WIN or LOSE - The Last Game is the Hardest
El Dorado closed its season on a winning note Wednesday night at the NBC World Series, beating Action Baseball of Austin, Texas, 6-1.
The Broncos used nine different pitchers. The win went to Ryan Bailey, who pitched the second inning. Bailey, who pitched a 1-2-3 inning, finishes with six wins and no losses.
El Dorado struck in the first inning with four hits after two outs. Tyler Sutherland singled and scored on Kyle Love's triple. Brandon Cuddy singled in Love. Adam Brown walked and Mark Quinby singled in Cuddy.
The Broncos added two in the third. Love singled and Cuddy doubled. Brown's infield out drove in Love, and Cuddy scored on a wild pitch.
Of the five RBI's, four came with two outs.
The Broncos wind up 31-18
An oddity of the game came before it began. The team that travels the furtherest gets to call in the coin toss. The Texas team won the toss and eledcted to be the home team. NBC director Kevin Jenks asked for the lineups, but the Texas manager said he left it in the dugout. Jenks then reminded him of the new rule that says the lineups must be ready at the coin toss. As a result, the Texas team was ruled to be the visitor and since Chad Gerwick of the Broncos had his lineup, El Dorado would be the home team.
Fans can thank our stat man Gary Karr for all his hard work during the season and sending us the stats to post
The Broncos want to thank everyone for their support this season. We had a great year, great group of players, and some fun along the way. Can't ask for anymore than that!
Host parents are the unsung hero's along with all the volunteers who work tirelessly all year to raise the necessary funds. Thank you to all our sponsors and our fans. This program is a success because of all of you!
We look forward to the 2017 season!!