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Crafty Cota pitches Yucaipa over Fontana A.B. Miller

Thursday, April 15th, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – He doesn’t blow the ball by batters. He doesn’t over power batters with great breaking pitches. He doesn’t leave batters feeling in awe. But what Pedro Cota does very well is this: He wins.

And the Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels will a test to that after dropping a 7-2 decision to the senior right-hander and the Yucaipa Thunderbirds, Wednesday, in Citrus Belt League play.

“He’s a good, crafty pitcher,” said Rebels Head Coach, Frank Martinez. “He kept us off balance and threw strikes. We talked about his off speed pitches and change ups, and staying back and the hitting the ball the other way and not trying to pull the ball. (But) that Cota kid is a real good pitcher.”

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