Courtesy of Brian “Woodie” Wood:
Hunter Hanes Humbles Host Alisal, 2-0 on one-hitter: Ebron & Wood deliver RBIs
Alisal hosted Pacific Grove on Wednesday (May 1) in a rubber match of the season series. Both teams had won one game each, one of only two league losses for the Breakers. Starting pitcher Hunter Hanes had the game of the season, going seven strong innings throwing a 1-hit complete game shutout (2 walks, 2 strike outs), tossing just 66 pitches as the Breakers topped the Trojans 2-0 in a game lasting 1 hour and 29 minutes. Hanes was a slow tapper to the left of the mound in away from a no-hitter (first inning by Xavier Valenzuela). Other than that the Trojans managed just two walks the rest of the way.
The Breakers threatened in the second inning. Nathan Wood hit a one-out single to right field followed by a base on balls to Daniel Rosas all to no avail. In the top of the third, Pacific Grove took a 1-0 lead after Hanes singled to right field and stole second base. Kevahn Ebron then singled to drive him in. Rosas connected for his second single of the day and was sacrificed to second by Hanes, but was left stranded. In the sixth, PG added an insurance run. Justin Heyn led off with a single past the third baseman down the left field line. Zach Lewis sacrificed him to second and he took third when brother Trevor Heyn reached on an error. With two outs Nathan Wood delivered a single to left field (his second of the day) to plate Justin Heyn.
Alisal pitcher David Miranda performed well, going all the way in the loss allowing just one earned run while striking out five.
Defensively, PG made two outstanding plays during the contest. In the third inning, shortstop Trevor Heyn had a nice pick and throw out of a slow roller at shortstop to get the speedy Valenzuela. In the bottom of the sixth, Charlie McMahon made a fine running catch in right field towards the foul line to end the inning. The Breakers defense was on mission today playing errorless ball.
Pacific Grove pitchers have now thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings (and 20 out of the last 21). The last run scored was in the sixth inning by Carmel on April 26.
Pacific Grove (19-4 overall, 17-2 league) was a perfect 11-0 in April, and this win gave them their 12th in a row–their last defeat coming at the hands of Alisal on March 29. The Breakers host King City on Thursday (May 2) at 4pm in their final regular season home game where six graduating seniors will be honored.
Rosas’ 7-RBI game leads JV Breakers over Alisal 20-6
While the varsity game was noted for its outstanding pitching, the JV game against host Alisal on Wednesday (May 1) saw the Breakers break out their hit sticks for a 20-6 victory.
In a game that saw PG get off to a 13-1 lead by the middle of the fourth inning, seemingly everyone contributed to the effort. Colin Taveras hit a home run in the first inning (and had 3 RBIs on the day), Cy Turner had three hits including a triple and 4 RBIs, JJ Courtney contributed 4 hits (one was a triple) and scored 3 runs and both Jay McMahon and Spencer Nelson added 3 runs apiece. Nolan Wade added a triple and 2 RBIs. But the player who contributed to 40% of his team’s 20 runs was catcher Cristopher Rosas who banged out 4 hits (including a triple), scored a run, and knocked in 7, count-em, 7! Breakers teammates.
Jacob Booker pitched three strong innings (4 Ks) before tiring in the fourth. Mitch Garcia closed out the game setting down Alisal in order in the seventh to end the game.
Going through the offensive stats
JJ Courtney 1-4 (triple, 2 walks, 3 runs, RBI)
Cy Turner 3-6 (triple, 2 singles, 2 runs, 4 RBI)
Jay McMahon 1-2 (single, walk, 3 runs)
Nolan Wade 1-2 (triple, hit by pitch, run, 2 RBI)
Chad Ventimiglia 1-3 (single, 2 runs, RBI)
Mario Bonelli (walk)
Colin Tavares 1-1 (home run, hit by pitch, walk, 2 runs, 3 RBI)
Ryan Destefano (2 walks, run)
Cristopher Rosas (4-5, triple, 3 singles, stolen base, 7 RBI)
Isaac Overstreet (walk)
Mitch Garcia (2 walks, 2 runs)
Kaleb Kuska 1-2 (double)
Spencer Nelson 2-5 (singles, walk, 3 runs)
PG (16-6-1 overall and 16-4 in league) hosts King City on Thursday (May 2) at 4pm.