3/22: It was a beautiful afternoon at Marin Catholic’s Daly Field. A perfect day for baseball. Unfortunately, the day became a nightmare for the Giants who lost 3-1 in a lackluster affair. MC pitchers held the Giants to 4 hits, while striking out 8. To add insult to injury, 4 of those punchouts were looking. We have to give credit to the MC pitchers who were solid and got the job done, but Redwood hitters just couldn’t put much together today.
On the bright side, Charlie Welch had two hits, and given the pace he’s on, I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t win an MCAL batting title. He has been incredibly consistent at the plate. Merritt Brinckerhoff and Luca Bove also had hits for the Giants. The Giants lone run was knocked in by Matty Jessen with a sac fly in the fourth.
Rory Minty got the start on the mound for the Giants and he pitched well enough to win. One of Minty’s greatest strengths is that he walks very few batters. Today was no exception as he only gave up one free pass. His final line was 5 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 strikeout, and 1 walk. Rex Solle came on in relief in the sixth and struck out the side, while giving up one walk.
This game was the Giants first real test in MCAL play, which made this loss particularly disappointing; however, I anticipate that the Giants will bounce back when these two teams reconvene on Friday at Moody.
After the loss, the Giants fell to 9-3 overall, 6-1 in MCAL.