On Friday night, the Warriors (17-1, 8-0 in district play), dominated the Freedom Patriots (3-14) for the second time this season, winning 18-0 behind an explosive offensive performance.
“The slider was a big factor tonight for my pitching. It was a matter of time. We were not gonna settle for a four run win. We wanted more” said junior pitcher Gideon Dunn. Junior pitcher Gideon Dunn started Friday’s game off fast with a couple of one, two, three innings and some ground balls that led to great defensive plays.
Catcher Jesse Haney led the defense, creating multiple outs with his strong arm from behind the plate.
Senior Danny Rodriguez started the scoring in the second inning with an RBI, and the Warriors didn’t look back. After another three innings of play, in the sixth, the score was sitting at 7-0. Then a monstrous 11 run took place, headlined by a Cole Gordon grand slam, he had five total RBI’s.
“Early on in the game, our problem was knowing when to stay back, but we quickly adapted” said senior outfielder Michael McGuire, he had three RBI’s in the effort.
The Warriors had 15 hits, seven walks, six steals, and zero strike outs on offense, while the pitching staff allowed only two hits, walked six batters, and struck out two.
The Warriors will move on to face Sickles (7-10) on the road after beating Brandon this Saturday.
Evan Abramson / Staff Writer