2/23: After dropping a twelve-pack of runs against Saint Ignatius. on Thursday, the Freshman Giants did one better, posting a baker’s dozen on the road against the Dublin Gaels today. Despite being ahead 11-1 after four innings, Dublin does not have a ‘Mercy Rule’ so the teams battled for seven innings. Redwood would end the day with thirteen runs, eight hits, and were flawless in the field as they had no errors. Conversely, the Gaels had some issues navigating their own field as they ended with five errors on the day.
The Giants used three pitchers with starting pitcher Kent Goodman pitching the first two innings, giving up just one run on two hits while fanning four. Cole McGowan got the bulk of the load, pitching four strong innings, giving up just one hit and striking out six. Lucas Atherton closed it out, giving up just one hit, striking out 2. Together, they combined for twelve strike-outs.
At the plate, Redwood bats remained hot with six Giants getting hits, and what seems to have become a theme this year, three Giants were hit, taking a free pass (Connor Yang, Jack Piediscalzi, Matthew Jessen). Connor Yang and Zach Johnson each had a hit while Charlie Welch, Tyler Blair and Luca Bove contributed two hits apiece to the Giants total. Bove belted a triple, his second in two games. Bove and Johnson led the team with three RBI’s each, on the day.
“This is the team I knew I had from day one. Excellent pitching, timely hitting and zero errors”, Head Coach Taber Watson said after the game, “We’re going to be a hard team to beat.”
The Giants will start their MCAL campaign on Monday when they host Novato at Endriss field at 3:30pm.