It may not have been pretty, but Estacada got the job done.
The Rangers rallied five runs in the sixth inning to come away with the 7-3 victory over Corbett on Monday afternoon to stay in the hunt for a Tri-Valley Conference title.
Despite the win, Estacada head coach Andrew Higgins is expecting a better effort from his guys with the postseason looming.
"If we make physical errors, I will take that all day. But if we are doing things like not hitting our cuts and not running hard though bases, those things are tough to swallow as a coach," Higgins said. "I'll take the blame for it. At the end of the day, I am the one that needs to get these kids ready...Luckily, we've played well enough to keep ourselves in position to win league."
Saying it has been a rough season for the Corbett baseball squad would be an understatement. The Cardinals have yet to win a conference game this season and they have struggled to stay competitive in most of their contests. But Corbett head coach Josh Delafield was pleased with his team's ability to hang with a team of Estacada's caliber.
"We have been trying all year to stay competitive in the moment. Today was our best example of doing that and not letting things effect them," Delafield said.
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