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.