Scott’s sixth-inning homer, his first of the season, provided the final run of the game. “I knew I needed to stay focused,” Scott said. “So when I was up there, I was like, ‘I know if he gives me a fastball right now I’m going to just crush it.’ And it just happened.” Saugus (4-11 overall, 2-3 in Foothill League) built the foundation for its win in the fourth inning. Scott hit a sacrifice fly for an RBI, followed by a one-run single from Cruz. In addition to two hits on the afternoon, Cruz also pitched four innings for the Cents and recorded three strikeouts.
Saugus beats Golden Valley 3-0. pic.twitter.com/uNrRUJmjeh— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) March 30, 2017
“We got the one and I almost thought we were going to throw the ball away right there,” Saugus coach John Maggiora said. “But in a situation like that with a three-run lead, make sure you get that first out, but we were lucky enough to get a double play and get out of it.” The Grizzlies extended their losing streak to four after the loss. The Centurions are hoping to keep their energy through spring break. “It definitely pulled us out of our slump,” Scott said. “It came with the focus that we all provided and it was a great win, definitely a confidence booster and we’re going to take this for the rest of the year.”
Cents on the board and leading 2-0 after Austin Scott's sacrifice fly and Brandyn Cruz's RBI single. Here's the sac fly. pic.twitter.com/8FFZWV61vd— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) March 29, 2017