Carmel-King City baseball

 All season the Mustangs have flown under the radar.
 Too young to make a title push.
 A pitching staff with little or no experience at this level.
 Well a 10-game winning streak has vaulted King City into a tie for first going into Wednesday's much anticipated meeting with co leading and reigning MTAL champion Carmel.
 We expected Carmel to be in this position.
 I'm not even sure the Mustangs coaching staff saw this coming.
 And it's understandable. King City's rotation includes three sophomores, who have been filthy on the mound in Armando Pina, Jose Arreola and Clay Barbree.
 Support has come at the plate of late as the Mustangs have produced 75 runs in their last six games behind senior Jacob Flores.
 Yet, two more sophomores have been invaluable at the plate in Adrian Pina and Cedy Perez.
 Carmel has been a productive hitting team all season behind John Stivers, Lennie Rodriguez and University of Pacific bound Carter Hayes.
 And in their yard, the Padres have been explosive, averaging nearly 10 runs a game. Then again, their only league loss this spring came at home.
 In fact, both teams' lone league losses have come from Pacific Grove.
 King City is undefeated at home in the MTAL. Carmel is undefeated on the road. Something has to give on Wednesday.
 While pitching was suppose to be a concern for Carmel, the staff has allowed just three earned runs in their last three league games.
 The schedule makers guessed right as these two teams will face each other twice in the final four games of the season.

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