Back on Track: Sheps Take Two

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The Shepherds traveled to Fullerton, CA on Saturday to take on the Inland Valley Pirates for a day-night doubleheader. The Shepherds played well en route to a sweep on the day. 


The Shepherds sent out new acquisition, Alex Escobar, to start game 1. Escobar pitched well and game the Shepherds a great chance to win. Up 4-3 in the eight inning, Joey Scotvold entered the game in a nightmare situation; runners on first and second with nobody out. Cool and collected, the 18 year old went on to strike out the side in order. Following a scoreless top of the ninth for the Shepherds, Scotvold was sent back out for the bottom half of the game. He would end up getting the first two outs before allowing a base runner with two outs. The final hitter of game hit a deep fly ball to right center, but center fielder Chad Ragland ran the ball down and caught it to seal the win for the Shepherds.


The Shepherds looked to starter Roy Washburn in game two to keep the good times coming. However, Washburn’s first pitch he threw got turned around and crushed for a home run. Through three innings Roy would give up five runs and the Shepherds trailed 5-3. However, Washburn would settle down and gave the Shepherds three more innings of scoreless baseball. The offense would end up giving Washburn the lead and the Shepherds would ultimately take the game 8-6. Chad Ragland led the offense with two hits and took home his first player of the game award of the season. 


The Shepherds will play one more road game on Sunday and then will travel back home for a game at Biola University on Monday. Ace Philip Wall is scheduled to pitch tomorrow.