Redwood Frosh peaking at right time- hammer Tam 14-0

Redwood scored six in the third and topped that with seven runs in the fourth on their way to a 14-0 win at Tamalpais High.

Jesse Gassman went the distance in the five inning contest with nine strikeouts and no walks and allowed just two singles.  Gassman kept the Hawks hitters off balance all day with a mix of pitches.

The Giants got on the board early with a run in the first with leadoff hitter Matt Birchenough getting on base with a single to center.  He would only be on first momentarily as he took second on a steal during the first pitch to Jesse Gassman.  Gassman then turned on a 1-1 pitch driving a double to the gap in left and scoring Birchenough.

The 1-0 lead would continue to the top of the third when Birchenough led off by reaching on an error.  He quickly ended up on third when the pitcher overthrew first on a pickoff attempt.  Jesse Gassman was up next and walked.  Gassman took second on a steal with Birchenough remaining at third.  Jonathan Yu walked and then Nick Welch drove in Gassman and Birchenough with a sharply hit ball that got by the third baseman with Yu stopping at second.  Yu was erased on an attempted steal of third with Welch taking second.  Alex Hagen then drew a walk and with Jack Van Hooser up Welch and Hagen executed a double steal. Van Hooser delivered a two run single to right making it 5-0 Giants.  Jake Gassman drilled a double to right field with Van Hooser scoring and Gassman also making it home courtesy of a throwing error and bringing the score to 7-0 after three.

After Gassman held Tam to a three up three down bottom of the third, Redwood poured it on in the fourth.  With Birchenough once again leading off and getting on base this time via a single to right things were started in motion. Jesse Gassman and Jonathan Yu both walked loading the bases for Welch who wasted no time jumping on the first pitch and singling to right driving in Birchenough and Gassman. Hagen then walked loading the bases again.  Van Hooser then added another two run single to up the score to 11-0 with Hagen stopping at third.

Jake Gassman then took a 1-0 pitch out of the park and nearly onto Miller Avenue to put an exclamation point on the game and a 14-0 lead and final margin of victory.

Gassman would finish things up by retiring the Hawks in the fourth and fifth giving up a harmless single in each frame.

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