Bishop Diego falls on walk-off single in seventh

Santa Paula scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Bishop Diego 9-8 and create a tied for second place in the Frontier League baseball race.

Both teams have 6-4 records with two games remaining. Bishop plays Fillmore twice next week and Santa Paula faces Santa Clara in a two-game series.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Bishop as it scored five runs in the top of the seventh to rally from an 8-3 deficit. Hank Vanderfin had a RBI single, Sam Kwock drew a walk with the bases load and Jack Gregson cleared the bases with a 3-run double.

Santa Paula scored its winning run on a single, sacrifice, ground out and a single.

Kwock hit a two-run homer in the third ining, and Vanderfin went 3-for-3 and Gregson 3-for-4 for Bishop.

Bishop Diego…003 000 5 — 8 10 4
Santa Paula…004 040 1 — 9 11 0
Vanderfin, Gregson (5), Moulton (5) and Salda; Kohr and Darron. W—Kohr.L—Moulton.
2B—BD: Gregson. HR—BD: Kwock, 3rd, one on.

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