Jake McCoy was the pitcher of record in both ends of the DH todayJake McCoy was the pitcher of record in both ends of the DH today

Patriots Split with the Rams

The Patriots (1-3) found their bats and a win on the second day of their season, splitting with the University of Mobile 7-6 and 3-1.  The Rams walked off to win the opener and the Bat Pats scored late and won the nightcap in extra innings.

Mobile 7 - SC 6
In a back and forth affair, the Rams (6-2) answered the 3 run rally by the Patriots and walked off to win the opener.  Down 3 heading into the 7th, SC loaded the bases on a Tyler Devine (Harrodsburg, KY) pinch hit single, Alfredo Bohorquez (Maracaibo, Venezuela) walk and a Josh Wenning (Palmyra, IN) single.  A 1-out single by Harold Diaz (Gurabo, PR) scored 2 runs and a SAC fly by Dominique Guevara (Oxnard, CA) tied it up.

Jake McCoy (Mesa, AZ) came in and got the first out, then a walk, seeing eye single and HBP set the plate for the Rams walkoff hit.  Starter Steven Borkowski (San Diego, CA) went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits.  Tyler Jones (Huntington Beach, CA) allowed 2 runs on 2 hits a 3 free bases.

Guevara led the Pats with a 2-2 day with a double, 2 runs and a RBI.  Santiago Arce (Chula Vista, CA) went 2-3 with a run and RBI.  Nick Rosso (Santa Barbara, CA) doubled and Carlos Cespedes (Santo Domingo, DR) added a 2 RBI single.

SC 3 - Mobile 1
A strong pitching performance by Daniel Lerma (Oxnard, CA) led the way for the Patriots first win on the year.  He tossed 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits.  Austin Willis-Greene (Manhattan, NY) threw 1/3 of an inning before Jake McCoy came on with 2 runner on in the bottom of the 7th.  McCoy struck out 2 batters to end the threat.

In the top of the 8th, Nick Rosso singled and the Rams kicked a Harold Diaz SAC bunt.  U of M intentionally walked Tyler Devine and Santiago Arce knocked in Rosso with a SAC fly.  With runner on the corners and 2 outs, the Patriots ran a 1st and 3rd steal to score their 3rd run.  McCoy slammed the door in the bottom of the 8th for the win.

Rosso led the way for the Patriots with a 3-4 game and a run.  Arce added 2 RBI's for the Patriots in their 7 hit attack.

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