Starting Lineup: Luther SS, Stephens 2B, Longo 1B, Sutherland C, Payne 3B, Moir RF, Sorondo DH, Brockett LF, Bekakis CF, Garrison P
On Friday Afternoon at Diablo Valley College, The Neptune Beach Pearl defeated the Walnut Creek Crawdads 5-1.
Pearl starter Chris Garrison (Western Nevada/ Kentucky) pitched 5 strong innings in his first outing of the summer.
The Crawdads struck first in the Bottom of the 5th inning scoring what would be their only run of the day.
The Pearl answered back right away scoring 3 runs in the Top of the 6th inning. The big blow was an RBI Double by Eddie Sorondo (Delaware State), followed by an RBI Single by Ryan Brockett (Saint Mary's CA).
A 2 RBI single in the Top of the 7th by Kyle Sutherland (Virginia Commonwealth) was all the insurance the Pearl would need as they held on for a 5-1 victory.
The Pearl will have Saturday off and resume play Sunday against the San Francisco Seals @ 5pm @ Laney College in Oakland California.
Note: Schedule Change, Home Games next Tuesday and Wednesday have been changed to Road games. The Pearl's next Home Game will be Tuesday June 14th against the Washington Manor Ports