Natalia Mustangs Varsity lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat to John F Kennedy on Friday. The game was tied at three with John F Kennedy batting in the bottom of the fourth when Johnathon Martinez singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Natalia Mustangs Varsity lost despite out-hitting John F Kennedy six to five.
John F Kennedy got on the board in the first inning. Anthony Jimenez drew a walk, scoring one run.
After Natalia Mustangs Varsity scored one run in the top of the third, John F Kennedy answered with one of their own. Natalia Mustangs Varsity scored when Jeremiah Castro singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. John F Kennedy then answered when Eduardo Bernal singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
Martinez led the John F Kennedy to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out four.
Natalia Mustangs Varsity had six hits in the game. Diego Zapata and Castro each collected multiple hits for Natalia Mustangs Varsity. Castro and Zapata each collected two hits to lead Natalia Mustangs Varsity.
John F Kennedy stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Joe Salazar led the way with three.
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