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Royals 6 Astros 10 Game 2 Recap 8/16

Posted by John Pardo on Aug 16 2015 at 05:00PM PDT

Despite hit advantage, the Santa Cruz Royals drop 10-6 game to the Astros

The Santa Cruz Royals lost 10-6 in six innings at Aptos High School on Sunday, despite outhitting the Astros 12 to eight.

Pascual Del Real was solid at the plate for the Santa Cruz Royals. Del Real went 1-2, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the third inning.

The top of the first saw the Santa Cruz Royals take an early lead, 3-0. Chris Highlander singled to start things off before Matt Frandsen singled, bringing home Chris Highlander. The Santa Cruz Royals pushed more runs across when Frandsen and Rains scored on a two-run single by Marco Del Real.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as the Astros scored seven runs on a fielder's choice and two singles.

One the Santa Cruz Royals run crossed the plate in the top half of the third, making the score 7-6. A solo home run by Del Real sparked the Santa Cruz Royals' rally. The Astros stopped the rally after J Norris got Christopher Cooper to.

The Astros quickly matched the Santa Cruz Royals' strong inning with a one-run inning of their own in the third. The Astros scored on an RBI single by Smyth.

The Astros built upon their lead with two runs in the fifth. A strike out scored Carlton for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Eaton's double, plating Norris.

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