A Cardinal runner slides into third ahead of the pitch.

Boys advance to second round of CIF playoffs

May 25, 2005
Delgadillo slams out a home run
The Cardinals traveled to La Salle High School in Pasadena Friday for the first round of the Division V CIF playoffs and came home with a 6-3 victory. Mike Cortez threw the entire game for Santa Paula, allowing only four hits and three runs. He struck out five batters. Going into the bottom of the seventh Cortez had a one hitter. La Salle finally found their bats in the last minutes of the game, scoring three runs.The Cards took charge in the first inning, bring in two runs. They brought runs in again in the third and fourth innings.Neither team got anything going again until the seventh. A home run off the bat of Eddie Delgadillo sealed the win for Santa Paula, bring in two runs. Delgadillo came to bat with two out and Anthony Lopez on base.Delgadillo went 3 for 4 for the day with three RBIs and one run. Johnny Carrillo was 2 for 4. He had one RBI on a triple and scored two runs. Mike Cortez went 2 for 4 with an RBI and one run. Sammy Lane went 1 for 3 with one run. Daniel Alamillo was 2 for 4.
Coach Mike Lee was pleased with his teams’ performance Friday. “We were ecstatic,” he said of the win. “They worked very hard to get there and deserved the win. They’ve been playing better and better as the season progressed and this was the first time everything came together. It was nice to see it come to fruition.”The boys were scheduled to play St. Bonaventure in the second round Tuesday afternoon. We’ll have game results from that contest this Friday.

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