July 14, 2016
As he has done all summer, Ernie De la Trinidad
pummeled the baseball tonight, driving in four runs to lead the Academy Barons to an 11-5 win over the Ventura Halos at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. De la Trinidad, who was one of six Barons to represent the Academy at the CCL All-Star Game last night, was one double short of hitting for the cycle tonight. He had a first inning triple to drive in Keyon Allen
to open the scoring, a solo home run in the fourth and a two-RBI single in the sixth. He also scored three times. For the season, De la Trinidad is the league's leading hitter by average at .450, by runs scored with 28, by hits with 36 and by triples with six. He is second in the league with 21 RBI, five behind the Barons' Martin Teague (Hope Int)
, who, for the second CCL game in a row, took the game off, and, in both cases, De la Trinidad has more than made up for his absence. On Sunday, the last CCL game the Barons played before the all-star break, De la Trinidad led the Barons in Teague's absence with three RBI in a win over the Conejo Oaks. Aaron Cisneros (UC Riverside), Trent Hammond (Illinois)
and Young also performed well in tonight's win for the Academy, each posting two hits, one of Cisneros' being a double. Blake Chiaramonte (Ventura JC)
had two hits and an RBI to lead Ventura, which, with the loss, falls to 11-15 in the league standings, seven and a half games behind the Barons which stand atop the league with a 17-5 record. See the boxscore/recap here.
Also in the CCL today:
Palo Alto, CA
Noah Gotsis (Regis)
pitched seven shutout innings and a trio of Neptune Beach Pearl hitters had multiple-hit games as the Pearl beat the Menlo Park Legends 3-2 today in a CCL North Division matchup at Baylands Park. Gotsis finished with five strikeouts, scattered five hits and allowed no walks to earn the win. Walker Pennington (Texas A&M)
hit a solo home run while John MacLean (Harvard), Andrew Bryniarski (Regis) and Michael Woodworth (Sierra JC)
recorded two hits apiece, Bryniarski's both doubles, to lead the Pearl offense. Sean Watkins
had a double, a single and an RBI to lead the Legends. With the win, Neptune Beach improved its league record to 14-7, good for second place overall in league play and five games better in the loss column than their North Division rivals Legends who stand at 14-12. See the boxscore/recap here.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Today's game between the San Luis Obispo Blues and the Conejo Oaks at Sparky Anderson Field was suspended in the ninth inning due to darkness as the San Luis Obispo were at bat and rallying to try and close an 11-8 deficit to the Oaks. Chad Bible (San Diego State)
had a first-inning home run for the Oaks who took early leads of 3-0, 5-2 and 9-6 only to see the Blues rally back each time. The last rally to determine, perhaps, the game's final outcome will have to wait to be completed until the next time the two teams meet again. Today's game will be resumed from the spot it was suspended, the Blues at bat trailing 11-8 with a runner on, before the previously scheduled game between the Oaks and Blues Tuesday in San Luis Obispo. (*Note: The Rules of Baseball state that if a game is suspended and the same two teams do not meet at the same location during the remainder of the season, then the suspended game is to be resumed at the visiting team's location.)
The boxscore/recap of this game will be available upon its completion on Tuesday.