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Pioneers Take Two from Titans

posted Apr 27, 2015, 7:23 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Jan 14, 2016, 8:08 AM ]
The Cupertino Pioneers defeated the Gunn Titans twice, 4-1 at Gunn on Tuesday, and 8-7 in extra innings at Cupertino on Thursday.

On Tuesday Cupertino took advantage of opportunities they were presented to build an early 4-0 lead,  and defeated Gunn 4-1 on the road at Gunn.  Ben Champion went the distance for the win for Cupertino, allowing 1 run on 6 hits.

Alan Vigent 1B (2), Anthony Pozzett 1B (2), Kyle Avvakumovits 1B, Ben Champion 1B, Josh Longabaugh 1B, Morgan Saenz 1B.  WP: Ben Champion.

           1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
Cupertino  1  2  1  0  0  0  0   4  9  0
Gunn       0  0  0  1  0  0  0   1  6  2

On Thursday it was Gunn that took advantage of early opportunities, taking a 1-0 lead in the first and adding to it with the help of five unearned runs, then holding it until Cupertino scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to take a 7-6 lead.  In the top of the seventh the Pioneers came within 1 strike of the win, only to have Gunn tie the game.  Cupertino failed to score in the bottom of the inning it was on to extra innings.  

Tied at 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth, Daniel Kono came to the plate with the bases loaded and stroked a hit into wide open spaces in right for an RBI single and a walk-off win for Cupertino. 

Kyle Avvakumovits picked up the win in relief, going seven innings, allowing one run on six hits and striking out three.

Josh Longabaugh 1B (2), Kyle Avvakumovits 1B, Daniel Kono 1B, Anthony Pozzetti 1B, Morgan Saenz 1B, Ben Townsend 1B, Riley Waite 1B. WP: Kyle Avvakumovits

           1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R  H  E
Gunn       2  3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0   7  9  1
Cupertino  0  1  1  0  3  2  0  0  1   8  8  5

Daniel Kono's walk-off single gave Cupertino an 8-7 win
Pioneers Walk Off on Kono's Single in the Ninth