Royals 12 Tigers 5 Game 2 Recap 6/28

Posted by John Pardo on Jun 30 2015 at 05:00PM PDT

Pascual Del Real leads the Santa Cruz Royals to 12-5 victory

Pascual Del Real was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying the Santa Cruz Royals to a 12-5 victory over the Tigers on Sunday at Aptos High School.

Del Real reached base three times. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.

The Tigers couldn't get anything going so long as Del Real was on the hill. Del Real held the Tigers hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two.

The Santa Cruz Royals' bats came to life in the fifth inning. In the inning the Santa Cruz Royals scored seven runs. The Santa Cruz Royals scored in the fifth on an RBI single by Chris Highlander, a two-run home run by Chris Rains, an RBI single by Justin Baker, an RBI single by Brian Mangan, a sacrifice fly by Christopher Cooper, and an RBI single by Craig Doleshel.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with six lead changes.

recorded the win for the Santa Cruz Royals even though he allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings. Pardo struck out four, walked one and gave up five hits.

In the top of the first, the Santa Cruz Royals grabbed the early lead, 2-0. Chris Rains got things going for the Santa Cruz Royals with a single. A single by Marco Del Real then moved Chris Rains from first to second.

The Tigers quickly matched the Santa Cruz Royals' strong inning with a three-run inning of their own in the first. The Tigers scored on a two-run double by Constantino and an RBI single by Giagrecco.

It didn't take long for the Tigers to answer as they scored two runs of their own in the third. The Tigers scored on a passed ball and a groundout by Constantino.


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