ROUNDUP: Henry blanks Ramona; Knights win

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

By Adam Paul

DEL CERRO – The Patrick Henry Patriots would use a four-run second inning combined with strong pitching to down the visiting Ramona Bulldogs, 4-0, on Thursday )Apr. 8) afternoon at the Couch

Patrick Henry (5-3) in the bottom of the second inning took advantage of a leadoff double by Andrew Guana (1-3, R, 2B) who would score when Brady Hull (1-3, R, RBI) laced a one-out single to left field to make it 1-0. After Talin Gardini (RUN) is hit by a pitch, the next batter Nolan Kluge (2-2, R) would single to load the bases.

With the bases loaded, Hull would race home as Bulldogs pitcher Isaac Garcia uncorked a wild pitch to make it 2-0, a couple of batters later with two outs Jake Lowery (1-2, 2 RBI) would drive in both Gardini and Kluge to extend the lead to 4-0.

The four runs scored by the Patriots would be what Dylan Dyresen needed as he would only allow three baserunners the rest of the game. Two of those runners would come via hit-by-pitch and the other a lonely leadoff single in the top of the fifth inning.

Garcia for the Bulldogs (2-6) took the loss as he worked 5 innings in which he gave up 4 runs (all earned) on five hits while walking 2 and striking out 5 on the day.

Dyresen for the Patriots used 76 pitches in his 7 innings of work to garner the complete game shutout victory in which he only allowed 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1 on the day.

Ramona with the loss has dropped five of their last six contests while Patrick Henry has done the complete opposite in now having won four straight games.

 

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 20, MOUNT MIGUEL 1 – Senior Cameron Nicks and sophomore Colby Johnson both drove in five runs as the Knights defeated field-mate Mount Miguel on Thursday.

Johnson and Seth Gilbody shared the pitching chores.

“I wanted to finish the game but, honestly, it made sense to get Colby in for some reps,” Gilbody said.

Juinor Colton White went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and two RBI.

“The pitches were in my zone,” White said. “I reached a bit for some of them but made solid contact and got it through gaps on the field. I was just trying to drive runs in to take the pressure off Seth. Our team has been working hard, so hopefully, we keep this up.”

Senior Kip Famolaro scored four runs in the contest without recording a base hit.

“It was nice to be able to get the job done,” Johnson said. “Our offense was hot today, but Seth was throwing amazing. He still pitched like it was a tie game.”

Junior John Popka had three hits and scored three runs for FCHS.

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