It’s safe to say the Ben?Bolt-Palito Blanco Badgers are on a streak.
They totaled 22 hits in a 20-11 dismantling of the La Villa Cardinals on the road Tuesday night to move one step closer to claiming at least a share of the District 32-A championship.
Their performance at the plate is the latest in a string of double-digit hit totals.
Against Benavides Friday night, the Badgers had 20 hits. They came back Saturday and totaled 19 hits in an 18-4 win against Bruni.
Against La Villa, the Badgers used their offensive surge to score five runs in the second and 10 in the fifth. Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco was close to ending the game early on the 10-run mercy run in the fifth, but an error allowed La Villa back in the game.
The game went the full seven innings.
Frank Galvan was the winning pitcher. He went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 while giving up a walk.
Gilbert Garcia led the Badgers at the plate. He went 4-for-5 with a home run.
Robert Guzman was also 4-for-5. Nick Ramirez was 3-for-5 and Sevey Palacios was 2-for-5.
A handful of the Badgers’ line-up has been hot at the plate through their last three games. Before Tuesday’s game, Guzman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Benavides and 4-for-4 with four RBIs against Bruni. Garcia was 4-for-5 with seven RBIs against Benavides and 3-for-3 with three RBIs against Bruni. Galvan was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in each game.
The Badgers improved to 10-1 and remained in a tie for first place with Benavides.
The two teams split their games in district, so if they finish the regular season tied, Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco coach Frank Galvan said the two teams will likely meet in a district playoff game to determine which team enters the postseason as the top season.
Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ends it’s regular season at home Thursday against the Agua Dulce Longhorns. Game time is 4:30 p.m.