The Blues were able to bounce back after a rough game on Tuesday night with a 7-6 victory over the Healdsburg Prune Packers. The Blues saw better pitching and at bats than they did last night.
Things looked like they were going to be rough for the Blues starting off. The Prune Packers lead off man hit a triple and was brought in on a sac fly. They scored one more run in the first inning to go ahead 2-0.
The Blues responded quickly with singles from Ricky Martinez and Price Visintainer, and an RBI single from Nkosi Djehuti-Mes. Nick Pagan then proceeded to hit a three run home run to put the Blues up 4-2.
The Prune Packers were able to tie things up with two runs in the second. The Blues pulled ahead again in the second when Tate Samuelson hit a double and then was brought in by Martinez with a single. The game stayed close over the next three inning, with no runs being scored.
In the sixth inning Pagan got on first via a Prune Packers’ error, reached second on a balk, third on a sacrifice ground out by Jeremy Jess, and then scored on another balk. The Prune Packers came within one in the seventh, but the Blues pulled ahead again on an RBI single from Myles Emmerson to score Visintainer. The Prune Packers scored again in the ninth but the Blues were able to shut them down to complete the game.
Coach Dan Marple named Austin Isenhart and Nik Pagan the players of the game. Isenhart pitched five innings allowing one run, and four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. Pagan went two-for-four with a home runs and three RBI.
Marple was pleased with the Blues’ performance tonight. “It was good to get one in front of the home crowd.” He added, “Isenhart threw five quality innings, we scored just enough to pull out this win against a tough opponent.”
The Blues return to action tonight at 6 P.M. when they will face off against the visiting Ventura Halos.