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Big Inning Lifts Varsity Cougars To Win
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Breaking the game open with a five-run sixth inning, the varsity Cougars took a baseball win off the field from Argonaut on Tuesday.

They hosted the non-league contest and visiting Argonaut took an early 1-0 lead, jumping on the Cougars in the first inning.

"They had a hit batter, a single, a walk and a sacrifice fly that scored a run," said coach Bob Loureiro.

The Cougars escaped without any further damage and answered back immediately, tying the game at 1-1 with a run of their own in the bottom of the first.

"Jesse Miguel got on on an error, stole second and third and scored on a single by K.J. Vandagriff," explained Loureiro.

The host varsity boys scored another run in the fourth inning, Anthony Suniga rapping out a single after one out. He stole second, took third on a wild pitch and then scored on an error to put the Cougars up 2-1.

"The sixth inning was when we really broke it open," noted Loureiro. "We had five singles and a walk in there in between."

The squad scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach.

Notching singles in the sixth were Colin Riggs, Miguel, Vandagriff, Peter Krumeich and Nate Williamson, the latter four all driving in runs with their hits.

"No one had any extra base hits, they were all singles," Loureiro said of the hits for his team during the game.

Argonaut had one run on four hits and committed two errors, Escalon had seven runs on eight hits with two errors.

"It really was a pretty quick game," Loureiro noted.

Zachary Swass started the game for Escalon and went six strong innings on the mound, allowing one run on four hits. He struck out five and walked one. He also hit one batter.

Grant Goedhart pitched the seventh inning, allowing no runs and no hits. Swass was credited with the win.

The Tuesday contest was the only game of the week for the Cougars.