4/01: In a three game week and with Zach Cohen on the shelf, Parker Laret got the nod to take the hill against Branson on the road against Branson at College of Marin. Laret answered the call as he earned his first win of the year, pitching a complete game shut out.
“Our pitching has really been one of the main reasons we have been in games and winning this year”, pitching coach David Bain said after the game. Laret struck out nine while walking only two while throwing over 100 pitches on the day. “He’s a strong kid, as a catcher he’s throwing well over 100 times per game and he was still popping the glove in the seventh inning” said Coach Mike Firenzi.
The Giants would only score one run. It came in the top of the fifth when Zack Kopstein led off the inning with a single to left. Catcher Trevor Foehr sacrificed Kopstein over to second and Nic Gillies singled, putting runners on first and third. Josh Cohen rapped a single to center scoring Kopstein and plating the only run the Giants would need. Giants 1, Branson 0.
Redwood banged out a total of seven hits, Cohen had the clutch RBI single with Zack Kopstein, Aubrey Sine and Nic Gillies slapping two hits each.
Redwood will defend their undefeated MCAL record against Marin Catholic on the road on Tuesday. Both teams boast an overall 9-2 record but Marin Catholic suffered one of their losses to Justin-Siena. The Wildcats will try to even the score, likely starting hard throwing Brandon Buckley on the hill. Redwood will answer with Senior Zack Kopstein.