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HART AND GLOWACKI PROVIDE PUNCH FOR SULTANS

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

SANTANA 7, #4 GROSSMONT 2

Behind the two home runs on the day by Brandon Glowacki and superb pitching from Ben Hart the Sultans were able to knock off the highly ranked Grossmont Foothillers in Santee on Tuesday afternoon.

Santana (7-5 overall, 2-0 GHL) got rolling in the bottom of the first inning when Brandon Glowacki (2-3, 2R, 3 RBI, 2 HR) was able to get a hold of the first pitch he saw and blast it over the center field fence for the 2-run home run. Brandon’s brother Tyler Glowacki (1-3, 2R, RBI) who singled just before also scored on the home run.

Still leading in the top of the third inning it was a bit of déjà vu as Brandon Glowacki again was able to extend the lead as he jacked a leadoff solo homer to make it 3-0.

Ben Hart who started the game for the Sultans was stifling the potent Hillers offense on the day as he shut them down one by one.

Grossmont (8-5, 1-1 GHL) finally broke through with a run in the top of the sixth inning to pull within 3-1 as Isaiah Gomez knocked in James Odom with a single to right field.

However, the Sultans didn’t flinch as they erupted in the bottom of the inning with four runs of their own to extend their lead 7-2.

Tyler Fitzgerald started things by getting hit, a pair of walks to load the bases and Davin Burroughs (1-4, R, RBI) singling to right field to bring home Jared Forster, followed by another walk to Tyler Glowacki to make it 5-1. A couple of batters later Ben Hart (1-2, 2 RBI, 2B) struck the big blow as he raked a ball to center field for a double that scored both Burroughs and Glowacki to give the Sultans a 7-1 lead.

Grossmont would add another run in the top of the seventh to make it 7-2.

For Grossmont taking the loss was Drew Shirvananian who went 5 innings and gave up 5 runs while striking out 5.

Hart meanwhile for Santana tossed all 7 innings while giving up 2 runs and striking out 8 Foothillers.

The two home runs by Brandon Glowacki on the day ties him for third-most in school history and was most recently achieved back in 2011 by Corey Poe against El Cajon Valley and Cody Smith in 2010 against Great Oak (Temecula) and Kyle Hayes in 2010 against University City.

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