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Brewers 9 Royals 7 / Game 1 Recap 6/7

Posted by John Pardo at Jun 7, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Brewers's eighth inning charge helps upend the Santa Cruz Royals, 9-7

A tight game was decided in the eighth inning as the Santa Cruz Royals fell to the Brewers 9-7 on Sunday at Aptos High School.
Pascual Del Real racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Santa Cruz Royals. He singled in the first and ninth innings. 

John Pardo looked great early in  the game going 5 innings, walked two, struck out three and allowed 3 earned runs. He got ahead of almost every hitter.

Marco Del Real was charged with the loss. He lasted two innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed four runs.

The Santa Cruz Royals jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the top of the first. After Chris Highlander doubled, Del Real singled, scoring Chris Highlander and Chris Rains. The Santa Cruz Royals then tacked on more runs when Del Real scored on an RBI double by Justin Baker and Del Real scored on an RBI single by Drew Sarratore. The five runs would be their last runs until the 9th.

The Brewers got one-run rallies in the fourth inning and the sixth. In the fourth, the Brewers scored on a solo home run.

The Brewers tied the game in the sixth on a series of a walk and miscues. 

The Brewers went up for good in the eighth, scoring four runs on a two-run double and two singles.

Two runs in the top of the ninth helped the Santa Cruz Royals close their deficit to 9-7. An RBI single by Del Real and an RBI single by Baker sparked the Santa Cruz Royals' rally before the Brewers shut it down by Striking out Drew Sarratore with the bases loaded to close the game.
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Angels 11 Royals 5/ Recap 5/31

Posted by John Pardo at May 31, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Justin Baker's big day not enough, as the Santa Cruz Royals lose 11-5 to the Angels

Despite Justin Baker's 3-3 performance at the plate on Sunday, the Santa Cruz Royals took a 11-5 loss at the hands of the Angels. 

The Angels couldn't get anything going as long as Marco Del Real was on the mound. Del Real held the Angels hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three. 

#44#14#8 and #18 helped lead the Angels. They combined for nine hits and five RBIs. 

The Santa Cruz Royals scored two runs of their own in the first. The Santa Cruz Royals used poor defense by the Angels to take an early 2-1 lead.

The Angels never trailed after scoring four runs in the second on an RBI double by #8 and two singles.  The Angels added four more runs in the top of the fourth. A error scored #8 to get the Angels on the board in the inning. That was followed up by #18's double, plating #92.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fourth, the Santa Cruz Royals faced just a 9-5 deficit. An RBI single by Matt Frandsen triggered a Santa Cruz Royals' comeback. #44 ended the inning by getting Joe Newman to fly out. 

It never got closer than that, as the Royals looked off from the beginning of the game and never found their groove at the plate or in the field.  Up next the Royals battle the Brewers in a Doubleheader at Aptos High School on June 7th.

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Royals 17 Giants 5 / Game 1 Recap 5/17

Posted by John Pardo at May 17, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Santa Cruz Royals score early and often in 17-5 win over the Giants

The Santa Cruz Royals made a statement on Sunday against the raining Dunn division champs, on the way to a 17-5 landslide win over the Giants at Los Gatos High School. 
The Santa Cruz Royals scored five runs in the sixth on the Santa Cruz Royals scored in the sixth on a groundout by Joe Newman, an RBI single by Brian Brouse, a sacrifice fly by Mark Brouse, an RBI single by Drew Sarratore, and an RBI double by Pascual Del Real
Justin Baker went off with five RBIs on three hits for the Santa Cruz Royals. He doubled in the first and third innings and homered in the seventh inning. 
Craig Doleshel got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over five innings. Doleshel struck out six, walked none and gave up six hits. He kept the potent Giant offense off base to limit the damage to 2 solo shots and one two run homer.
The Santa Cruz Royals easily handled the Giants pitching as they combined for 11 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored. 
#99 took the loss for the Giants. He allowed 13 runs in six innings, walked two and struck out four. 
Santa Cruz Royals closer Marco Del Real put away the final six outs to record the save, although his brother will argue it wasn't a save, due to the lead he took into the 7th. 
The Royals took the lead in the first and never looked back.
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Giants 6 Royals 7 / Game 2 Recap 5/17

Posted by John Pardo at May 17, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Santa Cruz Royals top the Giants in back-and-forth affair, 7-6 

If Game one proved the Royals could bash, game two proved they could win the tight ones too. The Santa Cruz Royals and the Giants passed the lead back and forth six times on Sunday at Los Gatos High School, but in the end the Santa Cruz Royals pulled out a 7-6 win in seven innings over the Giants and a sweep of the reigning champs!
The Santa Cruz Royals finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. A walk by Matt Frandsen scored Justin Baker and gave the Santa Cruz Royals the lead for good. 
Chris Highlander was solid at the plate for the Santa Cruz Royals after injuring his wrist in the first inning and his shoulder shortly after. Chris Highlander went 2-2, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the first and fifth innings. Then he went home and iced it down and probably took other pain nullifying substances.
John Pardo recorded the win for the Santa Cruz Royals allowing six runs, three earned over six innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered 13 hits. After a difficult first, he really settled in and pitched in front of a tough Giant line-up.
Santa Cruz Royals closer Pascual Del Real put away the final three outs to record the save. 
The top of the first saw the Giants take an early lead, 3-0. #14 got things going for the Giants with a single. A stolen base then moved #14 from first to second. #9 doubled, scoring #14. More runs came home for the Giants when scored on an RBI single by #26 and scored on an RBI single by #2
The Santa Cruz Royals matched their one-run first inning with one more in the third. In the first, the Santa Cruz Royals scored on a sacrifice fly by Del Real, bringing home Chris Highlander. 
The Santa Cruz Royals never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, with strong late inning pitching.
The Royals will be in action again with a single game in Aptos against the Angels in two weeks.
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Royals 10 Marlins 8 / Recap 4/26

Posted by John Pardo at Apr 26, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The Santa Cruz Royals best the Marlins in shootout, 10-8

Scoreboard operators were busy at Santa Clara High School on Sunday as the Santa Cruz Royals and the Marlins combined for 18 runs. Santa Cruz Royals eventually won the offensive battle 10-8.

The teams totaled 22 hits, including five extra base hits in the game.

Chris Rains pushed the Santa Cruz Royals ahead, in the seventh inning, and the lead lasted until the final out. Christopher Cooper was hit by a pitch to get on base in the seventh. He then went from first to second on a passed ball.

Chris Rains went a perfect 1-1 at the plate for the Santa Cruz Royals.

John Pardo recorded the win for the Santa Cruz Royals. He tossed three innings of shutout ball. Pardo struck out four, walked none and gave up two hits.

Santa Cruz Royals closer Pascual Del Real put away the final three outs to record the save.

The bottom of the first saw the Santa Cruz Royals take an early lead, 1-0. The Santa Cruz Royals attack began with a double from Chris Highlander. A groundout by Drew Sarratore then moved Chris Highlander from second to third. Del Real singled, plating Chris Highlander.

An one-run eighth inning helped bring the Marlins within three. A single by #3 fueled the Marlins' comeback. The Marlins threat came to an end when Chris Rains finally got #7 to fly out.

One run in the top of the ninth helped the Marlins close their deficit to 10-8. An RBI single by #11 set off the Marlins rally. The Santa Cruz Royals' Del Real induced a #22 to close things out.

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