3/02/23: Jack Gurley continued his early-season dominance on the mound in Redwood’s 3-0 victory over the visiting Petaluma Trojans. Gurley was highly efficient, tossing a complete game two-hitter on just 73 pitches.
Redwood was able to push 3 runs across the plate with a combination of small-ball tactics and speed on the basepaths. In the first inning, Carter Capobianco reached on an infield single to shortstop, and stole second on the next pitch. TJ Beck singled sharply to left to drive Capobianco in and put Redwood on the board.
The second inning for Redwood started up a similar path, as Jordan Kimball reached on an infield single to short and immediately stole second base. Kimball was running again on the next pitch and never slowed down – Kiran Murray dropped a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher, and Kimball scored all the way from second when Petaluma opted for the out at first and was unable to relay to home in time to get the speedy Kimball.
In the fifth inning, Cabobianco hit another infield single, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. TJ Beck dropped a bunt down the third base line and reached on a error, Petaluma’s only miscue of the day. Capobianco came in to score on the errant throw, closing out the scoring for the day.
But this was Gurley’s game. The tall right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA this season, having thrown 15 innings across three starts while allowing just three hits and two walks. His next opportunity should come next week as Redwood JV starts their MCAL slate with a home-and-away against San Marin.