Angels 3 Royals 6 Game 1 Recap 7/19

Posted by John Pardo on Jul 20 2015 at 05:00PM PDT

Hot bat leads the Santa Cruz Royals past the Angels 6-3

An impressive effort by Chris Rains carried the Santa Cruz Royals to a 6-3 win over the Angels on Sunday at Aptos High School.

Chris Rains hit two home runs for the Santa Cruz Royals. Chris Rains went 2-2 in the game with two RBIs and three runs scored. Chris Rains homered in the first and fourth innings.

The Santa Cruz Royals relied on Craig Doleshel to eat up innings en route to the win. Doleshel allowed no earned runs, six hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings of work.

Santa Cruz Royals closer Pascual Del Real put away the final three outs to record the save.

The Santa Cruz Royals went up for good in the first, scoring one run on a solo home run by Chris Rains.

One run in the top of the fifth helped the Angels close their deficit to 2-1. An error triggered the Angels' comeback. The Santa Cruz Royals stopped the rally after Doleshel got #8 to ground out.

The Santa Cruz Royals tacked on another four runs in the sixth. A error scored Chris Highlander, Chris Rains and Marco Del Real to get the Santa Cruz Royals on the board in the inning.

After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, the Angels faced just a 6-2 deficit. set off the Angels rally. #15 to end the Angels threat.

One run in the top of the ninth helped the Angels close their deficit to 6-3. An RBI single by #44 fueled the Angels' comeback. Finally, Del Real got #37 to strike out to end the game.

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