AURORA | Jack Pauley knew he wouldn’t get a better pitch, so he wasted little time in his at-bat in the extra innings of his Rangeview baseball team’s battle with Overland Saturday.
The junior whacked the second pitch he saw from Chandler Smith off the fence in deep left center field, driving home Evan Kircher to give the Raiders a 10-9 walk-off victory that stretched their win streak to three games after an 0-6 start.
Senior reliever Dillon Joye held the Trailblazers at bay for the final three innings, helping Rangeview (3-6) get through three tough frames against Overland ace Dario Villagomez and giving his chance to plate the winning run.
Villagomez struck out seven in his three innings of work and left Jared Bourne stranded at third base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Raiders needed just two batters to end the game when Smith came on for the Trailblazers (4-5).
Kircher walked on four pitches to open the ninth inning, stole second base on the first pitch to Paul and came home easily on the double.
Senior Jeffrey Cordova drove in a pair of runs with a double to highlight a seven-run fifth inning that pushed Rangeview ahead 9-5, but Overland countered with four runs in the top of the sixth inning — keyed by David Krueger’s two-run single — to even the score.
Joseph Sanchez had three hits and three RBI for the Trailblazers and Brody Evans also had three hits and scored twice.
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RANGEVIEW 10, OVERLAND 9 (9 inn.)
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Overland 120 204 000 — 9 12 1
Rangeview 020 070 001 — 10 8 2
WP — Rangeview: Dillon Joye (3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, K); LP — Overland: Chandler Smith (0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K); Overland hitting: Joseph Sanchez 3-4, 3 RBI, run; Brody Evans 3-5, 2 runs; Joe Slocum 2-4, RBI, run; Vincent Lopez 2-4, RBI, run; Rangeview hitting: Jack Pauley 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; Evan Kircher 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Jeffrey Cordova 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI