East County Sports

Hoguiesson HR in eighth lifts Patriots to victory

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

SAN DIEGO (4-14-16)  After trading wins and losses during a rugged preseason schedule the Christian Patriots have taken aim at winning the Central League pennant.

Step one in their title quest began on Wednesday (Apr. 13) when they clipped Clairemont 4-2 in an eight inning battle on the Chieftains’ field.

The Patriots squeezed out a victory with 2 runs in the eighth inning as ZACH HOGUIESSON followed a two-out single by CHASE WEHSENER with his 3rdhome run of the season.

Christian received solid pitching from JOHN GERSHOW and KYLE STOWERS to cage the Chieftains (11-7, 0-2 CL). Gershow allowed only one earned run and struck out 8 in a seven-inning stint to earn his 3rd win in five decisions.

Stowers struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth to post his East County-leading 4th save.

Christian (9-7, 2-1 CL) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. JUSTIN LEDGERWOOD singled and scored on a triple down the left field line by Gershow. GARRETT NIELSEN then chased home Gershow with a sacrifice fly.

“This was kind of a strange game,” said Patriots coach MIKE MITCHELL. “I thought Gershow’s home run over a 16-foot fence 315 feet from home plate was gonna go off the wall, and I think he felt the same way as he broke so fast out of the box. It traveled farther than any of us thought it would go, and that’s a plus for us.”

 

Central League
PATRIOTS 4, CLAIREMONT 2 (8 inn.)
Christian      ab h r bi Clairemont    ab r h bi
Stowers cf-p    3 0 0 0  MJarvis ss     4 2 2 0
Wehsener 1b     4 1 2 0  Mein dh        4 0 1 1
Hoguiesson rf   4 1 1 2  Cortez lf      4 0 2 1
Ledgerwood 3b   2 1 1 0  Rice rf        4 0 0 0
Contreras pr    0 0 0 0  Milo 1b        4 0 1 0
Gershow p-lf    3 1 1 1  Espinoza 2b    3 0 2 0
Nielsen lf      2 0 1 1  JJarvis 3b     4 0 2 0
Hester lf       0 0 0 0  Fitzmaurice cf 3 0 0 0
Cazares ph      1 0 1 0  Long c         1 0 0 0
Beck ss         3 0 0 0  Klein ph       1 0 0 0
NJarvis dh      2 0 0 0  Tizzo ph       1 0 0 0
Maza 2b         1 0 0 0
Josephson c     2 0 0 0
Johnston ph     1 0 0 0
Bessone cf      0 0 0 0
TOTALS         28 4 7 4  TOTALS       33 2 10 2

  Christian   (9-7, 1-0) 020 000 02 – 4  7 1
  Clairemont (11-7, 0-2) 100 000 10 – 2 10 1

GWRBI-Hogueisson (2).
E-Milo, Josephson. DP-Clair 1. LOB-Chr 5, Clair 11. 
2B-Wehsener. 3B-Gershow. HR-Hogueisson (3) 8th, one on. 
SB-MJarvis 2. SF-Nielsen. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
Christian          ip  h  r er bb so
 Gershow W (3-2)  7.0  8  2  1  1  8
 Stowers Sv (4)   1.0  2  0  0  1  3
Clairemont
 Phillips L(4-1)  7.2  6  4  4  3  3
 Nickel           0.1  1  0  0  0  0
HBP-Gershow (MJarvis). WP-Gershow.

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