A battle of Texas powers saw No. 2 San Jacinto-North (50-10, 2-0 JUCO) use their bats Tuesday to remain in the winners bracket over state foe Cisco College (48-15, 2-1 JUCO).
The Gators in the bottom of the first might have felt as if they were having deja vu. Just as they did Sunday night in their game against Cowley, San Jacinto fell behind 7-0 in the first inning.
Tuesday vs. Cisco they were down 4-1 early to the Wranglers. But San Jacinto found their bats earlier in the game and the Gators wound up winning 13-9 on 15 hits.
The San Jacinto offense piled up hits left and right all game long vs. Cisco. Brandon Montgomery, Ryan January and Baine Schoenvogel each had two RBIs.
Montgomery got his RBIs on 2-for-5 hitting in the game.
January let the ball fly in home run fashion, sending two out of the park and going 2-for-3. January has now hit two home runs in back-to-back games and has four home runs in total for the tournament. The JUCO World Series record for hitting home runs is six, well within reach for January, who will have at least two games remaining.
Schoenvogel went 2-for-4 with a home run to dead center, flying up an over the scoreboard.
If the Gators continue to put up offensive numbers like this, San Jacinto is going to be tough to beat.
For Cisco College, Zachary Rheams was the big bat vs. San Jacinto, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs and one home run.
The battle for Texas goes to San Jacinto in these two teams’ first matchup at JUCO. With the win San Jacinto stays in the winners bracket, and Cisco College falls into the losers bracket to face Yavapai (AZ) CC on Wednesday.