Varsity Giants Lose Under the Lights

4/25:  The Varsity Giants lost a heartbreaker under the lights by way of a seventh inning walk-off sacrifice fly by the San Rafael Bulldogs.  Zack Tonnerre got the start for Redwood and gave up just one earned run in 2 2/3 innings of work, on one hit while striking out two.  Michael Benz came in with two outs in the bottom of the third and would take a tough loss, after giving up just one earned run on four hits, while striking out six.

In usual fashion, the Giants drew first blood on the top of the first inning when Dane Goodman led off the game with seven pitch walk,  Josh Cohen sent Goodman to second on a sacrifice bunt and Nicolas Belgum plated Goodman with a single to left but Belgum was thrown out trying to advance to second.  With two outs, Anthony Pomilia doubled to center, Luke Zlatunich walked and Aubrey Sine wore a 3-2 fastball to load the bases.  Genki LeClair singled to left, scoring Pomilia.  As the left fielder set to throw the ball in, Luke Zlatunich rounded third and headed home.  A perfect throw to the plate nabbed Zlatunich at home, ending the top of the inning with the Giants up 2-0.

Tonnerre walked the first batter he faced in the bottom of the third, but battery-mate Mackie Skall sent the pinch runner back to the dugout on a perfect thrown to Anthony Pomilia who dropped a great tag on an attempted steal,  After a ground-out and another walk, Tonnerre was lifted for Michael Benz.  Benz gave up a single, giving up a run but picked off the runner at second to end the inning with the Giants up  2-1 after three.

The Giants went down in order in the top of the fourth and San Rafael tied the game on two hits and a fielder’s choice taking the game to the top of the fifth, knotted 2-2.

Pascal Brassey led off the top of the fifth with a single and Dane Goodman sent Brassey to third on a single to right.  With the Giants threatening, San Rafael came in with their ace, Angelo Zorn.  Goodman stole second and Josh Cohen watched a 2-2 curveball bounce to the backstop, scoring Brassey and advancing Goodman to third.  Nicolas Belgum walked and with runners on first and third, Anthony Pomilia grounded out and in a bizarre double-play, Dane Goodman was also called out at the plate as the umpire ruled that Pomilia was outside of the baseline, impeding the throw from the first baseman.  San Rafael answered with a run in the bottom of the frame after two Giants errors, taking the game to the top of the six with the score 3-3.

Luke Zlatunich led off the sixth with a bomb to center that bounded to home plate of the softball field and stood on third with no outs.  Two ground outs and a strike out would follow, leaving Zlatunich stranded at third.  Another Giants fielding error put the Bulldogs lead-off batter on first, but Benz sent the next three batters he faced down on strike-outs, taking the game to the top of the seventh tied 3-3.

Pascal Brassey led off the top of the seventh with a double to left but got caught off the bag and Zorn closed out the inning with a strike out and a grounder back to the mound, after Zorn tossed the ball to first for the third out he screamed “Let’s Go!’ as he sprinted back to the dugout.  Benz struck out the lead off batter to face Zorn with one out.  Angelo laced a double down the line.  After an intentional walk to the next batter, both runners stole on a 0-1 pitch, putting them on second and third.  With the count 0-2, a short fly ball was caught for the second out of the inning but on the exchange, the ball was dropped and Zorn crossed the plate to the cheers of the San Rafael crowd.

Dane Goodman, Nicolas Belgum and Genki LeClair each had a hit with Pomilia, Zlatunich and Brassey each tallying two hits each for the Giants.  The Giants out-hit the Bulldogs nine to five, but the Bulldogs were better in the field as they committed just one error to the Giants four.

The Giants are at home on Friday where they will face the Terra Linda Trojans at 4:30.  Terra Linda is riding a three-game winning streak, taking down Branson, Marin Catholic and Novato in their last three games.

Varsity Giants Win Big Over Novato

4/21:  The Varsity Giants put another notch in the win column with a 11-1 victory against the Novato Hornets.  Blake Cusick earned his firs win of the season, pitching 4 2/3 innings, giving up the lone Hornet run in the first inning.

In usual fashion, the Giants came out swinging and scored two runs to start the game, highlighted by a one-out single by Josh Cohen that was followed by two consecutive walks to Nicolas Belgum and Anthony Pomilia to load the bases.  Luke Zlatunich knocked Cohen home on a sacrifice fly to center.  Belgum scored two pitches later on a passed ball and after Novato scored their lone run in the bottom of the inning, the Giants were up 2-1, the closest the game would ever be.

After a quiet second inning, Dane Goodman led off the top of the third with a single to right.  Josh Cohen would bang his second hit of the day, putting runners on first and second with no outs.  Belgum advanced the runners on a deep drive to center.  Anthony Pomilia and Luke Zlatunich belted back-to-back doubles clearing the bases, and Zlatunich would score on a sacrifice fly by Genki LeClair.  Aubrey Sine reached base on a fielders choice and scored after Mackie Skall reached base on an error.  The inning was punctuated with a single by Pascal Brassey but ended on a line drive to center with the Giants up 7-1.  Cusick sent the Hornets down in the bottom of the third, and duplicated the feat in the bottom of the fourth.

Zlatunich led off the top of the fifth with a walk.  After a strike out, Genki LeClair walked putting runners on first and second.  Both would advance on a  wild pitch and advance again on a passed ball.  Mackie Skall then ripped a line drive right at the shortstop, a ball that probably should have been caught but was hit so hard it bounded off of his glove and was scored as an error, scoring LeClair, putting the Giants up 9-1.  Brassey and Goodman would follow with back-to-back singles, scoring Riley Marsh who relieved Skall as a pinch runner.  Brassey scored on an unfortunate balk and the half inning would end with the Giants up 11-1.  After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the inning, Cusick gave up a walk and was lifted for Trevor Foehr.  Foehr gave up a single but ended the inning with a strike out.

The Giants didn’t threaten in the top of the sixth and Foehr faced just four batters in the bottom of the inning, sending the game to the top of the seventh with the Giants up 11-1.

Gregory Block led off the top of the seventh with a hard ground out to first and Josh Katz smoked the first pitch he saw to left for a single.  Andreas Gleckman sent Katz to second on a hard hit grounder to second and the Giants threat ended when Drew Jack roped a ground out to short.

Michael Benz came in to close out the game and stuck out all three batters he faced, needing just thirteen pitches to end the game.

Anthony Pomilia, Luke Zlatunich, and Josh Katz had hits, with Dane Goodman, Josh Cohen, and Pascal Brassey adding two hits each to the Giants nine-hit assault.

The Giants are on the road on Tuesday night, under the lights at Albert Park against San Rafael.  San Rafael is riding a three game winning streak and is fighting for a play-off spot with a 5-5 MCAL conference record.

San Marin Win Again Over Varsity Giants 3-1

4/20:  The Giants came into the game ranked by the San Francisco Chronicle as the tenth best High School Baseball team in the Bay Area, and moved their National Ranking to 1,328.  Redwood suffered a black eye when San Marin beat them in the MCAL opener.  Since that time, Redwood has won all eight of their contests while San Marin has won just three more games and ranks 5,139 in the Nation.

In usual fashion, the Giants threatened early as Dane Goodman led off the game with a single, but in unusual fashion, the Giants would be sent out to their positions in the field without scoring a run in the first inning.

Redwood starting pitcher Zack Tonnerre held San Marin to just three hits.  San Marin starter Jason Franks also held the Giants to three hits.  Both pitchers yielded just one earned run between them, but it would be a costly Giants fielding error would send two Mustangs across the plate in the bottom of the second inning, putting them up 3-0.  The Giants would end up committing three errors on the day.

Genki LeClair reached on an error to lead off the top of the third inning for Redwood and would advance to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mackie Skall.  Skall would end the day with three plate appearances without an at-bat, as he dropped two prefect sacrifice bunts and walked his last time up.  Pascal Brassey sent LeClair to third on a ground out to the right side of the infield.  Dane Goodman sent LeClair home on a grounder that was misplayed by the shortstop.  After two and a half innings, both teams had committed two errors apiece, and Redwood’s lone run came without getting a hit.

With the Mustangs up 3-1, Tonnerre would shut down the Mustangs for the rest of the game.  The Giants bats went silent, despite a single to lead off the top of the fifth by Genki LeClair and another single to lead off the top of the seventh by Aubrey Sine.

Tonnerre took a tough loss, striking out three while walking two in six complete innings of work.

The Giants hope to turn the tide and get back to their winning ways as they are on the road again tomorrow, as they face Novato at 4:30.

 

Explosive First Inning Sets the Tone for Varsity Win Against Branson

4/18:  The Varsity Giants ended the first half of the MCAL season, earning their eight consecutive win and did it with an epic first inning.  Starting Redwood pitcher Zack Tonnerre sent the Bulldogs down in order in the top of the first.  Dane Goodman led off the bottom of the inning roping the first pitch he saw up the middle.  Josh Cohen would duplicate the feat, lacing the first pitch he saw up the middle, sending Goodman to third.  Two pitches, two Redwood hits.  Nicolas Belgum worked the count and laced a 3-1 fastball to center, scoring Goodman.  Anthony Pomilia then crushed the first pitch he saw, resulting in a double, scoring Cohen and Belgum, putting the Giants up 3-0, after only eight pitches.  After a strike out, Aubrey Sine sent Pomilia to third on a deep sacrifice fly to center.  Michael Connors sent Pomilia home with a single to left.  Mackie Skall then singled, and Pascal Brassey singled, loading the bases while tallying the Giants seventh hit of the inning.  A ground-out ended the inning with the Giants leading the Bulldogs 4-0.

The first three Branson batters’ fate in the top of the second would be determined by Tonnerre as he sandwiched a walk between two strike outs.  Mackie Skall had a shot at ending the inning on a steal of second, but had to work his throw around the batter who leaned across the plate.  After being questioned by Head Coach Mike Firenzi, the plate umpire concluded that the batter did not intentionally get in the way of the throw, putting a runner in scoring position.  Tonnerre induced a routine grounder that would seem to end the inning, but an errant throw sent Branson’s first run of the game across the plate.  The top of inning would end on a fly-out to Josh Cohen with the Giants up 4-1.  After securing the final out of the top of the inning, Cohen led off the bottom of the frame with a double to left.  Nicolas Belgum then walked and Anthony Pomilia singled, scoring Cohen for his third RBI of the game.  Luke Zlatunich roped a deep drive to center, scoring Belgum, putting the Giants up 6-1 going into the top of the third.

Another Giants blunder in the field put a runner on base and after a walk the runner would be standing on third with one out.  Tonnerre was lifted for Trevor Foehr after getting seven outs four on strike-outs.  The second Bulldogs run would cross the plate on a fielders choice.  Foehr would strike out the last batter of the inning.  Mackie Skall led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and was lifted for the speedy Riley Marsh.  Marsh advanced to second on a wild pitch and Dane Goodman hit a single to short, sending Marsh home on an errant throw to first that he would have easily beat out.  Nicolas Belgum followed with a single but the Giants threat would end there on a line drive to second.  After three full innings, the Giants had the lead 7-2, with a goose egg in the hit column for the Bulldogs.

Foehr would need just six pitches to get through the top of the fourth and the Giants went down in order in the bottom of the inning.  A lead-off walk would end up scoring for Branson, and after giving two hits, a couple of runs and another walk, Foehr was lifted for Michael Benz with the score 7-3 and the bases loaded.  The inning ended on a fly-out to Belgum.  Foehr recorded seven outs, striking out one while giving up two earned runs.  Redwood threatened but couldn’t capitalize in the bottom of the inning as the inning ended on an unassisted double-play by Branson second baseman Alec Ritch.

Benz worked through the top of the sixth without giving up a run and the Giants added their ninth run of the game in the bottom.  With two outs, Aubrey Sine, Michael Connors and Mackie Skall walked, loading the bases.  Pascal Brassey singled Sine home, putting the Giants up 9-4.

A fly-out to center was followed by a single.  Benz struck out the next batter he faced but planted a 1-2 fastball into the arm of the next batter.  The game ended on a fly out to Pomilia, sealing the Giants victory, earning Foehr his first win of the year.  Benz earned the save, recording the final seven outs of the game.

Michael Connors and Mackie Skall both had a hit each with Dane Goodman, Josh Cohen, Nicolas Belgum, Pascal Brassey and Anthony Pomilia racking two hits each.  Goodman, Connors, Pomilia and Aubrey Sine scored, with Cohen and Belgum each scoring twice.  Belgum, Luke Zlatunich and Michael Connors each knocked in a run with Brassey knocking in two and Pomilia plating three.

The Giants face the only team without a losing record against them as they are on the road in San Marin on Thursday.

 

Varsity Continues Winning Streak with Victory Over Drake

4/06:  With a storm approaching the Bay Area, all MCAL baseball games that were scheduled for Friday were moved to Thursday.  The weather report promised a 30% chance of rain at 4pm, moving to 90% at 5pm and staying steady through Friday.  It was an obvious formula, once it started to rain, it wasn’t going to stop.  The key was to get the game in before the clouds opened up.

For CIF High School Baseball, a game is considered complete after five innings of play (unless the home team is ahead after 4 1/2 innings of play, they would not need to bat in the bottom of the inning and would be declared the winner).  If the game is called after five innings, the final score will be determined by the last completed inning of play.

In an effort to get the game in, game time was moved to 4pm and with heavy cloud cover and a strong frigid breeze blowing, Redwood starting pitcher Zach Tonnerre slung the first pitch of the game.  Fittingly, Tonnerre opened the game with a strike, and after just seven pitches, he struck out the first two batters he faced.  Zach closed out the inning by doing what not many pitchers have been able to do this year, getting Drake superstar Nick Roth out on a grounder to Nicolas Belgum.  Nick Roth got the start for Drake, boasting five wins and an ERA below .50,  Roth showed why he is on the top five in the MCAL in the three relevant pitching stats-ERA, Wins and Strikeouts and sent the Giants down in order in the bottom of the inning.  So, after a quick inning, it became evident that it would be a pitching dual.

Tonnerre would give up just a walk in the top of the second, and Roth would only yield a single to Luke Zlatunich in the bottom of the inning.  With winds picking up, an occasional rain drop could be felt as big, dark, ominous clouds loomed in the West, making their way to Moody Field.

Drake would get two runners on in the top of the third but would be sent out to the field with out scoring again.  Dane Goodman walked in the bottom of the inning, but that would be the only Redwood threat of the frame.  Tonnerre and Roth, Redwood and Drake, continued to square off, but like evenly matched heavyweight fighters, they would throw punches without landing that knock-out punch.

Drake had Redwood on the ropes in the top of the fourth, when they put the first two batters on base on an error and a walk.  Tonnerre bounced back by striking out the next batter and ended the inning in a flurry with a double play on a grounder that he fielded cleanly, tossed to Brassey at second who completed the inning ending double-play with a perfect throw to Nicolas Belgum at first.  In the bottom of the inning, with two outs, Aubrey Sine roped a single to left, but like Drake just 1/2 inning before, the threat would end with one runner left on base.

Small intermittent rain drops turned to a more steady, heavier rain in the top of the fifth.  Tonnerre made quick work of the inning sending Pirates down 1-2-3 in the top and Roth would counter, sending the Giants down 1-2-3 in the bottom.  So after five full innings of play, with rains now steady, a complete game could be declared but a winner could not as the score remained knotted at 0-0.

With one out in the top of the sixth, Nick Roth singled to short but would be erased on the Giants second double-play of the game on a grounder to Brassey, who tossed to Anthony Pomilia at second, who bare-handed the ball for a quick toss to Belgum at first.  Dane Goodman led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk and was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Josh Cohen.  As the rain continued, Roth kicked the wet clay out of his spikes as he prepared to face Nicolas Belgum.  Belgum sent Goodman to third by banging the Giants third hit of the day with a single up the middle.  Drake would pitch-out in an attempt take down Goodman at third, but Goodman timed the throw to third perfectly and bolted towards the plate.  The Pirates third baseman quickly threw to home and Goodman slid under the tag and was met with a chorus of cheers as the home plate umpire signaled and screamed “Safe!”  The inning ended with the Giants up by a run.

As promised, the steady rain continued, wet dirt on the field now glistened as puddles began to form as the ominous black could that once lingered in the West now stood ominously above Moody Field.  Tonnerre would walk the lead off batter and would be lifted for reliever Michael Benz.  Benz induced a grounder to first, but with slippery conditions, the ball was bobbled and after the mud settled, Drake now had runners on first and second with no outs.  Redwood transitioned into their bunt defense and on cue, the Drake batter squared to bunt.  A riding inside pitch caught him in the arm which left the bases loaded and no outs.  With the rain pounding, the umpires called a quick meeting and pronounced a rain delay.  Both teams huddled under the cover of their respective dugouts as fans waited for a break in the weather.  Five minutes later the umpires would call the game, erasing what happened in the top half of the seventh, reverting the score to the last completed inning.

“I’m disappointed we couldn’t finish the game.  But, there was no guarantee that they would score, there was no guarantee that if they did, we wouldn’t score in the bottom of the seventh”, Head Coach Mike Firenzi said after the game.  “We will never know…but Tonnerre threw a hell of a game and I’m happy we got the win.”  It may all be settled on May 9th, when Redwood travels to Drake in the second to last game of the season.  Redwood is now back in first place in the MCAL, tied with the Pirates with a 7-1 record.

Nicolas Belgum, Luke Zlatnunich and Aubrey Sine had hits for the Giants with Dane Goodman scoring the lone, winning run.  Tonnerre earned his fourth win of the year, striking out six in a shut-out effort.

Redwood will come off of the break hosting Branson at Moody Field on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30.

Varsity Giants Stay Hot in Victory Over Marin Catholic

4/04:  The Giants made the short commute to Kentfield to face off against the Wildcats.  Both teams share a 5-1 record and are tied for second place.  The winner of today’s game would stand alone in second place, just one game behind Drake.

Redwood came into the game riding a five game winning streak and would keep the streak alive with a 4-2 victory over their cross-town rival.  Oliver Pearson gave up just one hit on his way to his fourth victory of the year with Michael Benz closing out the game to earn the save, without yielding a hit.

The Giants drew first blood in the top of the first inning after Dane Goodman led off by reaching on an error and was quickly advanced to second on a single by Josh Cohen.  Nicolas Belgum followed with another single, loading the bases with no outs.  In his season debut, Anthony Pomilia started his Redwood career with a RBI, knocking in Goodman on a ground-out to second.  With two outs, Luke Zlatnich banged a single to left, driving in Cohen and Belgum.  Michael Connors singled up the middle, but a fly out would end the inning with the Giants up 3-0 going into the bottom of the first.  “It was a great way to start the game, Pomilia did his job by hitting the ball to the right side and Luke had that clutch hit with two outs.  It’s always good to get on top early, it takes some of the pressure away”, Head Coach Mike Firenzi said after the game.  In the bottom of the first, with a runner on and two outs, Pascal Brassey stole a hit with his glove, leaping high for a liner that was roped over his head, ending the inning to a chorus of Giants cheers.

The hit parade continued for the Giants in the second inning when Mackie Skall singled to left and Dane Goodman singled to center.  Goodman’s single would be Redwood’s sixth hit in their first ten at-bats of the game.  Skall and Goodman would be the third and fourth runners left on base for the Giants, as the inning ended with the next three batters going down in order.  Pearson answered, sending the Wildcats down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the second taking the game to the third inning with the score Giants 3, Wildcats 0.

The third inning only saw one base-runner, and the Giants again went down in order in the top of the fourth.  MC led off the bottom of the fourth with two consecutive walks, but Pearson would erase the next two batters.  With runners on second and third, MC third baseman Tom Jacobson sent the first pitch he saw to the right center alley scoring both runners.  Michael Benz was called in from the bullpen and after walking the first batter he faced he ended the inning with a strike-out, taking the game to the top of the fifth with the score Giants 3, Wildcats 2.

After two quiet innings at the plate, the Giants bats came alive in the top of the fifth.  Josh Cohen led off the inning with a drag bunt for a single and stole second.  Nicolas Belgum knocked Cohen home with a single to right but was erased on an attempted swipe of second base.  Anthony Pomilia logged his first hit as a Giant with a single to right.  Pomilia would be left on the bases after MC pitcher Jack Harris struck out the next three batters he faced.  In the bottom of the inning the Giants relied on their sturdy defense as the Wildcats went down in order on ground-outs to Brassey, Pomilia and Belgum taking the game to the top of the sixth with the score Giants 4, Wildcats 2.

Both teams went down in order in the sixth and Dane Goodman broke the silence by leading off the top of the seventh with a single to left.  Josh Cohen advanced Goodman into scoring position on a ground-out to the right side, but the Giants half inning would end without scoring a run taking the game to the bottom of the seventh with the score still 4-2.  Benz struck out the first batter he faced in the bottom of the inning.  Anthony Pomilia would have a say in the final two outs of the game, snagging a fly ball and fielding a grounder to end the game.  “I’m most proud of our defense today”, Firenzi said after the game.  “We made the plays we needed to in the field at their yard.”

Pearson earned the win, yielding just two runs on one hit while striking out three.  Benz earned the save, yielding no runs, no hits while striking out three.  Anthony Pomilia, Luke Zlatnich, Michael Connors and Mackie Skall all had hits for the Giants with Dane Goodman, Josh Cohen, and Nicolas Belgum adding two hits each to Redwood’s ten hit assault.  Belgum and Pomilia each knocked in a run with Zlatnich banging in two RBI’s.

Redwood now stands alone in second place with a 6-1 record and will square off against the undefeated Drake Pirates at home.  The game has been moved to Thursday with a 4:00 start due to another storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain in the Bay Area.

 

 

Varsity Blanks Justin-Siena

3/31:  The Giants pitching staff combined for another shut-out, blanking the Justin-Siena Braves 4-0 on the road on a windy day in Napa.  “Today is going to be one of those days when it’s hard to hit.  The grass is tall and slow and the wind is swirling but mostly blowing in” Head Coach Mike Firenzi said before the game.  “But, it’s the same for both teams.”  True to Firenzi’s prediction, each team only tallied four hits, but Redwood was able capitalize on theirs while the Braves were only able to get two runners past second base.

Coming off of a six inning shut-out performance against Novato last week, Zack Tonnerre got the start for the Giants, pitching five and a third innings, striking out nine. Zack had just one walk and gave up only three hits.  Noah Arrick closed out the game while keeping the shut-out intact and adding to the strike-out total, striking out one.  Tonnerre now boasts a 2-1 league record and a 3-1 overall record.

In usual fashion, the Giants drew first blood when they scored three runs in the top of the third inning.  Mackie Skall led off the inning with a single off of the pitchers glove.  Drew Jacks dropped a perfect bunt to send Skall to second and Skall was relieved by the speedy Josh Katz.  Dane Goodman followed with a single to second and Katz later crossed the plate when Goodman stole second and the catcher’s throw bounded into centerfield.  Nicolas Belgum knocked in Goodman on a single to left.  Belgum would score with two outs on a balk by the Braves pitcher, putting the Giants up 3-0.  The Giants would turn their first double-play of the game to end the third inning on a grounder to Belgum at first, to Brassey, to the pitcher, Tonnerre, covering first, taking the game to the top of the fourth with Redwood leading, 3-0.

Luke Zlatnich led off the inning with a walk and Pascal Brassey reached base on an error putting runners on first and second with no outs.  Mackie Skall put both runners in scoring position by laying down a sacrifice bunt.  Zlatnich was cut down at the plate on a botched squeeze-play but with two outs, Dane Goodman would knock in the Giants fourth and final run of the day with a single to left.  In the bottom of the fourth, the Giants would turn their second double-play of the game 4-6-3, on a grounder to Zlatnich, to Brassey, to Belgum.

The Giants went down quietly in the top of the fifth and the Justin-Siena threatened in the bottom of the frame.  Two consecutive base-hits were followed by a strike-out and a walk to load the bases.  A grounder to Tonnerre ended in the glove of catcher Mackie Skall at the plate, cutting down the run and leaving the bases loaded with two outs.  Tonnerre erased the threat by inducing a soft liner back to the box taking the game to the top of the sixth with the score Giants 4, Braves 0.

Redwood went down in order in the top of the sixth.  Tonnerre logged his ninth strike-out of the day to start the bottom of the inning, but reached his 110 pitch limit and was relieved by Noah Arrick.  After giving up a hit that left the runner on second, Luke Zlatnich snagged what looked like a sure hit to the right side and dove, glove first, beating the runner back to the bag to end the inning and tally the Giants third double-play of the day.

The Giants were again sent down in order in the top of the seventh and Noah Arrick sealed the Giants victory despite another error in the field.  Redwood committed a total of four errors on defense in their winning effort.

Nicolas Belgum and Mackie Skall both had hits for the Giants.  Dane Goodman was responsible for half of the Giants hits, banging out two of their four hits.  Goodman and Belgum also had an RBI each.

The Giants now stand at tied in second place in the MCAL and will be in Kentfield on Tuesday to face-off against the Marin Catholic Wildcats in a rivalry game that highlights the two MCAL second place teams, both with 5-1 conference records.  Redwood will end the week facing off against the undefeated Drake Pitates on Friday.  “We have a tough week ahead, but we are going to take it one game at a time, we need to take care of business against Marin Catholic”, Firenzi said when asked about the upcoming week and match-up against the Pirates.

 

 

Varsity Needs Extra Inning to Drop Trojans

3/29:  The Giants won ‘Ugly’ today in their make-up game against Terra Linda.  The game boasted eight errors (four by each team), base-running blunders, ten walks, and took an extra frame to determine a winner, as the teams were deadlocked, 5-5, after seven complete innings.  Redwood took home the victory 7-5, but it would be a costly Terra Linda throwing error that lead them to the winner’s circle.

The Giants jumped out on top early, scoring a run in the first on a Genki LeClair double and Michael Connors knocked him home with a single to right.  The Trojans scored two quick runs of their own in the bottom of the first on three walks, a hit batsmen, and a single, ending the day for starter Josh Cohen.  Michael Benz came in relief and gave up a run on a fielder’s choice and ended the inning by snagging a hard hit liner back to the mound.

Drew Jacks took advantage of his first start of the year by leading off the top of the second with a single.  Riley Marsh sent him to second on a perfect sacrifice bunt and one of yesterday’s heroes, Dane Goodman, knocked him home on a double to right and would follow Jacks across the plate as an errant Trojan throw ended up some netting on the sideline tying the game 3-3.  Benz would face the minimum in the bottom of the second when, with a runner on first and one out, Aubrey Sine made a spectacular catch on a drive to center and doubled the runner off on a one-hop throw to Nicolas Belgum.

With two outs in the top of the third, Pascal Brassey smoked a double to center, but the inning ended on a hard hit grounder to short.  Benz gave up consecutive hits to the Trojans #3 and #4 hitters to lead off the inning.  Terra Linda scored later in the inning on a grounder to short taking the game to the top of the fourth with the Giants trailing 4-3.

The score remained 4-3 until the top of the fifth.  Genki LeClair led off the inning with a walk and Nicolas Belgum took a free base after wearing a 1-0 fastball, putting runners on first and second.  Michael Connors dropped a perfect bunt, resulting in his second hit of the day and loading the bases for the Giants.  An infield fly left the Giants with one out and the hot-hitting Pascal Brassey at the plate.  Brassey dropped a perfect bunt to score LeClair from third, tying the game and with the bases loaded, Trevor Foehr knocked in the go-ahead run by belting a grounder to second, putting the Giants up 5-4.  Foehr got the start behind the plate today and was stellar on defense, making three spectacular catches on crazy, wind-blown pop-ups.  Benz relied on his defense in the bottom of the fifth, inducing a pop-out to Foehr, a line-out to Brassey and a fly-out to Aubrey Sine in center.

After going down in the top of the sixth, the Giants remained up 5-4 in the bottom of the frame, but the Trojans started the inning with two consecutive hits, and after a Giants error they would tie the game on a grounder to third.

With two outs in the top of the seventh, Brassey singled to right and would be lifted for the speedy Josh Katz.  Katz would be left on the bases taking the game to the bottom of the seventh, still tied 5-5.  Benz sent the Trojans down in order in the bottom of the seventh taking the game into extra innings.

Drew Jacks led off the eigth with a single and after a Riley Marsh sacrifice bunt, stood on second with one out.  It took just eight more pitches (all balls) for the Giants to load the bases after Dane Goodman and Genki LeClair both walked.  After a force play at the plate, Dane Goodman drew a throw from the Trojans catcher at third.  The throw skipped in front of the third baseman and travelled down the third-baseline, sending Goodman and LeClair home, putting the Giants up 7-5 going into the bottom of the eighth.  After giving up a single and another Giants error, with two-outs Benz fielded a grounder and tossed to first to end the game, sealing the Giants fourth consecutive win and his second win on the season.

Dane Goodman and Genki LeClair both had hits for the Giants with Michael Connors, Pascal Brassey and Drew Jacks each notching a multi-hit game for Redwood.

The Giants are now tied with Marin Catholic with a 4-1 record in second place in the MCAL.  They are on the road on Friday in Napa against Justin-Siena at 4:30.  Justin is due for a win as they have dropped their last seven games and are 0-5 in conference play.

 

Pearson, Goodman Stand Tall in Varsity Win Against Tam

3/28:  Legend has it that in May 2016, Tamalpais’ Sophomore pitcher Jackson Loder told his coach he wanted the ball against Redwood, telling his coach he would get him the win.  Loder backed up his words when he held the Giants potent line-up to two runs on six hits and Tamalpais defeated the Giants 5-2 at Moody Field.

Barely less than a year later, Loder would get the start today at Moody Field to defend his undefeated record against the Varsity Giants.  Junior right-hander Oliver Pearson took the mound for Redwood.  “He (Loder) pitched a great game against us last year, but Ollie pitched a gem for us today”, Redwood Head Coach Mike Firenzi said after the game.  The ‘Battle of the Southern Marin Top-Flight Juniors’ would be settled with a 3-2 victory for the Giants for Pearson’s third win of the season.

Dane Goodman lead off the bottom of the first with a single up the middle, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball.  Genki LeClair singled to right knocking in Goodman .  Michael Connors roped a single down the right-field line and LeClair scored when the ball was miss-played by the right fielder, scoring LeClair, notching an RBI for Connors as he slid safely into third.  Before all of the Giants home faithful had taken their seats, they were already up 2-0.

Pearson sent the Red-Tailed-Hawks down in order in the top of the second and a Mackie Skall single would be the only threat in the bottom of the frame.  Pearson answered again holding the Hawks scoreless through three innings.  The Giants would go up 3-0 after Dane Goodman blasted a 0-2 triple to left.  LeClair would follow with a four-pitch walk and Goodman would score on ball four, a wild pitch, sliding away from the tag.  Considering today was Goodman’s birthday, he gave his team presents, scoring two of the Giants three runs.  Nicolas Belgum followed with a single to second but the inning ended on a double-play.

Pearson again sent the Hawks down in order in the top of the fourth and had a no-hit shut-out with just three innings to play.  The no-hit bid was broken up in the top of the fifth on a bloop, off-the-end-of-the-bat, single over Nicolas Belgum’s outstretched glove.  After a strike-out to the next batter, catcher Mackie Skall would erase the runner on on attempted steal.  The inning ended on a pop-fly to Belgum.  Loder sent the Giants down in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Pearson answered, sending the Hawks down in order in the top of the sixth.  Loder again sent the Giants down in order in the bottom of the frame, sending the Giants defense and Pearson out to the field needing just three outs to seal the victory.

After getting a quick out, Pearson would give up his just his second hit of the game, which was promptly followed by a double, putting two runners in scoring position and sending the tying run to the plate.  Firenzi went to the bullpen and called on Michael Benz to close out the game.  Benz struck out the first batter he faced.  With two-outs and the game on the line, a hard grounder went through the wickets (between the legs) of a Giants infielder, sending in two unearned runs for Tam.  With the score 3-2 in favor of the Giants, Benz notched the save, inducing a pop-out to Nicolas Belgum, sealing the Giants victory.

The Giants pitching staff has now gone three consecutive games without giving up an earned run.  Genki LeClair, Nicolas Belgum, Michael Connors, Josh Cohen and Mackie Skall all had hit for the Giants with ‘Birthday Boy’ Dane Goodman blasting two hits while scoring two runs.  LeClair scored the other Giants run.  Pearson struck out five, giving up just three hits in his winning effort.

The Giants face Terra Linda on the road on Wednesday at 4:30 in a game that was rescheduled due to a rain-out last week.  Terra Linda is coming off of a victory, beating San Marin 5-2 today.

The Giants remain in second place in the MCAL with a 3-1 record, chasing Drake who remain undefeated in the MCAL (5-0) and on the year (10-0).

 

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Varsity Hopes for Winning Record

3/21:  After a night of continuous showers that dumped nearly two inches of rain overnight in the Bay Area and left almost every baseball field unplayable, Mike Firenzi started in the wee hours of the morning and spent the day pumping hundreds of gallons of water off of Moody Field to ensure the Giants would play today.  “It took twenty-one bags of Diamond Dry but we got the field ready so we could get the game in.”, Firenzi said.  A small respite between storms allowed the game between the San Rafael Bulldogs and Redwood Giants to be settled on their scheduled day.  San Rafael came into the game tied with Drake and Tam for first place, the only three teams in the conference to win both games last week.  Only one other game would be played in the MCAL today, as Drake notched their third MCAL victory, defeating Tam on their all-turf field to remain on top, with a 3-0 MCAL record.

For the first time this year, the Giants will go to sleep tonight resting on a winning record, sitting in second place in the MCAL with a 2-1 record and a 5-4 overall record.  Oliver Pearson dropped his season ERA to 1.59 with a complete-game two-hit shut out, striking out ten in a 12-0 victory.  Pearson didn’t walk a single batter in game.  While yielding two hits, the Bulldogs never put a runner in scoring position.

Redwood scored early when in the bottom of the first, lead-off hitter Josh Cohen reached first on dropped third strike, and Henry Zeisler reached first after getting hit by the second pitch he saw.  Cohen and Zeisler collaborated on a double steal and Nicolas Belgum walked to load the bases.  Dane Goodman followed with a hard hit single up the middle, plating Cohen, putting the Giants up 1-0 with the bases loaded and no outs.  The Giants would threat no more, as they went down, leaving three runners stranded in the inning.  The Giants would strand eleven runners on base despite scoring twelve runs.

The game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth, when the Giants batted around the order and scored seven runs.  Henry Zeisler had two hits in the inning with Dane Goodman, Michael Connors, Aubrey Sine and Mackie Skall all adding hits to the Redwood fifth inning assault.  Redwood scored another four runs in the bottom of the sixth after Gregory Block lead off the inning with a double to center and after a walk to Aubrey Sine, Trevor Foehr singled to right.  Andreas Gleckman knocked in another run and reached base on a fielders choice.  Another Zeisler single would plate Gleckman.  Nicolas Belgum went back to his hitting ways by belting the longest single in Moody Field history, nearly reaching the left field wall on a fly, but with the score 11-0, runners were held as the Bulldogs hustled the ball into the infield.  Dane Goodman would knock in his third RBI on the day with a sacrifice fly right, putting the Giants up 12-0 going into the top of the seventh.

Pearson only gave up his second hit in the top of the seventh, but sent the Bulldogs heart of their order down on two ground-outs and a strike out to seal the Giants victory and notch the Bulldogs first loss of the MCAL season.  Redwood is now tied with San Rafael and Tam for second place with a 2-1 record.

Redwood amassed thirteen hits, Zeisler had three, Goodman had two, and Genki LeClair, Trevor Foehr, Mackie Skall, Aubrey Sine, Gregory Block, Pascal Brassey, Michael Connors, and Nicolas Belgum all adding hits to the total.  Josh Cohen, Nicolas Belgum, Aubrey Sine, Mackie Skall and Andreas Gleckman all knocked in runs.  Henry Zeisler knocked in two and Dane Goodman had three RBI’s on the day.

The Giants are on the road on Friday vs. the Terra Linda Trojans but with another atmospheric river on the way, the expectation is that the game will need to be rescheduled.  “We are putting in our game plan this week with the expectation that we will play against TL on Friday, but we have the pitching depth to take us through a three or four game week if that’s what happens.” Firenzi said after the game.

 

Varsity Scores “Lucky” 7 in Shut-Out of Novato

3/17 (St. Patrick’s Day):  The Giants went back to their winning ways, and evened their MCAL record to 1-1 while evening their season record to 4-4 after beating the Novato Hornets 7-0 at Moody Field today.

Zack Tonnerre earned his first MCAL victory, throwing six shut-out innings, striking out six and giving up just two hits.  Oliver Pearson needed just twelve pitches to close out the game and secure the victory for Redwood.

The Giants banged nine hits on offense and were flawless in the field, committing no errors on the day.  Henry Zeisler and Dane Goodman combined for almost half of the Giants hits with two hits each, and scored more than half of the Giants runs, each scoring twice.  Zeisler had two stolen bases while Goodman had one.  Riley Marsh added the fourth Giants stolen base.

Michael Connors, Pascal Brassey, Aubrey Sine, Josh Cohen and Michael Benz each added a hit to the Giants box score.

Redwood hosts San Rafael on Tuesday at Moody Field at 4:30 (weather permitting).

Varsity Loses MCAL Opener at Home

3/14:  Some of your favorite days might be Christmas, the eight days of Chanukah, New Years, or your Birthday.  If you are a baseball fan, one of your favorite days has to be Opening Day.  It marks the day of a new beginning for your team, a chance to go undefeated, set new records, and win a Championship.  On Opening Day, every team starts in first place.  Since Mike Firenzi took the helm of the Redwood Giants Baseball Program, his Varsity team has never been out of first place in the MCAL.  Today, that would change.

A last minute schedule change moved the Giants MCAL opener against the San Marin Mustangs to Moody Field.  Contrary to their phenomenal 2015 season when the Giants never lost at home, the 2017 squad came into the game with a losing home record (1-2).  Firenzi called on his ace, Zack Tonnerre to start on the mound to turn the tide for the Giants and keep the first place streak alive.

Tonnerre was dominant in his last start, striking out five in five innings while yielding just one hit in a shut-out performance to earn his first win of the season.  Today, the Mustangs would load the bases without swinging the bat after two consecutive walks and a hit batter.  They scored their first run after another walk on a 3-2 fastball that was called a ball.  Mustang fan cheers were barely heard over the Giants fans jeers as many in the stands thought the pitch was a strike, similar to many of the balls that were called in the inning.  Zack struck out the next batter on three pitches, and with an out and the bases loaded, Giants faithful hoped that they would get out of the inning giving up just one run.

San Marin quelled the Giants hopes by following with two consecutive hits, putting them up 3-0 with one out.  Michael Benz was called on to relieve Tonnerre and gave up two more hits, sending the Giants into the bottom of the first down 6-0.

Genki LeClair led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and was sent to third on a double by Henry Zeisler.  Nicolas Belgum kept his consecutive hitting streak alive with a single to left, knocking in LeClair and cutting the Mustang lead to five runs.  Zeisler would score on a passed ball and after Aubrey Sine advanced Belgum to third, Belgum would keep his run scoring streak alive after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Michael Connors.  Dane Goodman would open his MCAL season with a double over the center fielder’s head, but would be left stranded on the bases.  After one inning of play, the Giants were down 6-3.

The Giants didn’t mount a threat while Benz held the Mustangs scoreless through five innings.  Redwood cut the lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth after base hits by Josh Cohen and LeClair and a sacrifice fly by Zeisler.  With two outs in the bottom of the of the sixth, Goodman would bang his second hit of the game but the Giants ended the inning hustling out to their positions, still down 6-4.

Firenzi went to the bullpen in the top of the seventh, calling on Oliver Pearson.  Benz jogged off of the field to a home field ovation after giving up no runs through six and a third innings, striking out five and walking one after throwing ninety-seven pitches  Another Mustang run would score after Pascal Brassey fielded a ball in the hole and caught the runner off of third, but an errant throw to the plate put the Mustangs up 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh.  Pearson closed the inning with a strike out.

Genki LeClair and Henry Zeisler walked in the bottom of the inning, but with the tying run at the plate and two outs, the game ended with a swinging strike-out, clearing the Mustang dugout for their game-winning celebration on Moody Field.  The Mustangs are now the only team in the MCAL to have a winning record against the Giants since 2015 (3-2).

Tonnerre would get the loss for the Giants.  Genki LeClair, Henry Zeisler, Nicolas Belgum and Josh Cohen all had hits for the Giants while Dane Goodman added two hits to the Giants total.  Novato matched the Giants with six hits.

For the first time in three years, the Giants are in last place in the MCAL in a tie with four other teams.  The Giants plan to start to turn their home losing record around and hope to unseat the first place Novato Hornets (1-0) at Moody Field on Friday at 4:30.

Varsity Walk-Off with Win in Final Preseason Game

3/10:  Senior Trevor Foehr gave the Giants a present on his 18th birthday today with a pinch-hit walk-off RBI single up the middle in the bottom the seventh inning.  With the score tied 2-2, Firenzi called on Foehr after Dane Goodman led off the inning by working the count to 3-1 and then took a curveball off of his sleeve.  With one out, Goodman stole second.  Pascal Brassey roped a liner to center, putting runners on second and third, forcing Monte Vista to bring the infield in to try to hold Goodman at third.  Foehr worked the count to 2-2, and then roped the next pitch up the middle to plate Goodman.  Redwood’s bench cleared and Foehr was mobbed on the field.  “It was a curve ball right over the middle of the plate” Foehr said after the game.  When asked how it felt to get the game winning hit on his birthday, “I honestly didn’t think about it until after the ‘storm the field thing’…but it was a great birthday present.”

Monte Vista crushed the Giants 7-0 at their yard last year and came into the game with a 5-0 preseason record; one of their wins was an 11-2 drubbing of College Park.  In their five pre-season games leading up to this one, the Mustangs had scored 43 runs (8.6 per game).

Oliver Pearson held Monte Vista to just two runs, one of which was unearned as the Redwood defense committed two errors in the top of the second, giving the Mustangs a 1-0 lead.  Redwood tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth when Nicolas Belgum lead off the inning with a single to center.  After stealing second, Belgum was knocked in on a one-out liner up the middle by Aubrey Sine.  Belgum has had at least one hit and scored one or more runs in the last five consecutive games.

The Mustangs would score after a couple of hits in the top of the fifth to take the lead 2-1.  Luke Zlatnich lead off the bottom of the inning with a triple to the right-center gap, barely beating the tag on a head-first slide at third.  Luke was erased at the plate on a pitch-out on an attempted squeeze play.  Pascal Brassey then roped a single and was lifted for pinch runner Riley Marsh.  Marsh stole second and Mackie Skall moved Marsh to third on a well executed sacrifice bunt, setting the table for DH Genki LeClair.  LeClair watched a 1-2 curveball bounce into the dirt and to the backstop, scoring Marsh from third and tying the game 2-2 going into the top of the sixth.

Pearson sent the Mustangs number two, three and four hitters down in order.  The Giants’ heart of the order threatened with a walk by Nicolas Belgum, but couldn’t score taking the game to the seventh tied 2-2.

Michael Benz came in for the Giants in the top of the seventh and sent Monte Vista down in order, striking out one.  Benz earned his first win of the season after the Giants scored their walk-off run in the bottom of the frame.  Pearson ended the day pitching six innings, giving up one earned run, four hits and striking out four.

Henry Zeisler, Nicolas Belgum, Aubrey Sine, Luke Zlatnich, and Trevor Foehr had a hit apiece for the Giants.  Pascal Brassy had a single and a double.  Sine and Foehr both had an RBI, knocking in two of the Giants runs.

The Giants hope to tally back-to-back Mustang victories as they open the MCAL season on Tuesday on the road at San Marin.  The Mustangs come into the game with a 2-3 preseason record.  With a 2-2 record against the Giants in the last two years, the Mustangs are the only MCAL team that doesn’t have a losing record against the Giants since Firenzi took over the team in 2015.

Update:  The game has been moved to Moody Field as the field at San Marin is unplayable.  As a result, the game on April 20th (Firenzi’s birthday) will be played at San Marin.

 

Varsity Winning Streak Snapped By Casa Grande

3/7:  The Giants two game winning streak came to an abrupt halt today in a hard fought loss to the Casa Grande Gauchos.  The game was originally scheduled to be played in Petaluma but the insentient rain that has soaked the Bay Area rendered the Gauchos field unplayable this week.  The partially turfed and well manicured Moody Field became the venue for the Giants penultimate preseason game.

Senior Zack Tonnerre got the nod for the start, coming off of his five inning shut-out of Montgomery last week.  Tonnerre gave up his first run of the season in the first inning after giving up a lead off single.  The Gauchos mounted a three hit attack to start the game.  Redwood’s defense stepped up in the inning with a double play on a soft liner to Henry Zeisler who flipped to shortstop Pascal Brassey.  But with two outs and a runner on thrid, a single to left field sent the Giants into their dugout down 1-0.  Nicolas Belgum kept his hit streak alive in the bottom of the first with a single to left but the inning ended with Belgum left on the bases.

Casa again lead off the inning with a hit and after a walk and a couple of stolen bases, a hard grounder to second sent home the Gaucho’s second and third runs.  Tonnerre then gave up back-to-back hits but pitched out of the jam, striking out the next batter with the bases loaded.  The Giants went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the second and headed into the top of the third down 3-0.

The Gauchos again set the table as their lead-off hitter strolled to first after wearing a 2-1 pitch.  Tonnerre shut down the threat by striking out the next three batters in a row.  The bottom of the third was highlighted by a Genki LeClair two-out double to the gap in right-center, but didn’t score.

Tonnerre got two quick outs in the top of the fourth, but gave his fourth earned run after a Gauchos single was followed by a double.  Oliver Pearson was called out of the bullpen and struck out the last batter of the inning.  Nicolas Belgum lead off the bottom of the inning with a single, his second hit of the day.  Belgum advanced to second on a great read on a pitched ball in the dirt.  With one out, Michael Connors singled to center, scoring Belgum and cutting the lead to three runs.  Dane Goodman then singled to center and pinch-runner Riley Marsh scored.  Luke Zlatnich kept his consecutive game hitting streak alive by roping an 0-2 single to center.  Pascal Brassey then singled, loading the bases.  Coach Firenzi called on Junior Josh Cohen to pitch hit and he answered with an RBI single, bringing the Giants to within striking distance, 3-4.  Unfortunately, with one out and the bases loaded, Redwood couldn’t plate another run.

Pearson shut down the Gauchos, giving up just one hit and striking out two in his two and one third innings of work.  The Giants were only able to muster one baserunner in the next two innings, taking the game to the top of the seventh with the score 4-3.

Pearson was relieved by Michael Benz in the top of the seventh.  Benz gave up a two consecutive hits and after a balk sent runners to second and third, a sacrifice fly to center sent home Casa’s fifth run of the game.  Pascal Brassey accounted for two outs in the inning, highlighted by a play in the hole to his right.  Brassey was flawless in his five attempts in the field, as were the Giants as they committed no errors on the day.

With one out in the top of the seventh, LeClair singled and Zeisler followed by taking a curve-ball off of the leg sending the hot-hitting Nicolas Belgum to the plate and the tying run on first.  After working the count to 3-2, Belgum roped a seed to second.  But with the runners going on the pitch, Zeisler was doubled off of first, ending the game.

Zack Tonnerre took his first loss of the season and is now 1-1.  Michael Connors, Dane Goodman, Josh Cohen and Pascal Brassey each had a hit while Genki LeClair and Nicolas Belgum added two hits apiece to the Giants nine hit total.  Belgum and Zlatnich are on a four game hitting streak.  This is the third game in a row that the Giants have accumulated eight or more hits.

The Giants host Monte Vista from Danville at Moody Field on Friday at 3:30.

 

Varsity Giants Even Their Record With Another Win

3/3:  After opening the season with two straight losses the Giants have turned the tide and are riding the wave of a two game winning streak after beating Bishop O’Dowd 8-2 on the road.

The Dragons entered the game with their two best pitchers on the DL and Redwood took advantage early, scoring six runs in the top of the first.  Genki LeClair and Henry Zeisler both walked to start the game, setting the table for Nicloas Belgum.  Belgum showed how he ranked #2 in batting average in the MCAL in 2016 by roping a single to the right side, scoring LeClair and Zeisler.  Aubrey Sine followed with a double and Michael Connors then singled, scoring Belgum.  Dane Goodman laced a double over the center fielders head, putting runners on second and third for Pascal Brassey.  Brassey ripped a single to left, scoring Connors.  Genki LeClair singled to right, scoring Goodman and before they could catch their breath, Bishop O’Dowd was down 6-0 going into the bottom of the first.

Pearson was efficient and effective striking out five and holding the Dragons to two runs in his five and a third innings of work while the Giants bats went silent until the seventh when they scored two insurance runs on a double by Zeisler and a single by Sine.

Michael Benz closed out the game, giving up a hit and striking out two in the last one and two thirds innings.

Pearson earned his first win of the year, evening his season record to 1-1.

LeClair, Sine and Goodman all had two hits for the Giants while Zeisler, Belgam, Connors, Zlatnich and Brassey each had hits.  This is the second game in a row that the Giants had ten or more hits (11) and scored eight or more runs.

Luke Zlatnich, Aubrey Sine, Nicolas Belgum and Henry Zeisler are all riding a three game hitting streak.

The Giants will host Casa on Tuesday at Redwood at 3:30, a game that was originally scheduled to be played in Petaluma, but due to field conditions, the game has been moved to Moody.