4/3: The frosh Giants broke out the bats early and cruised to a 10-2 win over San Marin on Tuesday at Endriss Field. Ben Cohen started on the mound and was dominant, striking out 11 Mustangs in his 5 and 1/3 innings of work.
The Giants got things rolling straight away in the bottom of the first. Charlie Ginsburg led off with a line drive single to center. Cohen followed with a perfectly executed hit and run ground ball single to right, with Ginsburg taking third and Cohen alertly taking second when the right fielder’s throw to third sailed over the cutoff man. Sam McIntosh and Ethan Crawford followed with RBI singles, and at the end of the first the Giants were up 2-0.
After Cohen set the Mustangs down in order in the top of the second, J.T. Dyer led off the bottom half with a sharp single to left. After Dyer stole second, Bodie Jehling brought him home with a double down the right field line. Cohen then drove one deep up the left-center gap for a double to score Jehling. After McIntosh was hit by a pitch, Crawford doubled to left center to plate Cohen and McIntosh and give the Giants a 6-0 lead after two innings.
The Giants had given Cohen a big lead, but he didn’t really need it, as he overpowered the Mustang hitters with his fastball and yielded only a pair of unearned runs. The Giants scored single runs in the third and fourth innings on an RBI single by Asher Jacobs and a sacrifice fly by Crawford.
The Giants closed out the day’s scoring with an RBI single by Ginsburg to score Thomas Johnson and a bases loaded walk to Jack Watson. Ginsburg, Cohen, Crawford and Dyer all had multiple hit days for the Giants. Crawford led the Giants with three RBIs.
Mikey Bender came on in relief of Cohen and made quick work of the Mustangs in the sixth and seventh innings, ending the game with a nicely turned 1-6-3 double play.
Quick turnaround for the frosh with their next game at Novato on Wednesday at 4:30 PM.