Solano Invitational Goes Down to the Wire

August 1, 2016

 

The Solano Invitational Collegiate Baseball Tournament did not disappoint this weekend. With most of the games coming down to the wire, the championship game made sure it did not get left out. The West Coast Kings took an 11-9 lead into the the top of the 7th inning. With 2 out and a runner on Jack Veasey hit a 2-run blast over the left field fence to tie the game 11-11. Just minutes before that, Veasey came in and blew the save in a 4-run 6th inning for the Kings. Veasey held the Kings scoreless in the bottom of the 7th, sending the game into extra innings. With the sun setting in just minutes, the 8th inning was played using modified International tournament rules. Each team started with a runner on first and no outs, the runner being the last out of the previous inning. The Wildcats wasted no time, getting a triple off the bat of Taylor Field. Field came in to score on a sacrifice fly moments later, giving the Cats a 2-run cushion. The Kings did not go out without a fight. After an error and a walk loaded the bases with no outs, Veasey, who was still in to pitch, got two pop outs and a ground out to end the game, securing the Championship for the Wildcats.

 

The semi-final games saw NBO drop a close one to the West Coast Kings, 4-2. The Wildcats defeated the Sacramento M's 8-7 on a bases loaded walk-off walk. The Solano Mudcats defeated the Rock Hounds 4-3 in the 9am consolation game. 

 

The tournament saw some great competition from collegiate players from all over the Northern California Region. It had 4 of the games broadcasted on SCSN. There are no other tournaments out there that have that kind of coverage. We hope to see everyone back next year.

 

 

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