By Ray Keyzers/Garden Grove Journal
What does it take to beat the La Quinta Aztecs, who have been dominating Garden Grove League baseball since Bill Clinton was in the White House?
Sometimes you just have to be perfect.
Jordan Geiger was perfect Friday at Demarest Field in Westminster, allowing no base runners as the Argonauts defeated the league-leading Aztecs 2-0 to further tighten the GG race. Grove’s win moved the red-and-white to within a game of the lead, shared by LQ and Rancho Alamitos, both 9-2.
The Argonauts win makes next week’s LQ-RA series on Tuesday and Thursday all the more important.
Ben Vo pitched well for the Aztecs throughout, giving up just five hits. But he yielded the deciding runs in the top of the fourth. Matt Lawson led off with a double, and Geiger helped his own cause by doubling to right, scoring Lawson.
Two outs later, with Geiger on third, Vo tried to pick the baserunner off, and the ball got away from the third baseman allowing Geiger to score. The Aztecs committed four errors in the contest.
Not only was Geiger perfect in winning his fourth game against no losses, he did it quickly, throwing 78 pitches, striking out seven and finishing the whole thing up in just one hour and 45 minutes.
Vo’s record dropped to 4-1.
The Argos close out the league season with two against Los Amigos this week and two against Santiago May 11 and 13.
La Quinta takes on Santiago for two before heading into the climactic series with the Vaqueros.