Sunday was a great day for Ray Hernandez, as he hit two home runs to carry the Salina Stockade (7-9) to an 18-9 victory over the Santa Fe Fuego (4-15) at Fort Marcy Park.
Hernandez racked up six RBIs on four hits for the Salina Stockade. He homered in the third and fifth innings and singled in the first and seventh innings.
Each team blasted the others pitching, and there were 27 total runs and 38 hits during the game. Both bullpens were busy with seven pitchers used in the game as the skippers of both squads tried to finish it off.
The Salina Stockade ran up the score, scoring runs at will until the final out. The Salina Stockade scored three runs in the final three innings to cap the blowout win. The Salina Stockade scored seven runs in the fifth on the Salina Stockade scored in the fifth on a solo home run by Hernandez, a single by Steven Longo, an error, a groundout by Morgan Blatnik, a three-run single by Mike Rachun, and an error.
Kevin Delzell struck out six, paving the way for a the Salina Stockade win. Delzell allowed no earned runs, seven hits and no walks over six innings.
Zack Carter (0-2) took the loss for the Santa Fe Fuego. He allowed eight runs in four innings, walked three and struck out one.
The Salina Stockade easily handled the Santa Fe Fuego pitching as six hitters combined for 20 hits, 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored.