Butler County Times Gazette
  • Broncos win NBC opener

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  • Chris Godinez drove in five runs, Daniel Baptist had three RBIs and Dakota McKaskle allowed a mere four-hits for seven innings as El Dorado downed Katy, Texas, 14-2 in its opener of the NBC World Series Monday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
    The game was shortened to eight innings because of the NBC run rule.
    Godinez drove in two runs in the third with a double, then two more with another double in the fourth.
    A single in the eighth drove in Auturo Corona, who had tripled.
    Baptista drove in two runs with a triple in the seventh. He also got an RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth.
    McKaskle wiggled out of three jams. In the second, Katy put its first two batters on base with an error and a walk. McKaskle struck out Garrett Burke and got Nathan Luck to fly out to shallow right and Kyle Henry to ground out to second. In the third, Katy again put its first two batters aboard. McKaskle squeezed out of it by getting a popup and two groundouts.
    In the fourth, Burke reached on a one-out walk. After an out, Henry singled. Marcus Carr reached on an error. However, on the play, Henry overran second, thinking Burke would score and was thrown out by Jordan Slade (centerfield) to Chuck Duarte.
    Matt Robertson pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to wrap up the victory.
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