Arcadia Walks off on Burroughs
By Corey Kowk
May 3, 2013 • 337 views
Burroughs loaded the bases on Jonathan Hopkins once, and drew leadoff walks in consecutive innings prior. But Hoppy withstood the pressure and threw four no-hit shutout innings in relief to propel Arcadia to a 4-3, 11 inning win over the Indians Tuesday at Giambrone Field. Hopkins also picked up the victory in the huge Pacific League showdown.
Arcadia prevailed in the bottom of the eleventh when Cameron Tuck, on third with one out after blasting a first pitch base hit through the 5-6 hole and advancing on a botched pickoff attempt to lead off the inning prior, was sacrificed into position by Jason Bunch. Tuck then stormed home on a walkoff bunt single by Matt Morales up the left side of the infield box. Morales had earlier singled in Austin Georgen to give Arcadia a 3-2 lead going into the top of the seventh.
Burroughs had twice taken the lead early, striking first in the opening stanza as Brian Pozos doubled in Chris Davies. Arcadia quickly responded in the ensuing half of the first when Brendan Toy, singled on the first pitch, advanced to second off a wild pitch before sprinting home on Dominguez’s right field single.
The Indians’ starting pitcher, Luis Pereyra, helped his own cause by leading off on second (after a mishandled infield single) and scoring off a groundout by Aiden Anding in the second inning to regain the lead for Burroughs.
David Dominguez had a sizzling stick at bat, going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI’s driving in the first two runs for the victorious Apaches, who handed Burroughs consecutive league losses to forge a three way tie for second place in the Pacific. Crescenta Valley and Burbank spun off easy victories against Muir and Hoover. Burbank takes the front seat at 7-1, followed by Arcadia, Burroughs, and CV together for second one game back at 6-2.