Yoemen set for Elkhart in bi-district
The Cameron Yoemen baseball team traveled to Rogers on Friday to take on the Eagles in their regular season finale. They would come up short against Rogers, losing 3-1. In the second inning, Cameron got their offense started when Jaidyn Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly to bring Tyler Martin home and scored one run. The game was tied at one with Rogers batting in the bottom of the fifth when McCall gave up a bases loaded walk, scoring one run. On the next at bat, the Yoemen gave up another run on a passed ball to give themselves a 3-1 deficit, which would end up the final score.
Of the four total hits for Cameron, Tyler Martin led the team with two hits in three at bats. Landon Greene started the game on the mound for Cameron. The righthander surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out two. Brannon McCall took the loss for the Yoemen. He went two innings, allowing three runs on zero hits and striking out two. This loss gave Cameron a record of 19-7-1 and district record of 9-3.
Before going into the playoffs as a No.2 seed, the Yoemen played a playoff warmup game on Monday against the Bellville Brahmas. Cameron was victorious, winning 3-2 in dramatic walk-off fashion. In the first inning, Bellville got their offense started with a hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run. The Yoemen took the lead in the third inning 2-1 with a double by Tracer Lopez and an RBI groundout by Landon Greene.
Bellville evened things up at two in the top of the fourth inning with a triple on a fly ball to right field, scoring one run. The game was tied at two with Cameron batting in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out. Landon Greene was the hero as he singled on a ground ball to center field, scoring the game winning run.
The Yoemen totaled eight hits in the game. Lopez and Greene each had multiple hits for Cameron. The Yoemen defense was sharp and didn’t commit a single error on the field. Ryan Host started the game on the mound for Cameron. Host allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings, striking out three and walking zero. Bobby Borgas threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Tracer Lopez was the winning pitcher for Cameron. He went two-thirds of an inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero.
Heading into the playoffs, the Yoemen will face the Elkhart Elks in the bi-district round. Game 1 will be at the Yards of Cameron on Friday at 7 p.m., game 2 will be in Elkhart on Saturday at 2 p.m., and if a game 3 is needed it will start 30 minutes after game 2.