win in repeat performance
INDIAN RESERVATION (7-18-15 In a repeat from Wednesday's
outing, the San Diego Stars semipro baseball team again rallied
from a series of early unearned runs, storming back for a victory.
Thursday (July 17), Shane Coleman tossed the Stars' first complete
game of the season, yielding just a pair of earned runs in a 9-6
triumph over the visiting San Diego Mavericks at Stars Field.
decision gives the Stars the advantage over the Mavs in the summer
season series, 3-1, moving the Stars (24-7-1 overall, 9-4 WBA South)
to within one game of the first-place San Diego Waves. The Stars and
Waves meet three times over the final week of the season, starting
with Saturday's noon doubleheader at Stars Field.
struck out 10 batters over his nine innings, getting stronger as
the ballgame progressed. Among the seven hit allowed by the left-handed,
only three came over the final six frames, including one the 9th
inning which was quickly erased on a game-ending double play to
shortstop Javi Gonzales.
defense also sparkled following early troubles, including a pair
of fiving catches by center fielder Alex Scalco.
resident at BIR, Scalco made a solid turnaround after suffering
troubles in the outfield just 24 hours earlier.
had trouble the night before but made the adjustments necessary
to have a great game and make some key plays," said Stars owner/manager
kept Scalco in Wednesday's game, then gave him the start against
West Hills High graduate, who just accepted an offer from Westmont
University, twice raced to the left-center field gap to complete
fully-extended, diving grabs. He also produced a key squeeze
bunt, when the Stars scored four times in the 2nd inning to tie
becomes the seventh player from West Hills to accept a college scholarship
-- he will major in engineering and physics -- although the Wolf
Pack amazingly failed to win league or even qualify for the playoffs
in anything but an "enjoyable experience" this past spring.
the school is in the process of seeking a new coaching staff.
bottom four of the Stars batting order produced six runs scored,
including a pair by Javi Castro, then capped by a booming, pinch-hit
triple by Daniel Luckett. He would score on the next pitch when
catcher Bubba Craig smartly grounding to the right side.
Clinton Perez batted 3-for-3 with a 2-run double to tie the game
in the 2nd, then walked twice in reaching base on all five plate
appearances. An inning later, third baseman Klye Abblitt rocked
a another 2-run double to give the Stars the lead for keeps.
triples ignite the Stars
INDIAN RESERVATION (7-15-15)
Left fielder Clinton Perez stroked
a pair of early triples to grab a commanding lead, powering the
San Diego Stars semipro baseball team to a wire-ti-wire victory
over the Southern California SKLZ of Poway, 7-3, in Tuesday's
(July 14) Western Baseball Association ballgame at Stars Field.
Perez first 3-base hit capped a 3-run outburst in the 1st inning,
although he was out at the plate in an attempt for an inside-the-park
Two innings later, Perez found the gap in right-center field, ignited
a 2-run rally went staked the Stars (23-7-1 overall, 8-4 WBA South)
to a 5-0 cushion. Perez also singled in a 3-for-4 outing.
Meanwhile, starting pitching Billy Flamion fired four innings of
shutout ball, allowing just a pair of bloop singles which barely
eluded the Stars infield. He also struck out seven batters and picked
off a runner at first base.
The SKLZ aided the hosts cause by committing six errors.
On Monday (July 13), the Stars also won a late-added ballgame to
their schedule, downing the South Coast Clippers, 11-6, at Palomar