The victories continued for the El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team, which improved its summer record to 27-3 with a win. Saturday at John Escobar Field at El Dorado High, El Dorado knocked off Pro Players of Sacramento, 13-5.
Pro Players scored its first run in the top of the first inning, but El Dorado took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame with three runs, Cody Morris and Justin Dillion clubbed a home run each in the inning for El Dorado. Dillion had two dingers in the game and Morris had a double as they finished with two hits each.
In the sixth inning, Pro Players scored a run, plus three more in the eighth. But El Dorado did its damage throughout the game by scoring in the fourth and fifth innings each, followed by four in the seventh and eighth innings. El Dorado was able to take advantage of several walks and hit batters.
“It was kind of ugly,” said El Dorado head coach Rusty McDonald regarding the walks and hit batters.
Both teams combined for 15 hits; El Dorado had nine and Pro Players six.
Tommy Hummer pitched 7 1/3 innings for El Dorado. Alex Fagalde finished the game.
This summer has been huge for El Dorado. According to coach McDonald, his squad has at least six runs a game.
“We’ve got a lot of power this year,” McDonald said. (Averaging six runs per game) is pretty amazing.”
On Sunday, El Dorado played its final home game against the Sierra Sun Devils in a doubleheader. If El Dorado have won both games, it will complete its summer season undefeated at home.
“That’s quite an accomplishment,” McDonald said prior to Sunday’s doubleheader.
From Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, El Dorado will compete at the Reno Wood Bat Tournament. Then it will close out the season on the road the last weekend of July with a weekend series at Fairfield.
In Friday’s game at Florin High of Sacramento, Dominick Campodonico went the distance on the mound for El Dorado; he struck out 11 batters and allowed four hits.
El Dorado had 20 hits, with four players having three or more hits in the game. Hunter Gallant was 4-for-4 with three doubles, Dylan DuHamel 4-for-5 and two doubles and Chris Swineford and Alex Gagolde had three hits each.
El Dorado scored seven runs in the top of the second inning, four in the sixth and two in the seventh.