Ryland Gentry led the Bluecats to a 15-1 win over Winters with 3 home runs in his 4 hits on 4 at-bats, with 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. The Bluecats will play De Leon on SATURDAY, April 22nd with the game slated to begin at 1:00pm IN Coleman.  The Bluecats are tied with Miles for 3rd place in the District race, with Hamilton in 1st and Bangs in 2nd. The next three games are crucial for the Bluecats and they can sure use your support out at the CHS field on Saturday! Game begins at 1:00pm against De Leon.

The 1st inning in Winters on Tuesday afternoon included a Jorge Salas home run hit off of Martinez, the Blizzards' pitcher. The next batter was Gentry, who hit his first home run of the game. I'm sure Winters was wondering just what else was going to transpire on the night. After the 2 runs scored in the first, and Winters 1 run scored, the 2nd inning was scoreless for both teams. However, Coleman tallied six runs in each of the third and fourth innings.

In the 3rd, Brayden Torres and Kaden Johnson were walked to start the inning. Then Jorge Salas hit a single, scoring Torres. (3-1) Gentry then hit a double, scoring Johnson. (4-1) Braylon Stewart (courtesy runner for J Salas) advanced to 3rd. Blaze Hronek was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Jadin Jackson then singled scoring Gentry and Stewart. (6-1)

Garret Smith doubled to left field, scoring Jackson and Hronek's courtesy runner Cutter Cody. (8-1) The Blizzards finally got three outs on the Cats, ending the 3rd inning.

Defensively the bottom of the 3rd was exciting. With Jorge Salas on the mound, he struck out the Blizzards' first batter, Castor, who tried to get to 1st on a dropped 3rd strike. Bluecat Catcher Hronek threw the ball to 1st and got him out. Then the Winters pitcher Martinez singled to get on base. While the next batter was up, Martinez was caught trying to steal 2nd on a throw from catcher Hronek to 2nd baseman Brayden Torres. J Salas then struck out Bryant to end the inning.

With the score 8-1 starting the 4th, Kaden Johnson reached 2nd base on an error on a hard hit ground ball. While Salas was at bat, Johnson advanced to 3rd on a passed ball. After Salas pops up for the first out, Gentry got his 2nd home run of the game, scoring Johnson (10-1 Coleman up).

Then Blaze Hronek was walked, and Cutter Cody went in as his courtesy runner. Jadin Jackson's at bat ended with an out at first on a dropped 3rd strike, but Cody had advanced to 2nd on a passed ball and went to 3rd on the throw to 1st.

Garret Smith singled to left field, scoring Cody (11-1). Skyler Clark hit a line drive and reached 2nd on an error, advancing Smith to 3rd. Then Paul Salas hit a fly ball and reached 2nd on an error by left fielder, scoring Clark and Smith. (13-1) Brayden Torres was walked, but P Salas advanced to 3rd on a passed ball. Kaden Johnson was then walked, but P Salas scored on a passed ball while Johnson was at bat (14-1) The next batter got the final out, but Coleman had gotten 6 runs off Rodriguez, the 2nd Blizzard pitcher on the mound for the game.

The Bluecats held Winters again in the bottom of the 4th, and when Coleman came back up to bat in the top of the 5th, Gentry was the lead batter. He hit his 3rd HOME RUN, making the score 15-1. After the Blizzards managed to get the next three batters out, Coleman held them in the bottom of the 5th and the game ended on the 10-run rule. Way to go Bluecats!!!

Salas was the winning pitcher for the Bluecats. The righty surrendered one run on two hits over five innings, striking out eight.

Christopher Martinez started the game for Winters lasting three innings, allowing six hits and eight runs while striking out three. Diego Rodriguez threw two innings out of the bullpen, allowing seven runs on three hits striking out two. Both pitchers had 2 home runs hit off of them by the Cats.

Coleman totaled nine hits in the game. Gentry, Smith, and Salas each had multiple hits for the Bluecats. Gentry went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits, with three of those being home runs. Congratulations to the Bluecats on a great game!