Orestimba posted a Southern League sweep of Le Grand last week behind an explosive offense.
The Warriors hit double-digit scoring in each of the two games, and capped the two-game sweep with a 12-4 win Friday.
The Bulldogs did not go quietly, however, playing Orestimba on even terms through four innings before a five-run fifth put the Warriors in control.
Base hits by Jacob Bettencourt and Jacob Dominguez sparked the tie-breaking inning, and Eric Schmidt helped break it open with his second two-run single of the day. He drover in two runs during Orestimba’s three-run third as well. Xavier Avila delivered an RBI single in the fifth as well.
Orestimba stretched its lead with three insurance runs in the sixth. A run-scoring double by Bettencourt was the big hit of that inning.
Auston Martens, Schmidt, Bettencourt and Dominguez each finished with two hits. In addition to Schmidt’s four-RBI day, Ethan Medeiros drove in three runs.
Alex Diaz scattered seven hits while fanning five Bulldogs through five innings before Dominguez finished up by throwing two scoreless innings.
OHS 13, Le Grand 11
The Warriors outlasted the host Bulldogs in a wild one last Wednesday.
The two teams traded runs throughout the game - which saw a combined 14 runs in the third inning alone, eight by the Warriors.
The two teams were tied at 2-all heading into the third.
Orestimba’s eight-run outburst saw a dozen Warriors go to the plate. Dominguez and Bettencourt each had two hits in the inning - including an RBI triple by Dominguez. Schmidt and Avila delivered back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the frame.
The Bulldogs kept it close by putting up six in their half of the third, but were unable to erase Orestimba’s lead.
Two Orestimba runs in the top of the seventh proved to be the difference. Bettencourt and Dominguez each reached base and scored in that inning to make it 13-9, giving the West Siders the cushion they needed to withstand Le Grand’s rally in the bottom of the frame.
Orestimba collected 14 hits on the day, including three by Dominguez and two each by Schmidt, Bettencourt Avila and Julian Lemus.
Orestimba improved to 5-3 in league play with the sweep, which kept the Warriors in fourth place, one game ahead of Gustine. The league’s top four teams advance to the post-season playoffs.