Late Runs Carry TERRA To Win Over Reagan
The TERRA Institute has started up and down through the first five games of the season under new Manager Jesse Fernandez. After opening the season with a win, the Wolves lost two straight. On Friday, TERRA capped off a perfect 2-0 week with a 5-1 win over Reagan.
“The boys fought hard today,” said Fernandez. “We started a little slow offensively and then we were able to change our approaches at the plate and figure it out as the game went on.”
The game began as a pitchers duel between TERRA’s Andres Perez and Reagan’s Arthur Quinones. Both teams were able to put up one run in the third, and then the Wolves offense kicked it into gear.
Danny Labrador hit a one-out single, and went to second on a Alex Garcia base hit. Labrador then stole third, and then came around to score and give the Wolves the lead 2-1.
In the fifth, TERRA tacked on a run, and Ozzie Millet’s second double of the game gave the Wolves some insurance.
“Ozzie has continued to get better as the season goes on,” said Fernandez. “His approach gets better every at-bat. Today his double broke it open for us.”
While Millet was the hitting star, finishing 2-for-4, it was Perez who agai provided TERRA with a quality outing. Perez went six innings, striking out eight, while allowing only two hits. The performance was strong enough to impress his manager.
“Andres has been solid in every outing so far,” said Fernandez. “He has really accepted the role as one of our leaders. He had very good command of his fastball today and was able to mix in his change-up nicely.
The win moves TERRA above .500 for the first time this year.
Reagan drops to 1-3. Both teams have a three game week coming up.