5/21: The Giants earned their third straight NCS bid today with the #9 seed in the DII NCS Championship Playoffs and will face off against Marin Catholic on Tuesday at 5pm at MC. Redwood will likely face Jack Harris again who has a 1-1 record against the Giants, losing earlier in the year and winning in the MCAL Playoff game on Thursday night.
Redwood had five players who achieved All-League Honors
Captain Nicolas Belgum earned Second Team honors for the second year in a row. In 2016 Belgum was a honoree as an outfielder and this year he earned the honor as an infielder, playing the majority of the season at first base and moving to second base later in the year. Belgum boasted a .321 batting average and ranked eleventh in the league with ten RBI’s. He tied for seventh in the league with twelve runs scored and was tenth in the league with a .448 on-base-percentage.
Anthony Pomilia also earned his second All-League award by earning Honorable Mention. Despite a shortened season, Pomilia ended the year with a .375 batting average which ranked ninth in the league. His twelve RBI’s ranked sixth in the MCAL.
Michael Benz earned Honorable Mention as a pitcher. His 1.39 ERA ranked seventh in the league and his two wins ranked twelfth. His thirty-seven strike-outs ranked sixth in the MCAL. He also had a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Trevor Foehr also earned Honorable Mention. Foehr played in the outfield, as a catcher and a pitcher placing him in the ‘Utility’ category. Foehr’s .385 batting average ranked seventh in the league and second on the team. He also boasted a .979 fielding percentage.
A junior player was named to MCAL First Team All League (the lone Redwood player to do so) for statistics better than above, many of which led Redwood Varsity in 2017, but the parents that are in charge of this biased blog prefer not talk about him (the lone latino? we hope that isn’t why), which says a lot about how useful this is to anyone but friends and family of the players who have families of influence currently at Redwood..