East County Sports

Shortage of pitchers cost Stars twinbill

2021 SAN DIEGO STARS BASEBALL

 

ECS staff report

GRAND TERRACE —- The San Diego Stars semipro baseball team is making a “call to arms” for their summer collegiate baseball team.

They may be left- or right-handed.

Short on pitching after losing the 2020 summer campaign because of the pandemic, the Stars didn’t have enough pitching arms available to losing late in a pair of Father’s Day losses Sunday (June 20) to the Colton Nighthawks in Western Baseball Association held at  Grand Terrace High School near Riverside.

The Nighthawks, members of the WBA North Division, are now in the same division as the Stars after the league was consolidated due to the pandemic.

In the opener, Colton scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to snap ties, including a walk-off winning sacrifice fly by Eric Navarrete.

For the Stars, first baseman Brady Joslyn and center fielder Kyle Pineda both homered.

The second game saw Colton score three times in its final trip to the plate, taking a 4-2 decision in a seven-inning contest. The hit by Joslyn was a three-run shot to knot the game at 4-all in the fifth.

San Diego designated hitter Dallas Seidel pounded a pair of doubles. The player/assistant coach now has six extra-base hit among his 10 knocks this summer, accounting for a league-best 1.036 slugging percentage.

The Stars (5-3 overall, 4-3 WBA) next game will be Wednesday, June 23rd against the Solana Beach Redbirds.  They will be guests at Torrey Pines High School at 4:30 p.m.

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