May 072014

By Greg Perkins
The Roadrunners went out in style in the last game of the season played April 30 at home.
Hosting St. Johns, the Birds bounced back from a one-run first inning deficit to lead by a run after two. St. Johns moved back in front with four runs in the fourth, making it 6-3. Holbrook countered with one in the fourth, then caught and passed St. Johns with three in the fifth to lead 7-6. In the bottom of the sixth, the Roadrunners added an insurance run they wouldn’t need in the 8-6 win.
St. Johns finished with 10 hits, made two errors and left six on base.
Holbrook had nine hits, made three errors and left seven stranded.
The Birds used a trio of pitchers and each was effective. Carlos Quintana worked five innings, facing 22 Redskin batters. He allowed four runs, all earned, on eight hits with 10 strikeouts and walked only one. Buddy Wagoner pitched one inning, facing five batters. He gave up two runs on one hit with one strikeout and walked one. Trevor Barton also pitched an inning, allowing no runs and only one hit to the six batters he faced. Barton struck out one and walked two.
At the plate, Barton went 0 for 3, but drew a walk and scored once. Wagoner went 1 for 2, walked and scored twice. Quintana was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Nikko Ferniza went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and scored once. Julian Garcia went 1 for 4 with a home run. Nick Robinson was a powerhouse, going 2 for 2 with two home runs. Scottie Gishie went 1 for 3 and scored once.
Holbrook finished the season with an overall record of 7-17-1.