Stevenson-Greenfield baseball

 No doubt, beating Carmel in its Mission Trail Athletic League opener was a signature win for the Bruins -- in part because the program was 0-36 lifetime against the reigning league champs.
 Duplicating the feat 48 hours later, however, was a statement for a program that truly believes it can contend for supremacy in a balanced league
 This has been a process that Bruins coach Ray Green has been building, getting players to dedicate themselves to being a part of the solution.
 But it's just two games into an 18 game season. Now comes another pop quiz as Greenfield will visit undefeated Stevenson.
 A late start has not hurt the Pirates, who have outscored their first two opponents 22-0 behind hot hitting Daniel Garrett and slugger Andrew Prince, who has driven in five runs.
 Prince also tossed a gem in Stevenson's last game while Taylor Balestrieri-Jennings recorded 10 strikeouts in a season opening win over Marina.
 Greenfield has manufactured runs in league play, while relying on the pitching of JJ Rodriguez and Tony Castro.
 The Bruins strong start shouldn't be a complete shock. They challenged for a playoff spot last year before dropping two of their final three MTAL games.
 And Greenfield is battle tested this spring, having been involved in three straight games decided by one run.

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