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Calistoga High baseball

The seniors on the Calistoga High baseball team are, top row from left, Alberto Hernandez, Jasper Thienes, David Guzman, bottom row, Ben Fitzpatrick and Flavio Fernandez.

Dave Mosher photo

The Calistoga High baseball team traveled to Covelo and swept Round Valley, 26-9 and 18-1 on May 10 in a couple of games stopped early due to the 10-run mercy rule.

In the first game, the Wildcats scored 17 runs before the Mustangs took their first swings, adding four runs in the second and five more in the fifth to end it.

Leading their 15-hit parade were sophomores Jesus Rojas Mendoza (3 for 5, two triples, three runs) and Adan Rodrigues (3 for 4, three runs). Adding two hits apiece were seniors Flavio Fernandez (2 for 2, four runs) and Alberto Hernandez (2 for 3) and sophomore Marco Lopez (2 for 4, three runs). Also with hits were senior Jasper Thienes (1 for 4, two runs), David Guzman (1 for 3, three runs) and junior Manuel Garcia (1 for 1, three runs). The winning pitcher, senior Ben Fitzpatrick, scored two runs.

The Wildcats led just 5-1 in the nightcap before breaking it open with 13 runs in the third, after which the game was stopped.

Fernandez went 3 for 3 with a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored while Fitzpatrick got his first hits of the day in a big way, going 2 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Also with a pair of hits were Thienes (2 for 2, two runs) and Hernandez (2 for 2, RBI, two runs). Rounding out the hitters were Garcia (1 for 2, two RBIs, two runs), winning pitcher Rodrigues (1 for 2, two RBIs, three runs) and Lopez (1 for 2, RBI, two runs).

Head coach Earl Caruthers said the Wildcats, who finished third in the North Central League III at 5-5 and are 6-9 overall, have applied for a CIF North Coast Section playoff berth. They will find out Sunday whom they will play and where.

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