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Corrales Bats .500 as Seer but He’s Still a Hit

After driving in two runs in a 7-3 loss to Kennedy last week, San Fernando designated-hitter Bobby Corrales was moved into the cleanup position for Monday’s game against Granada Hills. After grounding out in his first at-bat, Corrales told a reporter before his second plate appearance that a single was in the offing.

“Base hit,” Corrales quipped, “right up the middle.”

Corrales delivered as promised.

In his third at-bat, with the bases loaded and San Fernando trailing, 1-0, he was a bit more modest.

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“Only a sacrifice fly,” he predicted. “We have to get a run home.”

Corrales got his fly ball all right--right over the fence in left-center for a grand slam. San Fernando scored three more runs--two were driven in on a sixth-inning single by Corrales--and won, 7-5.

“Sac fly, huh?” Coach Steve Marden said with a laugh as he looked at the 310 sign on the left-field fence at Granada Hills. “Well, you hit a sac fly to left here and sometimes you touch all four.”

Corrales, who moved into the lineup last month, is 10 for 29 with 11 runs batted in. Five times this season Corrales has batted with runners on third base and two out, and four times he has driven in a run.

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