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Baseball team achieves victory over Homestead after long battle

Baseball has no time clock. Theoretically, a game could go on forever.
In a March 19 game, the Falcons may have wondered how long the game could go on as they battled Homestead 3-3 in the 12th inning when the game was suspended because of darkness.
The game continued at home on March 21, but the outcome was shortly decided when senior outfielder Davis Berryhill hit the game-winning home run. 
The team’s defense, with senior Tyler Plesse starting pitching, was strong.
“Plesse was huge for us shutting them down in the extra innings,” said senior pitcher Adrian Fong.
After a 15-minute break, their next game against Homestead began and the Falcons won 5-0.
“We carried the momentum right into our second game where we won behind [Plesse’s] pitching again,” Fong said.
Homestead’s starting pitcher was a sophomore with a lot of talent according to Fong, but was “rattled” easily.
“He started walking guys and threw the ball into center field when he picked off,” said Fong.
After the two successful games against Homestead, the Falcons are 2-2 in league. They lost their first two games against Palo Alto on March 12 and 14 after being 5-0 in the preseason.
With the loss of key players such as class of 2013 alumni Stevie Berman and Kyle Dozier, who helped carry the team into a De Anza League championship, the Falcons are trying to adapt.
“We all know we each need to step it up and fill their shoes as a team,” Fong said. “We don’t have any one person to take their place, but we all try to help out in our own ways.”
The team faced off against Wilcox on March 26, where they lost (12-2).
The team, with a 2-3 record as of March 28, is doing worse than last season when they began 4-0, but still aim to compete for the league championship. 
 
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