It took a few innings for the Bishop boys to realize they needed to bring it. A slow start turned into a 5 inning win VS the Desert Scorpions on Thursday afternoon at Bishop High.
The first two innings were a continuation of the Rosamond game where the Broncos were embarrassed on their own field.
In the middle of the 3rd inning, Coach Omohondro pulled the team to the side and let them know exactly how he felt. It was memorable for me as I get the luxury of hanging out in the dugout during the games.
The Broncos decided to wake up after that pep talk and dropped 4 runs on the Scorpions in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
That coach “O” love carried over in the 4th inning with the Bronco bats finally living up to their potential, pounded out 10 runs against the Desert Scorpions.
Bronco Jr Jalen Watterson got the start on Thursday and pitched 4 innings giving up just 5 hits against the Scorpions. Jalen helped his own cause with his bat hitting a RBI double and a Home Run over the right field fence in that 10 run 4th inning.
Up next for the Bishop Varsity team in the Cal City Ravens coming to town next Tuesday for Senior Day at Bishop High School.
Cal City is a tough match up and this should be a great game for you all to get the “Bronco Flu” and come out and support the final regular season home game for our Bishop seniors.
Bronco bats were alive and kicking again on home turf against the Frazier Mountain Falcons.
The Falcons only had 8 players at game time so the Bronco’s loaned a body. Junior Hunter Beall was the first Bronco to head over to the Falcon dugout and play right field for the opponents. It was weird, but Hunter being the team player that he is handled it. What was really weird, Hunter came up to bat FOR the opposing team in the 3rd inning off Bronco starting pitcher Austin Thomas and blasted a long line drive over Mike Molina’s head in center field for a ground rule double that gave the Falcons their first RBI of the game ! Ya….weird right ? At this time the Bronco’s were already up by 18 runs, scoring 8 in the first and 10 in the second. But when Hunter crushed that baseball, both teams were cheering. This was a cool moment.
Bishop travels to Kern Valley this Friday for another league game against the Broncs.
Junior Bronco pitcher Austin Thomas pitched a great game giving up just one earned run in 4 innings.
The Bishop Broncos stay undefeated at home with a 31-1 trouncing of Kern Valley. Don’t let the score fool you, it was a close game…….after the 1st inning. The Bronco boys only scored 2 runs in the first.
It took the varsity kids one inning to adjust to the “slower” velocity of KV pitching. Head coach Steve Omohundro was preaching patience from the first pitch and his team listened. 9 runs in the second inning, 10 runs in the 3rd and 10 more in the 4th. Wow !!
Going beast mode at the plate on this fine afternoon was Bronco catcher Lorenzo Parra. When not getting beaned by opposing pitchers,this kid can hit….Who knew ? Parra was knocking the seams out of the baseball at every plate appearance, going 4 for six with 10 RBI’s and hitting for the cycle.
Other stats include:
Michael Kubiak 3 for 4 with 5 RBI’s
Mike Molina walked a bunch and scored 3 runs
Lucas DeAngelo was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s
Justin Yates went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI’s
Pitcher Brodie Maloney 2 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI
Jalen Watterson hit a couple doubles
Next up the Bishop Broncos are heading down 395 to Rosamond on Friday. The game will be broadcast on 1230AM KBOV.
New season, new faces, new coaching strategies? Head Coach Steve Omohundro has upped the ante with push-ups! There are a few ways Bishop Bronco players earn the right of doing push ups during the game. One of those ways is strikeouts. If a Bronco player strikes out, he gets the pleasure of doing 10 pushups before entering the dugout…. I like it Coach “O”! Pushup pictures next game for sure.
The Bronco team left the bases loaded in the 1st inning without getting any runs, (no team pushups for that) but the bats came alive in the 2nd inning, lighting up the scoreboard for 6 runs.
Individual stats at the plate:
Mike Molina 1 for 4
Lorenzo Parra 1 for 4 with 2 RBI
Michael Kubiak 2 for 5 with 1 RBI
Hunter Beall 1 for 4
Matt Rosga 2 for 4
Brodie Maloney 2 for 4 with 2 RBI
Justin Yates 1 for 3
The Mammoth pitching was getting in more hits than anyone, nailing Bronco batters with pitches all afternoon. Early season control problems?
Senior pitcher Justin Yates pitched a good game going 5 2/3’s innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Junior pitcher Austin Thomas came in and closed out the game with the final score of 9-2 Broncos.
Next up the annual Yerington tournament in Yerington Nevada.
The motto of this years Varsity football team is “Family”. The Family had each others backs Friday night in Yerington Nevada. The Bronco boys rolled to a 29-12 victory.
Behind the arm and legs of Sophomore QB Luke McClean, who went 6 for 9 passing and ran for 79 yards on 12 attempts, the Bronco offense was clicking on the first game of the season.
Mike Molina is the new running back for the Broncos. and Molina took over the game with his efforts. He rushed for 108 yards with three touchdowns.
Sophomore Wesley Pettet scored his first ever Varsity TD on Friday Night. Pettet shined on defense with 6 tackles against Yerington.
The Bronco defense looked solid all game long. Edward Piper and Hunter Beall led all tacklers with 9 each.
Lorenzo Parra was strong on both sides of the ball. Parra had 2 key receptions in the 4th quarter on offense which kept the Bronco offense on the field and kept the ball away from Yerington which had some momentum in the second half.
Led by head coach Arnie Palu, this Bronco “Family” shined under the Friday Night Lights in Yerington Nevada. Next up – Boron for the Home Opener Friday Night, September 8th in Bishop.
Photos by Gary Young photography
you can check out all of my photos from JV and Varsity at this link
Do you have excess veggies and fruit trees that produce more that you can handle?? Ever thought of selling it at the Farmers Market??
The Eastern Sierra Farmers Market typically begins the end of June and runs into October depending on the weather and the growing season. It’s a good way to get rid of some of your excess and make a little money. The Market is held behind City Hall in the comfort of the shade and grass. It’s not expensive to get a membership with the Farmers Market group to sell your wares. And… it’s not just fruits and vegetables, so long as you follow the guidelines you can sell fresh eggs, jams and jellies, dried herbs and flowers! Check out this link for more information :
The Town of Mammoth Lakes is pleased to announce the start of construction of the Upper Main Street Project. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of May 15 with minor activity outside the paved area. This much-needed improvement will result in a six-foot wide sidewalk on the north side of Main Street/State Route 203 from Mountain Boulevard to Minaret Road. Also included are street lights, a new retaining wall and transit shelter. Southern California Edison (SCE) will also be will be working in the area removing the last of the utility poles.
The Public is advised to take extra care in the area throughout the construction period, expected to run from mid-May through early September. Once work begins, there will be traffic control and no street lighting for most of the 1,600 foot section. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and adhere to traffic control measures. Pedestrians are advised to use the south side of Main Street, taking extra caution as there is no sidewalk on that side.
The project is funded by a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program funds (STIP), the Town of Mammoth Lakes including the developer of the future Mammoth View Project. Mono County Local Transportation Commission was a critical partner in obtaining the Federal STIP funds. Special thanks are extended to SCE, Mono County and the Mammoth View developer for working together to complete the project to underground the utilities through the area. The $3 million project is being constructed by Spiess Construction with day to day monitoring by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and oversight by Caltrans District 9.
On Sunday, May 7, at approximately 10:50 a.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a motorcycle collision with an ambulance responding southbound on Panamint Valley Road one mile south of SR 190.
Karig McCloskey, age 52, of Thousand Oaks was riding a motorcycle southbound at approximately 70 mph, and Kenneth Wheeler, age 47, of Sylmar was riding a motorcycle directly behind him when Wheeler moved over into the northbound lane to pass McCloskey. For reasons unknown, McCloskey drifted into the northbound lane just as Wheeler was passing him, the two motorcycles collided ejecting both riders from their vehicles.
McCCloskey sustained a major leg injury and later succumbed to his injuries on the scene. Wheeler was transported via ambulance to Ridgecrest Regional with moderate injuries. Chp is continuing to investigate the incident.
Rescue crews with search dogs and a helicopter overhead were combing the trails of Yosemite National Park Monday for an experienced hiker and U.S. Navy serviceman who disappeared last week.
The 24-year-old hiker, Alexander Joseph Sevier, an active member of the U.S. Navy, had flown into California from his home in Virginia and entered the park alone on May 1 according to Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the National Parl Service. Sevier was scheduled to check out of a housekeeping camp on Saturday, and when housekeepers at the camp saw his belongings still there on Sunday, they sounded the alarm. Because Sevier is young and in shape from his Naval training, Gediman said they don’t suspect any physical issues befell the hiker, but noted that the Merced River has been running decptively quick and cold from the abundant snow that has swollen its banks.
National Park SAR is continuing their efforts to find Sevier today.