Andrew Perez lined a single, scoring Brandon Lawrence in the eighth inning to lift El Dorado to a 5-4 victory over Derby at McDonald Stadium on Wednesday night.


It was the final regular-season game for the Bronocs, who finish 14-20 in the Jayhawk League and 25-22 overall. El Dorado finished 11-0 against non-Jayhawk League foes. The Broncos lost twice to Haysville in the Midwest Regional. El Dorado will play Katy, Texas, in the NBC World Series on Monday at 10 p.m.


Andrew Perez lined a single, scoring Brandon Lawrence in the eighth inning to lift El Dorado to a 5-4 victory over Derby at McDonald Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was the final regular-season game for the Bronocs, who finish 14-20 in the Jayhawk League and 25-22 overall. El Dorado finished 11-0 against non-Jayhawk League foes. The Broncos lost twice to Haysville in the Midwest Regional. El Dorado will play Katy, Texas, in the NBC World Series on Monday at 10 p.m.

Trailing 4-3, Daniel Baptista opened the inning by reaching on a Derby error. He was wild-pitched to second and came home on Brandon Lawrence's double, setting the stage for Perez' heroics.

The Broncos struck for three runs in the second. Lawrence singled and came home on Drew Williams' double. Matt Robertson walked to put runners at the corners with one out. D.J. Luna attempted a squeeze bunt, but Williams was thrown out at home, leaving runners at first and second with two outs. Thomas Clay stroked a two-run double to left-center.

Derby 010 002 010 -- 4 8 2
El Dorado 030 000 02x -- 5 8 1
W -- Kowal. L -- Rosenbloom. HR -- Derby: Loosen, Marrero.
Derby batting: Duarte 0-2,. Parsons 0-2, Becherer 3-4, Loosen 1-3, Fehinder 1-1, Laird 1-3, Lindmark 1-3, Marrero 1-3, Simpson 0-4, Conway 0-4, Rasch 2-4.
El Dorado batting: Clay 1-3, Slade 0-3, Coughenour 1-4, Baptista 1-4, Lawrence 2-4, Williams 1-4, Perez 2-4, Robertson 0-2, Luna 0-4,
Derby pitching: Faulkner 5 2/3, Kilbury 1-0, Rosenbloom 1 1/3-1.
El Dorado pitching: Smith 3-1, Smallwood 2-0, Toma 1-2, Weber 1-0, Kowal 2-1.