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4/23/2013 5:09:00 PM
Othello baseball obliterates Grandview at home
Justin Krebs drives in the first of two homeruns in game two April 13. Photo by Erik Pague.
Justin Krebs drives in the first of two homeruns in game two April 13. Photo by Erik Pague.
Erik Pague
Reporter

A total of four homeruns and a dozen RBIs from the Huskies led to a dominating victory against Grandview in Othello's Saturday, April 13, sweep of the Greyhounds. Junior Josiah Peterson's homerun in game one gave the Huskies the win when the 10-run rule was invoked in the fifth inning while fellow junior Justin Krebs blasted in two homers in game two, along with another by Randy Gomez for the 17-1 win.
Head coach Larry Gonzalez said he was very happy with the way his team's bats lit up in the doubleheader but pointed out a few defensive mistakes - ­including two errors in each game - that he wants his guys to clean up.
"It was good to see our offense get going a little," Gonzalez said. "We had some defensive lapses there ... (that) we have to be able to clean up."
The Huskies offense took advantage of Grandview's pitcher struggling at the mound, earning one run in the first, four more in the third and another five in the fifth to invoke the 10-run rule.
"Grandview is a young team, as well, they struggled with pitching, but those are the teams you have to be able to take advantage of," Gonzalez said. "For the most part, we were able to do that."
Peterson's three-run homerun to finish off the Greyhounds was a perfect example of the way the Huskies took advantage of scoring opportunities all day.
"He just got a good pitch to swing at and he let it go," Gonzalez said. "It took care of that game and I think that just propelled us into the second game."
Gonzalez said sophomore pitcher Andrew Montemayor did a good job of mixing pitches up and his efforts on the mound made the difference to secure their shutout.
"That was expected out of Andrew," he said. "He does a great job of locating and mixing it up and at this level, that's what it takes ... I think he's doing a great job of knowing what he has to do to get the most out of his innings."
Coming in hot after Peterson's homer at the end of game one, Othello wasted no time getting to work in game two. Although Grandview got on the board before them with a run in the first inning, the Huskies roared back and scored seven runs in the second, including the homerun from Gomez.
Othello followed up in the third inning with 10 more runs scored, including back-to-back homers from Krebs. He was also the pitcher in game two and his and the team's offensive production in these two innings made life easy at the mound.
"Coming to the plate, he saw some pitches he could drive and he drove him," Gonzalez said. "It was back-to-back at-bats where he was able to drive a pitch and get those homeruns, which kind of broke the game open to let us win as big as we did."
The Huskies traveled to Wapato Tuesday, but results weren't available as of press time. The marquee matchup of the week will be the road trip for a doubleheader against Ellensburg Saturday. Gonzalez said the games will be a "dogfight" and hopes for more of the well-rounded play they showed against Grandview to get the wins against the third-ranked team.
"It's going to take hitting and defense to win both of those games over there and it's going to come down to the team that can make the least mistakes," he said. "It's those teams that come back from mistakes, or minimize their mistakes, that are going to be able to win the games."
After the setback losses against West Valley two weekends ago, Gonzalez said his guys are headed in the right direction.

Scoreboard
Grandview 000 00 0 1 4
Othello 104 05 10 10 2

Grandview 100 00 1 2 0
Othello 07(10) 0x 17 13 2

SSEQ




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