July 5, 2016
During the first month of this season the Academy Barons offense was racking up double digit hit totals and pounding teams into submission en route to the top spot in the CCL, but as the second month of the season got underway tonight at their home field it was the hitters of the Orange County Riptide that did the pounding, beating the Barons 13-4 at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. The Orange County offense racked up 18 hits against the Barons with Chris Prescott (Michigan)
, three hits including a home run and double; Andrew Carrillo (Chico State)
three hits; Dillon Kelley (Chico State)
three hits; and Griffin Barnes (Grand Canyon)
three RBI, leading the way. Orange County's pitchers had a good day too. Starter Tannery Murphey
had nine strikeouts in five innings to earn the win, and three relievers Sean Wymer (TCU), Austin Boyles (TCU) and Aaron Pinto (Stoneybrook)
pitched one-hit, shutout ball over the final four innings. See the boxscore/recap here.
Also in the CCL today:
San Luis Obispo, CA
Billy Wilson (Loyola Marymount)
hit his fifth home run of the summer and his first triple, and his college teammate Jamey Smart (Loyola Marymount)
had five hits in six at bats and four RBI to lead the Healdsburg Prune Packers to a 14-3 thrashing of the San Luis Obispo Blues tonight at Sinsheimer Park. Healdsburg's offense, which totaled 19 hits tonight, had four hitters with three or more hits, and Wilson and Jake Sheiner (Santa Rosa JC)
each scored three times as well. Jake Steffens (Santa Clara)
pitched five innings in the starter's role, earning the win while striking out four, and was followed by Alec Rennard
who recorded four strikeouts in two innings of relief. Korey Anderson (Western Carolina)
was saddled with the loss after allowing five runs on 11 hits in five innings, despite striking out eight. See the boxscore/recap here.
Long Beach, CA
Max Weinstein (Cal Lutheran)
stayed hot at the plate, collecting three or more hits for the third consecutive game, and Chad Spanberger (Arkansas)
homered for the second straight game as the Conejo Oaks beat the Long Beach Legends tonight 9-5 at Long Beach City College. Weinstein, who has 11 hits in his last 15 at bats, went three-for-five tonight with a triple and two RBI and, in total, four of the Oaks hitters had multiple hit games and seven drove in at least one run. Cody Thompson (San Diego State)
started on the mound for Conejo and struck out seven in five innings. Oliver Jackson (Colorado State)
had a solo home run for the Legends. See the boxscore/recap here.
La Mirada, CA
The Southern California Catch and the Ventura Halos exchanged shutouts today in a doubleheader at Biola University, the Catch winning the first game 4-0 and the Halos winning the second 3-0. Zac Filos (Riverside CC)
pitched a complete game shutout (seven innings) for the Catch in the opener, scattering four hits and striking out three, and the Catch's three runs in the first inning, on RBI singles by Caleb Potter (West Virginia) and Evan Sandmann (Dallas Baptist)
and a sacrifice fly by Zach Malis (Grand Canyon)
proved to be plenty enough offense. See the boxscore/recap here.
In the second game, the Catch outhit the Halos 11 to 10, but they also left more men on base, 14 to 12, as the Halos turned the table and shutout the Catch 3-0. Drew Van Winkle (Lamar)
started on the mound for Ventura and pitched around eight hits in five innings to hold the Catch scoreless, stranding seven Catch baserunners in the process. Cody Phillips (Princeton), Joseph Moran (Oklahoma Baptist), Chaneng Varela (Lamar) and Adisson Pelupessy
each had two hits for the Halos, while Josh Rojas (Hawaii) and Nate Pecota (William Jewel)
each had three hits for the Catch. See the boxscore/recap here.
Noah Gotsis (Regis)
struck out seven over six scoreless innings and his teammate from college Andrew Bryniarski (Regis)
had a double and two RBI to lead the Neptune Beach Pearl to a 5-0 win over the Walnut Creek Crawdads tonight at Laney College. Both teams only managed four hits apiece for the game and only Baylor Rowlett (Oklahoma State)
managed two. Rory D'Alleva-Keane (UC Santa Barbara)
picked up seven strikeouts over six innings in a losing cause. See the boxscore/recap here.