The So Cal Shepherds scored nine runs in final two innings to defeat the East Los Angeles Dodgers, 13-10, in a Best of the West League wild card game.
Noe Novella was saddled with the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on five hits.
Novella went three innings, issuing three walks and striking out one SCS batter.
Drew Salyers singled, tripled, scored and drove in four runs.
Raul Soto Romero walked twice, singled, doubled, scored three runs and had two RBIs.
Alex Laureano singled twice and drove in a pair of runs.
Shane Poe walked, singled, scored three runs and had one RBI.
Jackson LoBianco and Samuel Rudd singled and scored one run apiece.
Rhett Stein walked twice, had two singles and scored a pair of runs.
Brendan Coffindaffer walked, singled, scored and drove in two.
Charlie Pierce walked and scored.
The Dodgers got five runs off Ritter Steinmann and Cameron Kelly.
Steinmann went six innings, allowing six hits, walked three and struck out five.
Kelly surrendered five hits, walked three and struck out one in three innings.
Juan Guardado homered and drove in three.
Antonio Gomez doubled, tripled, scored a pair of runs and had four RBIs.
AJ Ortiz walked, doubled and scored a pair of runs.
Alex Sardina walked, singled twice, scored and had one RBI.
Daniel Santos walked three times, singled twice, scored and drove in one.
Dylan Schumacher singled and scored, and Matt Flaharty scored and had an RBI.
Alex Loera walked, singled and scored.
Up next: The Shepherds will face the top-seeded VC Pirates tonight at Cal Poly Pomona.
The first pitch is set for 6.
In the other BOTW playoff game, the Arroyo Seco Sentinels face off with the Inland Valley Pirates at 1.
Win: Cameron Kelly
Loss: Noe Novella
HR: Juan Guardado (Dodgers)
3B: Drew Salyers (SCS); Antonio Gomez (Dodgers)
2B: Raul Soto Romero (SCS); Antonio Gomez (Dodgers), AJ Ortiz (Dodgers)
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