The Bishop Broncos Baseball team cruised to an easy victory on Thursday, beating Desert 19-3 over a span of 5 innings. Bishop got off to a hot start, scoring 12 runs in the first inning.
Senior, Austin Thomas pitched for three innings, and had quite the game. Thomas surrendered just one hit against the seventeen batters he faced. The pitcher also struck out five batters and walked three. The one hit he gave up allowed for three runs to score.
Junior Austin Chinzi had a successful debut on the mound, when he threw in relief of Thomas. Over two innings, Chinzi took on six batters and struck out three of them. Additionally, no runners got on base while the Junior was on the mound.
Bishop’s pitching wasn’t the only impressive facet of the game for the Broncos. The team’s bats came alive.
Star infielder, Michael Kubiak had another multi-hit game. The senior went 4-4, hitting two doubles, and 3 RBI.
As for three-sport athlete Mark Mayhugh, he had perhaps one of his best games of the season offensively. Mayhugh went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Additionally, power-hitter Cal Omohundro went 2-3 with 2 RBI.
The Broncos have now won four out of their last five games. After dropping crucial games against Boron and Rosamond earlier in the season, the team will need to win all of their league games to have a chance of winning the High Desert League.
Up next for the Broncos, a home game against Nevada’s Mineral County for a non-league match-up.
In front of a huge home crowd, the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Riverdale Cowboys in the semi-final game of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships Division 6. The Riverdale Cowboy went ino the game ranked #5 and the Broncos the #1 ranked team.
After the Cowboys were retired, in order in the top of the first inning, the Broncos would score twice in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Yates would start off by getting a walk, followed by Mike Kubiak getting on base. With two outs, Lorenzo Parra would get a single allowing Yates to come around and score the first run of the game. Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit a double to center bringing Kubiak around to score. At the end of the first inning, the Broncos had the lead 2-0.
After being retired, in order in the second inning, the Broncos would explode at the plate scoring an incredible 12 runs in the third. Justin Yates would get another walk to lead off the Broncos. Mike Kubiak stepped up and hit a double to deep left center, scoring Yates. Brody Maloney, who had five hits in the victory against Kern Valley in the second round game, continued with his hitting ways by smacking a double to the opposite field, which allowed Kubiak to cross the plate. Lorenzo Parra would get his second hit of the game, with a single to center, and Maloney came home.
After Cal Omohundro singled, advancing Parra to third base, Mike Molina would get a walk to load the bases for the Broncos. Jalen Watterson would get the first of his three hits, in the game, with a single to left center which brought Parra home. Hunter Beal followed with a single and Molina scored. After Yates struck out, in his second plate appearance of the inning, Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate.
With a 2-0 count, Kubiak would blow the game wide open when he hit a grand slam home run that landed on the top of the old Library building. With that hit, the Broncos lead was 12-0. The Broncos would add two more runs in the inning and go to the fourth inning leading 14-0.
In the Top of the fourth inning, the Cowboys would get three hits and score their only run of the game.
Going to the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 14-0, the Broncos would add two more runs. With one out, Mike Molina would get a single and bring to the plate Jalen Watterson. Watterson, facing a 1-3 count, smacked his next pitch over the fence in right field, scoring him and Molina.
Justin Yates started on the mound for the Broncos with a strong performance striking out 5 batters, no walks and giving up just 4 hits. Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the top of the 6th inning. He would face 8 batters, striking out 4, and giving up just three hits, ending the game with a strike out to give the Broncos the golden ticket to the Championship game.
The Bishop Broncos will face the Lindsay Cardinals, the number two ranked team, for the Championship on Saturday in Visalia. Lindsay defeated Roosevelt, Tuesday, 15-2.
Lindsay enters the championship game with an over all record of 18-12 and finished league 11-4. The Broncos go into the game 15-5-1 over all and 8-2 in league.
We will broadcast the game for you on 1230AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com Game time is yet to be determined.
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles Softball season came to an end, Thursday, as they were defeated by Marymount in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championships.
The Lady Eagles three runs all came in the third inning in their losing effort. Marymount scored three runs in the first, four in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
The Lady Eagles finished the regular season as Co-Champions with Vasquez.
KIBS/KBOV congratulates the Lady Eagles on a great season!
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.
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.
Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.
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.
From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.
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.
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.
Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.
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.
In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.
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.
Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.
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.
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.
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.
The BUHS Volleyball and Baseball programs had their 7th annual Wine Tasting event last week and it was a smashing success, raising over $6000! Over 120 people attended, consisting of a great blend of repeat attendees and new faces alike!
The funds raised to benefit both programs would not be possible without the support and generosity of so many of our community members. Special thanks to the following business and individuals who donated prizes to our live auctions:
BUHS Welding and Auto shops
Joni Riggs of RugznJones
Body and soul
A&L Auto Shop
Mule Days-Tri County Fairgrounds
Mahogany Smoked Meat
Eastern Sierra Wholesales
And Most importantly, thank you so much to the student-athletes and their families for all of their volunteer time and work to continued success for our high school programs! Go Broncos!
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 traveled to Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday to face Desert in League play.
In the Boys Varsity game, the Broncos took early lead 2-0 into bottom of first and Desert answered with two runs in the bottom of first.
In the top of the second the Broncos took the lead 4-2 after Beal and Rosga scored. In the top of the third inning the Bronco bats came to life as the Broncos would score 9 runs on five hits to increase the lead 13-2. The scorpions were able to get one back in the bottom of the third.
Heading into the fourth inning, with the Bronco’s leading 13-3 the bronco bats remained hot as the Broncos would cross the plate 8 times and take a 21-3 lead off 6 hits.
The Broncos continued scoring in the top of the fifth inning including a home run by Mike Molina who sent one over the left field fence.
The Scorpions were unable to score any runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and e game was called after the Scorpions third out.
The Broncos sent three pitchers to the mound starting with Matthew Rosga. Hunter Beal came took over on the mound in the third inning and Cal Omohundro finished the game.
The Broncos won the game with a final score of 25-3. The Broncos improve their league record to 2-1 and 7-4-1 overall.