Bronco Varsity Baseball Dominates in Second Round CIF Playoffs

On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.

Landon Kruse

The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.

Kubiak after his double

Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.

Maloney after his double. Apparently its a “thing”

Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.

Cal after HIS double

From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.

Molina and Parra
Parra waving to his fans

In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.

Kubiak rounding third

With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.

Maloney’s home run face
And then the trot

Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.

Parra after his triple

Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.

Watterson getting ready to smack it

In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.

KV tring to pick off DeAngelo for the 225th time

Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.

Justin Yates was solid
And determined

Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.

The triple for Parra

The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.

Maloney safe at third

The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.

Game time on Tuesday is 3:00pm.

Story by Deston Rogers

Photos by Gary Young