Menlo Park Legends win five in a row to move up in standings


The Menlo Park Legends are in fourth place in the 12-team California Collegiate League after extending their winning streak to five with a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Healdsburg Prune Packers.

Trailing 4-2 after five innings the Legends (23-11, 10-8) scored two in the sixth to tie and one in the seventh to take the lead.

Clayton Casey
The Legends beat the Packers 12-3 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday as Sean Watkins and Jacob Wilcox had three hits and four RBIs apiece. Clayton Casey also had three hits. Tyler Ivey (3-0, 2.04) went seven innings for the win.

Wilcox and Ryan Lefner combined on a seven-hitter in the first game on Saturday as Menlo Park opened the series with a 3-0 win. Wilcox went the first six innings, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out four. Lefner pitched the final three innings, allowed two hits, walked none and struck out two.

After beginning the winning streak with a 14-4 win over the Walnut Creek Crawdads, the Legends rallied from a 6-0 deficit Thursday to defeat the Rally Factory Rock Hounds 12-7. Scott Ota went 3 of 4 out of the No. 9 spot in the batting order and started a six-run, go-ahead third-inning uprising with a leadoff single. Nick Brooks also had three hits, including a double and a home run, and drove in three runs.

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