Bronchos Claim Late Inning Decision
Right-hander McCray Gann got the start on the hill for Permian. He struck out six, while walking two in his five innings on the mound. Gann limited the Bronchos to three hits, but one resulted in a crucial run in the fifth inning. The first three Odessa High batters were each given the chair in the opening frame. The Panthers were retired in order in the bottom of the inning. The game remained scoreless the next three innings. Caden Bedrick was able to collect a double in the second inning, but was left stranded. Easton Hernandez and Isaiah Flores got on base, courtesy of walks, but neither were able to advance through the first four innings of play.
The Bronchos broke the silence in the top of the fifth inning. A lead-off double was converted into a run, behind a base hit to left field and a successful bunt down the third base line. Gann got out of the inning with a strikeout, but Odessa High now possessed a 1-0 lead. Hernandez led off with a single to centefield in the bottom half of the inning, but never got past second base.
In the bottom of the sixth, Manny Guerrero led off with a base hit to left field. He, too, would end up stranded at first base after the next three batters would strikeout, ground out, and flyout. Odessa High added their second run in the top of the seventh. A lead-off hit… a solo shot homerun over the left field fence gave the Bronchos a 2-0 lead.
Permian’s last at-bat consisted of a pop out and two strikeouts to end the game. The Panthers will head to the Odessa High campus tomorrow for a rematch at noon.
|WP: Baeza | LP: Gann
|AT THE PLATE|
|ON THE MOUND|
|Gann||5.0||6 K – 2 BB – 3 H – 1 R|
|Muschalek||2.0||0 K – 1 BB – 1 H – 1 R|