de Toledo Jaguars vs. Academy of Careers & Exploration Eagle

The De Toledo Jaguars will look to defend their home field on Friday against the Academy of Careers & Exploration Eagle at 1:30 p.m. De Toledo will be hoping to continue their four-game streak of scoring more runs each match than the last.

De Toledo scored the most runs they’ve had all season to find success on Thursday. They were the clear victor by a 15-2 margin over Pacifica Christian/Santa Monica. Considering de Toledo has won four contests by more than five runs this season, Thursday’s blowout was nothing new.

Keller Slotnick made a splash no matter where he played. On the mound, he pitched an inning while giving up no earned runs off one hit (he also didn’t allow any walks). Slotnick was also solid in the batter’s box, scoring two runs and stealing a base while going 1-for-3.

In other pitching news, Zander Friedman tossed a big game, not allowing a single earned run and only two hits while striking out 13 over five innings pitched.

Back at the plate, James Heller was incredible, going 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, and a stolen base. He has been hot recently, having posted at least one stolen base the last three times he’s played. Ben Robitshek was another key contributor, scoring a run while going 2-for-2.

Meanwhile, Academy of Careers & Exploration had to endure a four-game losing streak, but that streak is no more. They blew past Desert 13-1. That looming 13-1 mark stands out as the most commanding margin for Academy of Careers & Exploration yet this season.

Robbie Mazzarese and Zavier Garcia did most of the damage at the plate: Mazzarese scored two runs while going 1-for-1, while Garcia scored a run while going 2-for-2. Another player making a difference was Thomas Koupeny, who scored two runs while going 1-for-1.

De Toledo is on a roll lately: they’ve won six of their last eight games, which provided a nice bump to their 7-5-1 record this season. As for Academy of Careers & Exploration, their victory was their eighth straight at home dating back to last season, which pushed their record up to 3-4.

De Toledo beat Academy of Careers & Exploration 7-2 when the teams last played back in March of 2023. Will de Toledo repeat their success, or does Academy of Careers & Exploration have a new game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

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