Game 26 vs Long Beach Legends

The Blues pulled off a 5-4 victory in thrilling fashion coming back from being down 4-1 through eight and a half innings.

The Legends went up starting in the second Jake Scott was walked and then brought in on a homerun from Harrison Smith.  They managed to bring in two more runs in the third to go up 4-0.

The Blues tried to get something started in the fifth inning when Jeremy Jess got on with a double.  He was brought in on a double from Tyson Quolas but the Blues were unable to generate any more offense.

The Blues went into the bottom of the ninth down 4-1 when the Legends brought in their closer.  The first three Blues up to bat, Jess, Tate Samuelson, and Andrew Ramos walked.  Jess was brought in on a Quolas single.  Samuelson and Maaki Yamazaki (pinch running for Ramos) were brought in on a single by Marco Murillo to tie the game at fours.  Price Visintainer then walked to load the bases with one out.  Adam Fogel came to the plate and was hit by the fifth pitch to bring in the game winning run.

Coach Dan Marple was proud of the team for competing through the entire game, and also noted that the energy on the bench was much improved from previous games.  “We’re rolling now two in a row!  That’s why you play all nine innings, we are starting to understand the importance of playing every pitch, every inning, every at bat because it’s the little things.”  Said Marple.  He credited the pitching staff with the win.  “Jake Niezen came in and he had a nice hold, and that’s one of the better games that we’ve seen [Beavers] throw.”

Ramos and Quolas were both two-for-three and Quolas had two RBI.

The Blues return to action tonight against the visiting OC Riptide at 6 P.M.