A bases-loaded walk to Matt Aday given up by Franklin relief pitcher Tyler Blake in the sixth inning forced in Rowdy Tellez and that was the difference as Elk Grove defeated Franklin, 5-4, in a Delta Valley Conference showdown Monday.
Earlier in the inning, Dom Nunez stretched a long single into a double, stole third base and scored on Derek Hill’s single to tie the game at four apiece.
Nunez then came on and earned the save by pitching the seventh inning after Mikey Wright threw a pair of solid innings in relief of starting pitcher Tellez for Elk Grove.
With the win Elk Grove went to 8-4 overall, 2-0 in the DVC. Franklin is 1-1 in the conference and 6-6 overall.