Royals 5 A's 3 / Recap 6/14
The Santa Cruz Royals fend off A's late push, hold on 5-3
A's was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against the Santa Cruz Royals on Sunday, as A's fell 5-3 at Gavilan after falling behind by four runs in the third inning.
A's scored on an RBI double by #3 and a steal of home by #3 in the fifth inning and an RBI single by #7 in the eighth inning. Still, A's couldn't catch the Santa Cruz Royals.
Justin Baker had two extra-base hits for the Santa Cruz Royals. He doubled in the third inning, singled in the sixth inning, and homered in the eighth inning.
John Pardo recorded the win for the Santa Cruz Royals. He allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out five, walked none.
The Santa Cruz Royals were sparked by Chris Highlander and Baker, who teamed up for six hits and two RBIs.
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 two runs on an RBI triple by Chris Rains.
The Santa Cruz Royals pushed one run across in each of the second, third and eighth. In the second, the Santa Cruz Royals scored on a groundout by Doug Fearnside, bringing home Matt Frandsen.