This weekend was the last home series for the Varsity baseball program as they close regular season against Kansas Wesleyan University.
The Warriors have already clinched a spot in the post-season KCAC Tournament scheduled to begin next week.
“The season has gone decent,” said Wesley Galloway. “It could have been better but not bad at all. We made great strides as a team throughout the year. This series is a big series it will determine if we get a 4th or 5th seed in the conference tournament.”
After the first inning the Coyotes got ahead early with a 1-0 lead over the Warriors with a solo homerun shot to right field.
The Warriors answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead 2-1.
Two additional runs in the fifth put Sterling ahead 4-1 as Eric Robles and Miguel Velazquez scored to extend the lead.
The Warriors continued to add runs to their lead while only allowing the Coyotes to push one additional run across the plate by the ninth inning.
The Warriors went on to win 6-3 in game one of the weekend series.
An amazing diving catch by Wesley Galloway and a great timely hit in the bottom of the same inning by Armando Flores greatly contributed to Friday’s victory.
“I just had a great jump on the ball,” said Galloway, “and had made that play before, back in high school, and it was just muscle memory from there. After I caught the ball, I was happy I was able to come up with it because it would have been a triple for that hitter if it had fallen.”
“I was cheering on Mando when he hit the double because he picked up my slack by scoring those runs that I should’ve,” said Matthew McElroy. “We preach “next guy” on our team and he was the Next in line and got the job done.”
“I am hoping we play better baseball tomorrow and throughout the conference tournament,” said Galloway, “and hopefully we get to regionals and World Series but for now we have to stay focused every pitch, have fun and play our game.”
The Warriors went on to take both wins in the doubleheader on Saturday and celebrated the three game sweep over Kansas Wesleyan University as they close regular season and prepare for the KCAC Conference Tournament.