The Portage Padres are sitting in the top spot of the Santa Clara Baseball League standings.

With three games left in the regular season, the Padres hold a record of 5-1-1 and have been victorious in their last four contests. Their last game was an 11-2 win over the Austin A's, and infielder Robbie Moar says the key to that one was pitching.

"(Chris) Reykdal starting pitching but got hurt pretty early, so Joey Moffatt came in and threw really well for us," Moar explains. "Austin has a really good pitcher too but we got to him pretty early and got some runs in the first. Joey locked it down after that."

Despite the win streak, Portage has had its fair share of challenges to overcome in the last few weeks. Moar says multiple games of theirs had to be rescheduled or played in less than ideal conditions. The infielder talks about the difficulties that situation presented.

"We getting back into the groove but it was tough. Guys get a little rusty, and when you're not batting all the time, it can be tough at the plate," says Moar. "We're doing well battling through it and finding ways to get wins. We've had some guys step up like Tyler Butler, who has been hitting really well."

Moar notes they've started to put everything together and adds with just three games left in the regular season, he believes they are hitting their stride at the perfect time.

"Our pitching is there, and our hitting is there. If we just play good defence, we're pretty tough to beat. If we can continue doing the fundamentals, we'll be good," Moar continues. "Looking forward to finishing the year off well, and then playoffs, and maybe even provincials. We have some baseball left to play but we're playing well right now."

The Padres will be back on the diamond on Monday, July 4 as they welcome the Plumas Pirates to town.