Bronco Baseball

Bishop Union Preps for HDL @ Ridgecrest

Broncos battle Burros Saturday

April 11, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High Schools Varsity softball team and both Baseball teams made the trip to Ridgecrest Saturday.  The JV girls softball teams field did not hold up the heavy rain Friday, and the JV girls double header was cancelled.  Burroughs won all six games Saturday while the Broncos gained valuable field time in advance of High Desert League opening games Tuesday.  Bishop Union will travel to Rosamond Tuesday.  The Varsity boys game will broadcast live in the Bishop area on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live here through the listen live link.

The JV Boys have picked up a game today (Monday, April 11th) hosting Trona.   The JV have also added a home game with Mineral County Friday.  Both California City and Frazier Mt. are no longer supporting JV boys teams.

Boys Varsity
Game 1
Bishop Union 0
Burroughs     12
Patrick Mitton, 1 IP, 8 runs, 1 earned run, 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout.
Justin Yates, 4 IP, 4 runs, 0 earned runs, 6 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 2.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 2.

Game 2
Bishop Union 3
Burroughs   16
Joe Mayhugh, 2 2/3 IP, 4 runs, 5 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.
Cal Omohundro, 1 2/3 IP, 8 runs, 7 hits, 1 walk.
Zack DeLeo, 1 2/3 IP, 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.
Brodie Maloney, 3 for 4,  3 RBI.
Patrick Mitton, 2 for 3, 2 runs, walk.
Michael Kubiak, 1 for 3, run.

Patrick Mitton. Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Justin Yates, Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Michael Kubiak, Photo by Lorenzo Parra
Aaron Chinzi, photo by Lorenzo Parra
Patrick Mitton, photo by Lorenzo Parra
Brodie Maloney, photo by Lorenzo Parra
Lorenzo Parra Jr., photo by Lorenzo Parra
Zack DeLeo, photo by Lorenzo Parra

Varsity Softball
Game 1
Burroughs 11
Little Eva,  2 IP, 7 runs, 7 hits, 1BB, 2 K’s.
Peyton Tetrick,  2 and 1/3 IP, 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 1 K.
Ashley Worley 2 for 2
Little Eva Lent 1 for 2
Haley Hersley 1 for 2
Game 2
Burroughs 11
Katrina Biehl,  2 IP, 9 runs, 7 hits, 2 BB, 1 K.
Peyton Tetrick, 2 IP,  2 runs, 4 hits, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Hannah Waasdorp was 1 for 1
Sabrina Barlow 1 for 2
Jordan Frankson 1 for 3

Coaches Comments, “Overall the Broncos played well against a great team. We had 3 defensive errors on the day, had aggressive base running, and put the ball in play. ”  Coach Stacy Van Nest

JV Baseball
Game 1
BHS  10  (5 innings)
Matt Rosga, 3 1/3 IP, 6 runs, 6 hits, 2 BB, 3 strikeouts.
Hunter Beall, 1 2/3 IP, 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 strikeout
Trace Sapp, 1 for 2
Brady Womack, walk

Game 2
BHS  10 (5 innings)
Trace Sapp, 3 IP, 2 runs, 2 hits, 3 BB, 5 strikeouts
Jalen Watterson, 1 IP, 5 runs, 3 hits
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 IP, 3 runs, 3 hits
Matt Rosga, 1 for 3
Trace Sapp, Sacrifice bunt
Hunter Beall, 1 for 2
Lukas DiAngelo, walk

Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra.  See more at!

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Lone Pine Takes Two from Bishop

Lone Pine Baseball and Softball top Bishop Union

by Arnie Palu
April 7, 2016

Lone Pine Baseball and Softball made the short trip to Bishop Wednesday afternoon for a pair of games.  The Golden Eagles surely enjoyed the ride home taking with them a pair of wins.  Traditionally the Golden Eagles softball team plays the Bronco JV, but this year Lone Pine wanted a shot at the Bronco varsity, they responded with a 7-3 win.  In recent years the baseball match up is on the schedule as a confidence booster for the Broncos heading into High Desert League play.  This year the Broncos leave the Lone Pine game with more questions than answers after a 8-7 Golden Eagle win.  Bishop Union held a 7-4 lead heading into the 7th inning Wednesday afternoon, but Lone Pine put a 4 spot on the board in the top of the 7th to win.

Bishop Union will have one more tune up before league play.  The Broncos travel to Ridgecrest Burroughs Saturday for double headers set for 11am and 1pm.  Bishop Union starts HDL play on Tuesday, April 12 at Rosamond.  Lone Pine continues their busy week hosting Boron Friday.

Varsity Baseball
Lone Pine 8
Bishop Union 7

Lone Pine
Garrett Sullivan, 4 Innings pitched, 6 strikeouts, 1 run.
Juan Hernandez, 1 inning, 1 strikeout, 1 run.
Nicholas Dawson, 1 and 2/3 innings pitched, 3 runs.
Brice Bryce, 1/3 inning pitched.
Garrett Sullivan, 2 for 4, 2 triples.
Ryan Cappello, 1 for 3, double.
Adrian Gonzales, 2 for 4, 2 doubles.
Dylan Noland, 2 for 4, single, triple.
Kyler Francone, 2 for 4.

Bishop Union
Aaron Chinzi, 7 innings pitched, 9 hits, 5 strikeouts.
Pattrick Mitton, 2 for 3.
Michael Kubiak, run.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 3 run.
Cal Omohundro, 2 for 4.
Andrew Allen, 3 for 4, 2 doubles.
Joe Mayhugh, 2 for 3.
Lorenzo Parra, 1 for 3, double.
Peyton Wagoner, run.

Lone Pine 7
Bishop Union 3

Lone PIne
Juliann Jones held Bishop to 4 hits and no walks in 5 innings.
LacIe Jones pitched the last 2 innings with 2 hits, 1 walk
Jessianne Joiner, 2 for 4,  triple, stolen base, RBI.
Juliann Jones, 1 for 4,  triple, 2 RBI
Lacie Jones, 2 for 4, 1 stolen base.
Katelyn Button, 1 for 3, RBI.
Celia Ray,  1 for 3.
Mariah Button, RBI

Bishop Union
Little Eva pitched 7 innings, 7 hits, 8 K’s, 4 BB’s.
Sabrina Barlow, 2 for 3 with a triple.
Bailee Piper, 2 for 3 with a double.
Ashley Worley, 1 for 2.
Haley Hersley, 1 for 3.

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Bishop Union Battles Boron

Bishop Union takes 3 of 4 vs. Boron

By Arnie Palu
March 24, 2017

Bishop Union High School Baseball and Softball played host to the Boron Bobcats Tuesday afternoon.  The varsity games were close, hotly contested ball games while the JV contests were strong Bishop Union wins.  Bronco varsity baseball dropped a one run decision with the varsity softball team winning in come-from-behind fashion, 12-10.  Next up for the Bronco Varsity teams will be home games with Lone Pine Wednesday, April 6th.

Varsity Softball
Boron 10
Bishop Union 12

Little Eva Lent pitched 7 innings, 10 runs, 7 strikeouts, 7 walks, 7 hits

Hannah Waasdorp, 2 for 4 with a double.
Bailee Piper, 1 for 2 with a double.
Jordan Frankson, 1 for 2 with a double.
Cienna Martinez, 1 for 1.
Ashely Worley, 1 for 3.
Destiny Frank, 1 for 2.

Winning Pitcher Little Eva Lent. Photo by Gary Young

Coaches Comments, “We are very proud of this true team effort for a come from behind victory. We were chasing 8 runs going into the bottom of the second inning, 3 runs going into the bottom of the third where we tied it up and took the lead the bottom of the 4th and held on. We are now 5-5 overall. Next up is Lone Pine April 6th.” Coach Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Boron 5
Bishop Union 17

Winning Pitcher, Selia Amisone.
Coach Patty Cummings reports that Freshman Drew Dondero connected on a grand-slam highlighting Bishop Union’s big offensive day.  Next up for the JV girls will be a trip to Burroughs on Saturday, April 9th.

Winning Pitcher Selia Amisone. Photo by Gary Young

Varsity Baseball
Boron 5
Bishop Union 4

Bishop Union dropped a one run decision to the Bobcats Tuesday.  The loss moves the Broncos record to 4-4-1 on the season.  Coach Chris Walston praised the pitching effort of Aaron Chinzi, Justin Yates, and Zack DeLeo.  Next up for the Bronco Varsity will be a home game with Lone Pine Wednesday, April 6th.  The first Bronco Broadcast on KBOV and here on KIBSKBOV.COM is set for Tuesday, April 12th when the Broncos travel to Rosamond opening High Desert League play.

JV Baseball
Boron 5
Bishop Union 22

The Bronco JV were down 1-0 after the first inning but put together 22 runs on 22 hits in the next three innings earning the 22-5 mercy rule win.  The Bishop Union JV will travel to Boron Tuesday, April 5th for a double header with the Bobcats.  Game times are set for 1 and 3pm.
Winning Pitcher Cade Pascale. Photo by Gary Young


Winning pitcher, Cade Pascale, 3 innings pitched, 3 runs, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts.
Matthew Rosga, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts.
Hunter Beall, 1 inning pitched, 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.
Mark Mayhugh, 3 for 5, double, 2 RBI, 3 runs.
Matt Rosga, 3 for 5, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 3 runs.
Jalen Watterson, 2 for 5, RBI, 2 runs.
Hunter Waasdorp, 3 for 4, walk, RBI, 2 runs.
Hunter Beall, 2 for 4, walk, RBI, 2 runs.
Austin Thomas, 1 for 3, walk, Run.
Odie DeMoss, RBI.
Chance Villar, RBI, Run.
Brady Womack, 1 for 2, 2 RBI, Run.
Christian Landeverde, 2 for 2, RBI, 2 runs.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 2, wall, hit by pitch, 4 Runs, RBI.
photos by Gary Young
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Bishop Union Baseball 1-1-1 at Wasco Tournament

Bishop Union Baseball at Wasco Tourney

By Arnie Palu
March 21, 2016

Bronco Baseball played three games at this weekends Wasco Tournament.  The Broncos opened play Friday with a rematch of last years opening round  CIF Central Section playoffs.  Bishop Union fell to Arvin 7-0 to open tournament play.  Next up was a Friday night game with East Bakersfield that ended in the rare tie, 12-12.  The Broncos had the game in control before surrendering 8-runs to the Blades in the fifth inning.  The Broncos were scheduled to wrap the tournament with High Desert League rival Rosamond, however the Roadrunners no-showed at the tourney setting up a Bishop Union, Bakersfield South rematch.  Bishop Union opened the regular season with a trip to South back on March 8th, winning 12-1.  This time around the Broncos pounded the Rebels 26-0  finishing the tournament with a strong win.   Next up for the Broncos is a home game with Boron Tuesday at Bishop Union High School, first pitch is set for 3:15.  The first broadcast of Bronco Baseball on KBOV AM 1230 is set for Tuesday, April 12th as the Broncos open HDL play on the road at Rosamond.

Arvin 7

Statistics (pitching)
Starting Pitcher
Zack DeLeo, 1 and 1/3 Innings pitched. 6 earned runs.
Cade Pascale, 3 innings pitched, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts.
Justin Yates, 2 and 2/3 innings pitched, 1 run, 3 strikeouts.
Statistics (offense)
Ryan Graves, 2 for 2.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 4.
Joe Mayhugh, 1 for 4.

East   12

Statistics (pitching)
Starting Pitcher
Brodie Maloney, 3 innings pitched, 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 strikeout.
Joe Mayhugh, 1 inning pitched, 1 run, 1 strikeout.
Cade Pascale, 1/3 inning pitched, 4 runs, 1 hit.
Justin Yates, 2/3 inning pitched, 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 strikeout.
Statistics (offense)
Maloney, 2 for 2, RBI.
Mitton, 2 for 3, RBI, 2 stolen bases.
DeLeo, 2 for 4, double, 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases.
Cal Omohundro, 1 for 4, 2 RBI.
Michael Kubiak, 1 for 3, RBI, 2 stolen bases.
Graves, 1 for 4, triple, 2 RBI.
Aaron Chinzi, 1 for 3, 2 RBI.

South  0

Statistics (pitching)
Starting Pitcher
Brodie Maloney, 2 innings pitched, 0 runs, 1 strikeout.
Joe Mayhugh, 1 inning pitched, 3 strikeouts.
Cade Pascale, 1 inning pitched, 1 strikeout.
Statistics (Offense)
DeLeo, 4 for 5, 3 doubles, 5 RBI.
Graves, 3 for 4, 2 RBI.
Mayhugh, 2 for 5, double, RBI.
Chance Womack, 2 for 4.
Jalen Watterson, 2 for 4, 3 RBI.
Kubiak, 2 for 4, 4 RBI.
Mitton, 2 for 2, 3 RBI, 2 hit by pitch, 2 stolen bases.
Maloney, 1 for 3, 4 RBI.
Chinzi, 1 for 2, RBI.

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Bronco Baseball .500 at Yerington, next up a stretch in Wasco

Bishop Union Baseball Finishes Yerington Tourney 4-4

March 14, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School Baseball made the annual trip to Yerington Nevada this past weekend.  The Varsity and JV combined for a 4-4 record.  Next up the Varsity will travel to Wasco for a weekend tournament while the JV will be off until hosting Boron on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Varsity Baseball
Game 1
Bishop Union 1
Yerington  6

Individual Statistics
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 2, double, RBI.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, run.

Game 2
Bishop Union 10
Mineral County 3

Individual Statistics
Andrew Allen, 1 for 2, 2 RBI.
Chance Womack, 1 for 1, RBI.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 for 2, 2 RBI.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 1, RBI.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 1, 3 runs.
Winning Pitcher, Aaron Chinzi, 2 Innings Pitched, 3 Ks, 2 hits, 3 runs.
Cal Omohundro, 1 inning pitched, 2 Ks.

Game 3
Bishop Union 0
Dayton   6

Individual Statistics
Cal Omohundro, Double.
Andrew Allen, Double.
Ziggy Armitage, hit.
Joe Mayhugh, hit.
Brodie Maloney, 2 innings pitched, 4 Ks, 2 walks, 4 runs.
Zack DeLeo, 3 innings pitched, 2 Ks, 1 hit.

Game 4
Bishop Union 11
Silver Stage  0

Individual Statistics
Cal Omohundro, 1 for 2, 3 RBI.
Andrew Allen, hit.
Lorenzo Parra, hit.
Ziggy Armitage, hit.
Ryan Graves, hit.
Winning Pitcher, Cal Omohundro, 2 innings pitched, 1 K, 0 runs.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 inning pitched, 2 Ks.

Junior Varsity Baseball
Game 1 (6 innings)
Dayton 5

Winning pitcher Justin Yates, 5 IP, 9 hits, 2 BB, 4 runs, 1K.
Austin Thomas, 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 run.
Matt Rosga, BB, 2 runs.
Trace Sapp, 2/3, 2 runs.
Jalen Watterson, 2/3, dbl, 4 RBI, Run.
Kade Pascale, 2/3, dbl, rbi, 2 runs, stolen base.
Hunter Waasdorp, 1/3, dbl, RBI.
Austin Thomas, 2/3, 2 dbl, RBI.
Brady Womack, 1/3.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1/2, stolen base, run.

Game 2 (3 innings due to time limit)
Big Pine 7
pitcher, Cade Pascale, 1 IP, 7 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 2K.
Austin Thomas, 2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 3 K, 1 BB.
Trace Sapp, 1/2.
Jalen Watterson, 1/2.
Austin Thomas, 1/1, run.
Odie DeMoss, BB.
Lukas DiAngelo, RBI.
Game 3 (5 Innings)
Lowry 7
Matt Rosga, 4 IP, 7 runs, 10 hits, 3 BB.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 IP, 0 runs, 1K.
Matt Rosga, 1/3, run.
Trace Sapp, 2/3, 2 runs.
Jalen Watterson, 2/3, RBI.
Cade Pascale, 1/1, RBI, 2BB.
Justin Yates, 1/2, RBI, BB.
Hunter Waasdorp, 1/1, BB.
Game 4 (4 innings)
Yerington 5
Winning Pitcher, Trace Sapp, 3 and 2/3 IP, 5K, 4 Hits, 5 runs, 5 BB.
Save, Cade Pascale, 1/3 IP, 1 hit, 1 K.
Lukas DiAngelo, Run.
Trace Sapp, 2/3, dbl, 2 runs.
Jalen Watterson, 2/2, BB, 2 RBI, Run.
Cade Pascale, 2/3, 2 RBI, run, stolen base.
Justin Yates, 2 BB, 2 runs, stolen base.
Hunter Waasdorp, 2/2, dbl, 2 rbi.
Odie DeMoss, 1/2, RBI.
The Bishop Union High School JV Game this week with Lee Vining has been cancelled.  Lee Vining is not fielding a team.  The JV will return to action on Tuesday, March 22 hosting Boron.
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Rebels without a Hit, Three BUHS pitchers combine for a no no

Bishop Union no-hits Bakersfield South

by Arnie Palu
March 9, 2016

The Bronco Varsity Baseball team opened the 2016 campaign with a 12-1 win at Bakersfield South High School.  Three Bronco pitchers combining for a no hitter.  Junior Patrick Mitton started the ball game throwing 3 quality innings striking out four while allowing no hits or walks.  Junior Andrew Allen then entered the game tossing two innings striking out three Rebels.   Senior Zack DeLeo finished the game off with a strong final inning allowing 1 unearned run while striking out two.

The Bronco Offense packed their hitting shoes for Bakersfield knocking out 18 hits.  Ryan Graves put together a strong opening day going 3 for 5 with double and a triple driving in a run.  Graves, a junior, made his return to Bronco baseball after a two year hiatus.  Starting pitcher Patrick Mitton also had a big day at the plate going 5 for 5 with a triple and a RBI.  Sophomore Catcher Brodie Maloney, Zack DeLeo, and Freshman Cal Omohundro all had multiple hit games.

Individual Statistics
WP-Patrick Mitton, 3IP, 4 ks, 0 runs, 0bb, 0 hits.
Andrew Allen, 2 IP, 3 ks, 0 runs, 1bb, 0 hits.
Zack DeLeo, 1 IP, 2 ks, 1bb, 1 run (unearned), 0 hits.
Ryan Graves, 3/5, dbl, triple, 1 rbi.
Patrick Mitton, 5/5, 1 triple, 2 rbi.
Brodie Maloney, 2/4, double, 3 rbi.
Zack Deleo, 3/4, double, 3 rbi.
Lorenzo Parra, 1-4.
Cal Omohundro, 2/4.
Aaron Chinzi, 1/3, 2 rbi.
Peyton Wagoner, rbi.
Andrew Allen, 1-2, double.

Next up for Bishop Union will be a trip to Yerington for a weekend tournament.  Reminder that AM 1230 KBOV will air Bronco High Desert League games beginning with the HDL opener on April 12 at Rosamond.

JV Baseball
Bishop Union 10
South high  5

The Bronco JV opened up a 6-0 first inning lead and cruised to victory 10-5.  Sophmores Trace Sapp and Justin Yates led the way.

Individual Statistics
WP, Justin Yates, 3IP, 8k, 3h, 2bb, 2 runs.
Hunter Beal, 1IP, 3k, 2h, 3bb, 2 runs.
Cade Pascale, 1IP, 1k, 1h, 1run.
Matthew Rosga, BB, run.
Trace Sapp,  3/4, RBI, 2 runs, 2sb.
Cade Pascale, 1/2, 2bb, 2rbi, 2runs, 2sb.
Hunter Beall, 1/3, Dbl, 2rbi.
Justin Yates, 2/3, 2rbi.
Hunter Wasdorp,  2bb, run.
Lukas DiAngelo Zaragoza,  hbp, run.
Austin Thomas, 1/1, run.

“Good effort for game one. Justin Yates had a strong start earning the victory.  Freshman catcher Mark Mayhugh did a fine job behind the plate.”  Coach Palu
Next up is the Yerington tournament this weekend.

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union 14
South High 3

Little Eva Lent pitched 5 innings. 8BB’s, 3 K’s, 3 hits.
Cienna Martinez 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick 2 for 4.
Bailee Piper 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.
Little Eva Lent 1 for 4 with 2 RBI.
Vicky Begay had an unassisted double play at third.

Coaches Comments, “We did a great job of working together by executing routine infield plays, the outfield preventing extra bases and being aggressive on the base path.  We are now 1-4 overall. Next up is Wells at 10:15 and Dayton at 12:00 in the Yerington tournament on Friday.”  Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Bishop union 10
South High 0

The Bronco JV improve to 3-0 with a strong win at Bakersfield.  Next up is trip to Yerington.

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Bishop Baseball Awards

Bishop Union High School Baseball announces award winners

The Bishop Union High School baseball program held an awards banquet Saturday night at the Elks Lodge.  The first year coaching staff at BUHS put together a great event to showcase the teams achievements.   Coaches Chris Walston and Chris Connelly praised their graduating seniors while encouraging the underclassman to continue to build a strong program.  The coaches also thanked their assistants Jeff Hollowell, Cubby Saulque and JV head coach Brent Swaner.

The Bronco Varsity finished third place in the High Desert League behind league champion Rosamond and runner up Kern Valley.  Bishop lost three times to Rosamond, all three loses by only one run.  Bishop lost 2 of 3 games to rival Kern Valley, but defeated KV in the regular season finale at Kern Valley on senior day.

Varsity Awards.
MVP-Colton Riesen, senior Catcher.
Bronco Achievement Award-Jeremy Fie, senior Shortstop.
Charlie Hustle Award-Taylor Brown-Steele, senior Pitcher.
Scholar Athlete (GPA over 3.8)-Colton Riesen.
HDL Honors
1st Team
Aaron Chinzi, junior, Pitcher.

Photo by Gary Young.  Pitcher Aaron Chinzi
Photo by Gary Young. Pitcher Aaron Chinzi

Colton Riesen, senior, Catcher.

Photo by Gary Young. Colton Riesen
Photo by Gary Young. Colton Riesen

2nd Team
Patrick Mitton, sophomore, Utility.
Justin Hollowell, senior, Pitcher.
Clyde McCoy, senior, Outfielder.
Brodie Maloney, freshman, Infielder.
Jake Traynor, senior, Infielder.
Jeremy Fie, senior, Infielder.
Honorable Mention
Alex Sipes, senior, Outfielder
All League Academic
Jeremy Fie

JV Awards
MVP-Blake Johnston, sophomore Catcher.
Bronco Achievement Award-Lukas DiAngelo, freshman Infielder.
Charlie Hustle Award-Clifton Yarborough.
Scholar Athlete (GPA over 3.8) Justin Yates, freshman Pitcher.

cover photo by Gary Young.

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Bronco Baseball season ends at Arvin

The Arvin Bears down Bishop Union 6-0

The Bishop Union high school baseball team closed out the 2015 season with a loss in the CIF central section division 5 first round.  Arvin high schools Jose Salinas threw a complete game shut out allowing just 3 hits.  The Broncos managed just three singles, one walk and one hit-batsman vs. Arvin’s Junior pitcher.  The Broncos had only one runner advance to third base, senior Alex Sipes in the seventh inning.  Salinas was matched up with Bishop Junior Aaron Chinzi.  Chinzi pitched 4 innings allowing 5 runs on 7 hits striking out 3 bears.  The Bronco defense committed three first inning errors helping the bears open up a 3-0 lead.  Arvin added a run in the 3rd inning on a RBI single by Nick Flores.  The bears added an insurance run in the 4th on a Jorge Gomez solo homerun.  Chinzi gave way to senior Justin Hollowell in the 5th inning.  Hollowell allowed a single and walked two consecutive bears to load the bases.  Justin got out of the jam with a strikeout and an inning ending 1-2-3 double play.  Hollowell induced a come-backer from Jorge Gomez, fired to home for the first out, and catcher Colton Riesen completed the double play with a perfect throw to first basemen Brodie Maloney.  Arvin did break through against Hollowell in the 6th with an RBI off the bat of Javier Moreno.

Eight bronco seniors played their final games Wednesday, including Jeremy Fie, Jake Traynor, Colton Riesen, Justin Hollowell, Alex Sipes, Clyde McCoy, Taylor Brown-Steele, and Woodrow Reynolds.

Jake Traynor, hit by pitch.
Brodie Maloney, Single.
Colton Riesen, walk, stolen base.
Alex Sipes, Single.
Patrick Mitton, Single.
Aaron Chinzi, 4IP, 5 runs, 7 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.
Justin Hollowell, 2IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout.

The Broncos are coached by Chris Walston, Chris Connolly, and Jeff Hollowell.

Jorge Gomez touches home after his 4th inning HR. photo by James Tyler
Jorge Gomez touches home after his 4th inning HR. photo by James Tyler
Andy Watt and Arnie Palu had the play by play on AM 1230 KBOV and  photo by James Tyler
Andy Watt and Arnie Palu had the play by play on AM 1230 KBOV and photo by James Tyler
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BUHS Baseball/Softball head to playoffs

CIF Central Section Playoffs begin

Bronco Baseball will travel to Arvin and the Bishop Union High Softball will walk the streets of Bakersfield in the CIF opening round.  Both teams begin play in their respective playoff brackets this week, with the girls playing Tuesday and the boys playing Wednesday.

The Bishop Union High School softball team travels to Highland High School in Bakersfield Tuesday.  4:00 first pitch. The Highland Scots are 17-12-1 on the season.  The Broncos and the Scots do not have a common opponent in 2015.  The winner of the Broncos-Highland match up will face #3 seed Kern Valley.  Both KV and Rosamond (#2 seed) have byes into the second round of the CIF central section Division 5 championships.

The Broncos baseball team will travel to Arvin Wednesday starting play in the CIF central section division 5 championship.  The Arvin Bears are the #8 seed with a 10-9 record.  Bishop Union is seeded #9 with a 11-8 record.   Bishop Union and Arvin have one common oponent in 2015 with both teams playing a series with Frazier Mt.  Bishop took all three games with Frazier Mt. (9-2, 14-4, and 8-5).  Arvin beat Frazier Mt twice (23-0, 10-7). The winner Wednesday will earn a trip to Delano to take on #1 seed Cesar Chavez high school.  Arvin defeated Cesar Chavez 4-2 in their regular season finale.  The Wednesday 1st round game is set for a 4:00 first pitch and will be broadcast live on AM 1230 kbov and streamed live here at

cover photo by Gary Young.

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Broncos Blast Rival Kern Valley

Bishop Baseball ends Regular season in style

The Bishop Union High School varsity baseball teams has had it’s share of heartache, but Thursday at rival Kern Valley the team enjoyed sweet victory.  Bishop finishes the 2015 regular season with a dominate 7-3 win improving their overall record to 11-8 (7-5 HDL).  The Broncos finish in third place in the high desert league behind champion Rosamond (11-1) and Kern Valley (9-3).  Frazier Mt finishes with a 3-9 mark and California City goes 0-12.  The Broncos finish in third place, but will be remembered for losing three times to league champ Rosamond by a total of 3 runs, two of the games going extra innings including the 13 inning marathon played April 10th.  The Broncos now await this weekends playoff bracket.  According to the CIF Central section web site, Bishop Union has earned a spot in the CIF Central Section Division 5 tournament.  Bishop will be on the road in the playoffs with the game(s) broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at

In the win over Kern Valley Thursday Bishop Union scored 4 times in the first inning.  All the damage was done against KV’s ace Dalton Gallis.  Jeremy Fie led off with a bunt single, followed by a Jake Traynor RBI double and a Brodie Maloney RBI triple.  Senior Justin Hollowell then singled in Maloney and later scored on a wild pitch completing the 4-run inning.  Bishop added three runs in the 5th highlighted by a Alex Sipes 2-run double.  The seven runs were more than enough for starting pitcher Aaron Chinzi.  The junior threw a complete game, striking out 6, scattering 5 hits allowing 3 runs.

Bishop Union 7
Kern Valley  3

Jeremy Fie, 1 for 3, 2 Runs.
Jake Traynor, 1 for 4, double, RBI, Run.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 4, triple, RBI, Run.
Colton Riesen, 0 for 3, walk, Run.
Justin Hollowell, 1 for 4, single, RBI, 2 runs.
Alex Sipes, 1 for 4, double, RBI.
Aaron Chinzi, 1 for 2.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 3.
Aaron Chinzi, 7 innings, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk, 5 hits.

Varsity Softball

Bishop Union  4
Kern Valley   11

Bishop jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning.  The Broncos held the lead until KV broke through for 4 runs in the 4th, 6 in the 5th and a solo run in the 6th.  Bishop managed two runs in the 7th, but it wasn’t enough.  Kern Valley wins 11-4.   Like the boys, Bishop Union finishes third in the HDL standings.  Rosamond (11-1) is the champion followed by Kern Valley (10-2), Bishop (5-7), Frazier Mt (4-8) and California City (0-12).  The Bronco girls are in the playoffs in the central section division 5.  The bracket will be released this weekend.

JV Baseball

Bishop Union 3
Kern Valley  1

The JV boys closed out their season with a 3-1 win completing the season sweep of rival Kern Valley.  Coach Brent Swaner indicates that Justin Yates pitched 4 shutout innings, Blake Johnston pitched 2 innings allowing one run, and Joe Mayhugh closed out the game recording two strikeouts.  Hunter Waasdorp executed a squeeze play scoring Blake Johnston for a key run in the 5th inning.

JV Softball

Bishop Union 21
Kern Valley   3

The JV softball team closed out their season with a strong win on the road.  Coach Patty Cummings says, “The whole team was hitting the ball.  It was teamwork at it’s best on offense and defense.  The game was a great way to end the season. “  The JV finish the season with a 9-3 record.

Jasmyne Romero, hit, 2 Runs.
Ashley Worley,  5 for 5, 2 homeruns and 4 RBI.
Destiny Frank,  3 for 5, 4 Runs.
Vicky Begay,  3 for 5, triple, double, 2 RBI.
Yeehobie Jackson,  1 for 3.
Kassidie Duckey,  1 for 3.
Faith Manriquez, 1 for 5.
Gracie Soto 2 for 5.
Pitching,Morgan Cunha, 5 inning complete game, 3 strikeouts.

Coach Cummings wanted to thank Janice & John Worley for all their help this year along with Bonnie Barlow and assistant coach Brad Rockwell and all the parents that came out and supported the girls this season and wishes the varsity girls good luck in their playoff run.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Jeremy Fie and Aaron Chinzi

Arnie Palu and Andy Watt take cover.  Photo by James Tyler
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt take cover. Photo by James Tyler
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt in Kern Valley Thursday
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt in Kern Valley Thursday
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