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Cupertino Falls 5-2 To Homestead In Relegation Series Game 1

posted May 4, 2016, 8:43 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated May 10, 2016, 6:00 PM ]
May 4, 2016  

The Cupertino Pioneers lost 5-2 to the Homestead Mustangs in the first game of the De Anza Division relegation series Wednesday at Cupertino. 

Homestead starter Bobby Wood was in control of Cupertino during his five innings on the mound, allowing only two singles, two walks, and striking out seven.  After Wood reached his pitch count and departed, the Pioneers loaded the bases in the sixth, only to walk away scoreless after hitting into their  first triple play of the year.  In the seventh, Cupertino added three, then saw  the game end when a runner who had apparently scored the fourth run, was called out for leaving early on a fly ball to center.  

The loss makes game two, to be played Friday at Homestead at 4:00pm, a must-win game for the Pioneers.  A loss would give the best of three series to Homestead, and Cupertino would be sent down to the El Camino Division for the 2017 season.

David Kau 2B, Dean Rodriguez 1B, Tim Dinh 1B, Ben Townsend 1B

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

David Kau doubled for CupertinoDavid Kau had a double for Cupertino