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It Takes Nine to Win for Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It was a cold blustery afternoon as game time approached in Raton for the first round of 3A state baseball action Wednesday afternoon as #4 ranked Raton hosted #13 ranked Eunice to see which team would advance in the the state playoffs.

These two teams met in Portales during the year at a tourney there and Raton 10 run ruled that game but as the first inning came and went with no score it was looking like a tough game was in store. Eunice scored one in the second with Raton putting a run over the plate as well. The next score came in the fifth inning as Eunice once again  got a runner around the bases followed by Raton scoring one as well.

Tied at two at the end of the seventh this game was going into extra innings. Raton held Eunice scoreless and then loaded the bases for the third time Wednesday afternoon and then went three up three down at the plate in the bottom of the eighth leaving the bases loaded. Eunice got Hayden Dean on first then he stole second. He then made it to third and the winning run was just waiting for something to happen. He didn’t have to wait to long as a wild pitch went high, Dean took the chance and made it home for the run giving Eunice a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth.

Raton then had the opportunity in the bottom of the ninth to win or loose this game and as luck would have it a bobbled ball allowed Gabe Martinez to make it to first. The tying run was on base and Martinez would soon make it across home plate for the tie. Cole Medina then made it to second on a double and the winning run was on base. Medina then headed home on another hit and the game was over with a 4-3 win by Raton to move them on to the next round of state baseball action in Albuquerque against McCurdy on Wednesday afternoon.

Game Stats – 5/3/17 Eunice Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


EUNICE VARSITY (3) AT RATON VARSITY (4)

EUNICE VARSITY       AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Mason Caperton        4  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  0  1  0  
Logan Gaskins         4  1  1  0   Dante Romero         1  1  1  0  
Frankie Solis         4  0  1  0  Gabe Martinez         5  1  1  0  
Cristian Larrea       5  0  1  0  Richie Gonzales       4  0  0  0  
Jacob Mendoza         4  0  0  0   Dustin Segura        0  0  0  0  
Cameron Santa Cruz    3  1  0  0  Cole Medina           5  1  2  0  
Jose Hernandez        3  0  1  0  Austin Jones          5  1  0  0  
Arturo Olivas         4  0  1  0  Dillon Lemons         2  0  1  0  
Hayden Dean           2  1  0  0  Trevor Portillos      1  0  0  0  
                                  Mateous Samora        4  0  2  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       4  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  3  5  0  TOTALS               35  4  8  1

EUNICE VARSITY                010 010 001 -- 3  
RATON VARSITY                 010 010 002 -- 4  

LOB--EUNICE VARSITY 10, RATON VARSITY 12. ERR--Hayden Dean,
Frankie Solis (3), Jose Hernandez, Cristian Larrea, Cameron
Santa Cruz (2), Trevor Portillos, Damien Martinez, William
Holland, Austin Jones (2). 2B--Logan Gaskins. HBP--Hayden
Dean, Cameron Santa Cruz, Trevor Portillos, Dillon Lemons.
SACB--Jose Hernandez, Dustin Segura, Trevor Portillos.
SB--Hayden Dean, Cameron Santa Cruz, Dillon Lemons, Gabe
Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales.

 EUNICE VARSITY                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Logan Gaskins                  7.00    6    2    0    2    7    0
Mason Caperton (L)             1.33    2    2    0    0    3    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Dillon Lemons                  5.00    5    2    0    0    5    0
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        4.00    0    1    0    4    6    0

PB--William Holland (2). SO--Arturo Olivas (3), Logan
Gaskins, Hayden Dean, Jacob Mendoza (2), Jose Hernandez,
Cristian Larrea (2), Cameron Santa Cruz, Dillon Lemons, Cole
Medina, Mateous Samora (2), Damien Martinez (2), Richie
Gonzales, Gabe Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales (2). BB--Logan
Gaskins, Hayden Dean, Frankie Solis, Mason Caperton, Trevor
Portillos, Dillon Lemons.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E L
Eunice Varsity 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 10
Raton Varsity 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 8 5 12

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Mason Caperton, SP:

Trevor Portillos makes the catch out in center field or did he? During the 1st round of state baseball tourney action in Raton Wednesday afternoon.

Trevor Portillos makes the catch out in center field or did he? During the 1st round of state baseball tourney action in Raton Wednesday afternoon.

 

Errors like this one cost Raton a couple of runs during the first round of state baseball tourney action Wednesday afternoon as Raton hosted the Eunice Cardinals.

Errors like this one cost Raton a couple of runs during the first round of state baseball tourney action Wednesday afternoon as Raton hosted the Eunice Cardinals.

 

Dillon Lemons tries to pick off the Cardinal base runner as he makes the throw to Austin Jones at first.

Dillon Lemons tries to pick off the Cardinal base runner as he makes the throw to Austin Jones at first.

 

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Cole Medina makes the long run and catch in right field for another out as Damien Martinez looks on form second base

 

The throw from Damien Martinez makes it in time of the force out at third.

The throw from Damien Martinez makes it in time of the force out at third.

 

Cameron Santa Cruz beats the ball to second as Gabe Martinez readies for the catch and tag Wednesday afternoon.

Cameron Santa Cruz beats the ball to second as Gabe Martinez readies for the catch and tag Wednesday afternoon.

 

Jonathan Cabriales slides wide to second base but the call is out as he is tagged by shortstop Hayden Dean

Jonathan Cabriales slides wide to second base but the call is out as he is tagged by shortstop Hayden Dean

 

This could have been the winning run for Eunice as Hayden Dean slides home after a wild pitch goes over the reach of catcher William Holland in the top of the ninth inning.

This could have been the winning run for Eunice as Hayden Dean slides home after a wild pitch goes over the reach of catcher William Holland in the top of the ninth inning.

 

Coach Mike Marez celebrates as Cole Medina slides home for the winning run Wednesday afternoon in the first round of state baseball action.

Coach Mike Marez celebrates as Cole Medina slides home for the winning run Wednesday afternoon in the first round of state baseball action.

 

Cole Medina jumps up to celebrate after sliding home and Jonathan Cabriales heads for the the field as the boys clear the bench with a nine inning 4-3 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

Cole Medina jumps up to celebrate after sliding home and Jonathan Cabriales heads for the the field as the boys clear the bench with a nine inning 4-3 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

 

They clear the bench as Raton starts the march to further state playoff action next week in Albuquerque

They clear the bench as Raton starts the march to further state playoff action next week in Albuquerque

 

Jonathan Cabriales and Austin Jones celebrate as the other Raton players head out on the field after a nine inning 3-4 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

Jonathan Cabriales and Austin Jones celebrate as the other Raton players head out on the field after a nine inning 3-4 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

 

The celebration continues on the infield as Raton takes a 3-4 win over Eunice in a nine inning game Wednesday afternoon.

The celebration continues on the infield as Raton takes a 3-4 win over Eunice in a nine inning game Wednesday afternoon.

 

One comment on “It Takes Nine to Win for Raton

  1. Sarah Maddaleni says:

    Great pics, Marty!