The Giants erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the third inning in route to a convincing 9-2 victory over Justin-Siena High School at Moody Field. Redwood started Jack Hake on the hill. Hake pitched three innings, needing only 44 pitches, striking out three.
In the first inning, Sam Warren started things off with a lead-off single. Warren would steal second. Jarod Robinow then laid down a perfect bunt along the first base line, outrunning the defense, landing safely at first. With runners at first and third, a double steal would score Warren from third but Robinow would get thrown out at second (1-0, Redwood).
Justin-Siena fought back with runs in the top of the second and third. The Giants then exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the third. Jake Nordstrom led off with a single to right. Zack Gordon then drew a walk. With runners at first and second, Jarod Robinow laid down another text-book bunt, loading the bases. Jackson Barry was walked, scoring Nordstrom (2-2). Clean up man, Jack Morken, then connected with a bases clearing triple (5-2). Kyle Felder then put the ball in play reaching first base on an error, scoring Morken (6-2). Felder would make his way to third before Haiden Jones singled to right, scoring Felder (7-2). Jacob Klionsky then hit into a fielder’s choice but the Pitcher chose wrong, allowing Jones and Klionsky to land safely on base. After a passed ball, both runners would advance. With runners at second and third, Jake Nordstrom would single home Jones (8-2) and Klionsky would advance to third. Zack Gordon then put the ball in play, scoring Klionsky to wrap up the eight run inning (9-2, Redwood).
Nick Cook and Jeremy Sellier would pitch in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, holding Justin Siena to just one run. The Giants middle relief pitchers only conceded one walk. Ryan Jessen then entered the game in the sixth inning to shut out his opponents for a gritty save. Jessen issued no walks, conceded no runs in a vastly improved outing for the big righty.
The Giants offense stayed hot with contributions throughout their lineup. Warren, Morken, Jones and Nordstrom each had two hits and Jarod Robinow had three hits. Redwood’s pitching staff was effective as well, combining for four strikeouts and conceding only three walks in 118 pitches. Final Score: 9-3
Redwood hosts cross-town rival, Marin Catholic, next Tuesday, April 4th, at Moody Field. First pitch-4:30 p.m.