Blue team wins 2014 Beaver World Series
December 2, 2014
The 2014 Beaver World Series went down to the wire as the Blue Team won the series three games to two. Game 5 ended 2-1, with LHP Matt Gunter (Bella Vista) earning the win and sophomore Mike Marlar (Casa Roble) picking up the save. The Blue team scored twice in the first inning after CF Brandon Raposa (Woodcreek) led off with a single that was misplayed by RF Alex Gaskin (Jesuit), allowing Raposa to get to third. 2B Robert Contreras (Antelope) was hit by a pitch to put two runners on with no outs. SS and Blue Team coach Cameron Bennett (Rio Linda) bunted Contreras to 2nd. RF Jimmy Lunardelli (Oakmont) flew out to right to drive in Raposa and give the Blue team the lead. After a wild pitch moved Contreras to third, he was able to come home on a double steal in which 1B James Boitano (Argonaut) ended up getting back to first on.
That was all the runs the Blue team would need, as Gunter allowed one run over 5 innings. The Red team scored in the bottom of the 3rd when CF Justin Jordan (Folsom) scored after drawing a two out walk, which was followed by singles from 2B Steve Mercado (Antelope) and 3B Austin Call (Oakmont).
Game 5 concluded the Beavers fall season. The 2015 season begins on January 29th at Beaver Field as A.R.C. hosts West Valley College at 2:00 p.m.
The 2014 victorious Blue Team Roster: Head Coach: Cameron Bennett Pitching Coach: Mike Marlar
Brian Babcock Kyle Beardsley Matt Beardsley James Boitano Mitch Brill Jerome Brown Robert Contreras Colton Freeman Matt Gunter Jimmy Lunardelli Trevor McGhee Payton Morena Vicente Navarrete Mikey Ramirez Brandon Raposa Robert Walton