The SLO Blues took the series versus the visiting San Francisco Seals on Sunday afternoon, with a commanding 7-1 victory.
The offensive spark started when Ricky Martinez hit an RBI single and Drew Judson made an impressive leap over the Seals’ catcher for the first run of the game. A Seals’ error, a double from Justin Beck and a single from Marco Murillo brought in another three runners for the Blues in the first.
The Blues brought in another run in the second inning, when Price Visintainer walked, stole second and then was brought in on an error.
The Seals were unable to generate any offense until the seventh inning when they managed to get one run, but the Blues were able to eliminate any real offensive threat.
Newcomer and designated hitter, Adam Fogel hit a solo shot to left-center field to push the Blues even further ahead. The Blues were able to widen the gap between themselves and the Seals in the eighth when Tyson Quolas hit a triple and then Judson brought him in with an RBI double.
Fogel was named player of the game for his efforts at the plate. “I got a fastball handled it, luckily, made good contact on it and it went out.”
Coach Marple expects big things from Fogel going forward. “He has a great swing, he’s got a good path through with his bat… You can definitely see what his potential is and that’s why we are so happy to have him here he is going to add a lot to our lineup.”
The series win was dampened by the unfortunate news that Branson Trube, who was injured in Friday night’s game, will be leaving the team to start recovery for his pulled hamstring. There is hope that he may come back to the Blues to close out this season. “Towards the end of the summer if I’m feeling better, I might come back this summer.” Said Trube.
The Blues go on the road for five games and then return to Sinsheimer on June 20 to face the Healdsburg Prune Packers at 6 P.M.