3/2: After being outscored 17-5 in their first two games of the season, the Varsity Giants evened the score, scoring twelve and giving up no runs in their non-conference game against Montgomery in Santa Rosa today. “It’s nice to put one in the win column” Head Coach Mike Firenzi said after the game, “We hit, we didn’t kick a ball on defense, and our pitchers threw strikes.”
While pitching has been a bit problematic in their first two games, the staff came through as the Giants used three pitchers to combine for the shut out. Zack Tonnerre earned the win, pitching five innings, striking out five while giving up just one hit. Josh Cohen pitched a scoreless sixth inning and Michael Benz closed out the game, striking out two of the last three batters he faced.
Redwood’s bats also came alive, achieving their first double-digit hit game racking up eleven hits on the day. Aubrey Sine and Pascal Brassey both had a hit. Nicolas Belgum doubled and Henry Zeisler banged a triple. Michael Connors had his first multi-hit game with a double and a single and Mackie Skall also had two hits. Luke Zlatnich started the hit parade in the second inning and ended the day with three hits, scoring two of the Giants runs. Every starting Giants player crossed the dish at least one time (Genki LeClair-1, Zeisler-2, Belgum-2, Sine-1, Dane Goodman-1, Connors-1, Brassey-1, Zlatnich-2, Brassey-1).
The Giants are on the road on Friday, heading to the East Bay to play Bishop O’Dowd at 3:30.