WAPATO - Grandview Greyhound baseball pitcher Pablo Gonzalez received all the run support he needed in the first two innings on the way to a 9-3 complete game win over host Wapato yesterday, Tuesday.
Grandview struck for a single run in the first inning, then plated three more runners in the second inning to go up 4-0. A key blast during the second stanza was a two-run base hit by Anthony Perez.
The Greyhounds put the contest away in the top of the fifth with a four-run outburst keyed by a two RBI double by Erik Sauve.
For the game, Gonzalez struck out four Wapato batters while giving up only two earned runs.
"We had real timely hitting with runners on base," noted Coach Matt McKinstry. "We had a better approach at the plate, swung better with two strikes."
The win marks Grandview's second win in the last three league games after starting the season 0-5 in CWAC play. "When we play consistently we're a pretty good baseball team," McKinstry said.
He noted his team has lost three league games it should have won, but his priority is focusing on what's right with his team at this point in the season. "I see where we could have been at this point in the season, but I'm pleased with the way we're coming together and starting to play the right way."
Grandview returns to action this coming Saturday with a doubleheader at Quincy.