North Forney Baseball Sweeps West Mesquite, Heads to Playoffs Falcons Win 17-0, 12-0
In a series that meant nothing for the standings, against a team that had won only two district games, the North Forney Falcons could have easily fallen into the trap of complacency. However, as the Falcons head to the playoffs this week, there were questions that could be answered in a series like this.
Could the Falcons, for whom scoring runs has been challenging at times this season, jump on West Mesquite early and often? Could Valdemar Gonzales, the Falcons pitcher 1B, return to his early season form after a couple rough starts? Could the Falcons secondary starters and relievers perform well and eat innings, something that may be needed in a threegame playoff series?
After sweeping the West Mesquite Wranglers, winning 17-0 and 12-0, the answer to all these seem to be yes.
Thursday’s game, postponed from Tuesday due to weather, got off to a rather inauspicious start for the Falcons. Leadoff hitter, Elian Gonzales, reached second on a two-base error by centerfielder Zach Dixon, but was stranded there, as the Wranglers’ Adrian Pena got the next three batters out in order.
Garrett Gray was on the mound for the Falcons and, after easily disposing of the first two batters, he walked Pena and hit Yohan Pardo with a pitch. When Augustine Limones lined out to second base, Gray and the Falcons were out of the inning, with no damage done.
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