Rowan Duprass doubled and scored.
Sergio Alfaro went 2-for-4 and scored.
Eric Burckle had an RBI single.
Joe Mauser singled and drove in a run.
Adam Yamashita singled, scored and drove in a run.
Matthew Olivares walked and scored.
Up next: The Quakes meet up with the second-seeded Field Rats on Wednesday afternoon at Cypress College.
The first pitch is set for 12:30.
3B: John Lanterman (OCL)
2B: Rowan Duprass (OCL), Seth Nelson (OCL); Kevin Fedoruk (QBA)
Sunset League Playoff Schedule:
Quakes Baseball Academy vs OC Legends at 12:30
Arroyo Seco Royals vs Ventura County Bucs at 4:30
Winner of 1 vs Field Rats at 12:30
Winner of game 2 vs OC Pirates at 4:30
Loser of game 3 vs loser of game 4 at 9:30 am
Winner of game 3 vs winner of game 4 at 1pm
Loser of game 6 vs winner of game 5.
** The winner of game 6 and 7 will meet up this weekend in a best-of-three game series for the Sunset League championship.
Sunset League’s Playoff Seeds:
1- OC Pirates
2- Field Rats
4- Arroyo Seco Royals
5- VC Bucs
6- OC Legends
It's not often that a team out-hits an opponent by 10 and loses.
But that was the case for the National League in Wednesday's Sunset League All-Star game at Cypress College.
In spite of a 17-7 disparity in base hits, including an 8-2 disadvantage in extra-base hits, the American team claimed a 9-5 victory.
Aside from the only stat that matters (the final score), the A.L. did draw 10 walks to just two for the N.L.
Shane Stafford walked, singled, scored and had an RBI.
Stafford was named the game's MVP.
Kyle Douphner doubled, scored and drove in one run.
Trevor Lukkes walked, doubled and scored.
Benny Vogel singled, scored and had one RBI.
AJ Santamaria walked twice and scored, while Chris Butterfield and Jared Benash walked once and scored one run each.
Agustine Gutierrez had an RBI single, and David Baruch and DJ Graham walked and scored one run apiece.
For the National squad, Edward Morales had a huge game, going 4-for-5, with two doubles and scored one run.
Mason Daniels singled, doubled twice, scored, stole two bases and had an RBI.
Seth Nelson walked, singled twice and drove in a run.
Gregg Pavon doubled and scored, and Landon Trosclair walked, doubled and scored.
Rowan Teran doubled, scored and had an RBI.
Wyatt Thames had an RBI double.
Kai Moran went 2-for-4.
In the pregame home-run derby, Seth Nelson won with six HR's.
2B: Kyle Douphner (A), Trevor Lukkes (A); Edward MN) 2, Mason Daniels (N) 2, Rowan Teran (N), Landon Trosclair (N), Gregg Pavon (N), Wyatt Thames (N)