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PREP BASEBALL

Sweet 16; Whitney nine tops El Camino 7-2 to remain undefeated

Stubborn defense stifles Eagles
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Whitney High’s JR Robinson scattered nine hits and got solid support from his defense to keep El Camino from mounting a comeback for a 7-2 victory in Capital Athletic League play Wednesday. It was the maroon-and-gold’s 16th win against no losses this season.

The Wildcats jumped on the Eagles for five runs in the first and second innings and then stifled any potential rally by the visitors. PJ Floyd opened the bottom of the first inning with a single and came home on Robinson’s double. Trevor Abrams then reached second on an Eagles' error allowing Robinson to score.

In the second inning, Austin Harris led off with a base hit and reached third on back-to-back sacrifice bunts by Chris Schwarz and Brandon Espley. Floyd then brought Harris home with a single, Floyd scored on Josh Little’s hit, and Little came home when Robinson singled and El Camino allowed Little to score on an overthrow at third base.

That put the ‘Cats up 5-0 and sealed the victory.

Robinson finished with four runs batted in and one double. Drew Romo and Jared Roskelley both scored a run.

Robinson pitched six innings and Ben Murphy closed in the seventh. The two combined for five strikeouts

The win improved Whitney to 16-0 and 4-0 in league.

CAL _ Whitney 4-0, Antelope 2-1, El Camino 2-2, Cordova 1-2, Rio Americano 1-2, Mira Loma -3.

Schedule – is at Cordova Friday and hosts Antelope April 17.

WHITNEY 7, EL CAMINO 2

Eagles             0 0 0  0 2 0  0 – 2

Wildcats         2 3 0  0 0 2  x – 7