WESTMINSTER, Colo. – After the first day of pool play in the 18u Sparkler division, OC Batbusters – Martin have positioned themselves well, going 2-0 on the day.
“I think we can play a little bit better,” head coach John Martin said. “We were a little bit off today; I think we were just getting used to the altitude and everything. Once we get settled in, I think we’ll be even better moving forward.”
After an exciting 11-10 victory over Building Champions White out of the Kansas City area, OC Batbusters – Martin knocked off Cubs RBI, based out of Chicago, 13-5 in their second game of the day of the Colorado 4th of July trounament.
It didn’t take long for the Batbusters to find their rhythm. After holding the Cubs to a scoreless top of the first inning, the Batbusters scored twice in the bottom of the frame with RBI singles from Destiny Munguia and Nailah Long. The Cubs tied it up with a two run home run in the top of the second and held a 5-4 advantage heading into the bottom of the fourth, but the Batbusters never panicked.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Long once again put the Batbusters out front with a two-RBI single to make it 6-5. Sarah Quiors followed suit with a two-RBI triple to make it 8-5, and a sac fly from Christina Contreras put the team up 9-5.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Quiors once again found a gap to drive in a run, and Sariah Sanchez ended the game with a three-run home run to straightaway center field to push the game to 13-5.