Baseball caps off perfect week
Last week may have to be known as “Streak Week” for the Pueblo West boys baseball squad.
Because that’s exactly what they did.
Pueblo West recovered from a sluggish start to the season and the Cyclones stood atop of each of their opponents winning three-straight games improving its record to 5-3-1.
After returning from Oregon, West moved into first place in the South-Central League with a record of 3-0 in the conference.
The hot start should prepare the Cyclones for what will be a rough road back to the ultimate goal.
West 9, Central 2
The Wildcats totaled nine hits for the game but the defense of the Cyclones assured that did not reflect on the scoreboard. While their opponent reached home with ease, Central was flustered by its inability score.
Central seniors Dominic Hernandez and Jericho Breyfogle had two and three hits respectively, but translated those five hits to just one run.
West 10, Centennial 8
A perfect way to cap off a week - a game that placed you on the edge of your seat and saw the Cyclones edge the Bulldogs after a ferocious run.
Zac Drury led the Cyclones with three hits and two RBI helping West defeat Centennial and take sole possession of first in the S-CL.
The victory wasn’t without drama, however.
Tyler Evans gave the Cyclones a 7-2 lead after he notched a RBI triple in the top of the fourth.
But the Bulldogs refused to go away, and managed to send four runs home bring the score to 7-6.
West returned the favor with another three runs in the sixth inning building its lead to 10-6.
The Cyclones managed to survive a scare in the bottom of the seventh when Centennial posted two runs but was unable to complete the comeback.