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.
Game time on Tuesday is 3:00pm.
Story by Deston Rogers
Photos by Gary Young
Bishop Bronco Baseball Victorious vs Mammoth
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.
Photos by Gary Young Photography
2018 KBOV 1230AM Bishop Bronco Broadcast Baseball Schedule:
**Note all games as set to start at 3:15pm. Subject to change**
April 10 at Home vs. Kern Valley
April 13 at Rosamond
April 17 at Desert
April 20 at Cal City
Apr 24 at Home vs. Frazier Mountain
April 27 at Kern Valley
May 1 at Home vs. Rosamond
May 4 at Home vs. Desert
May 8 at Home vs. Cal City
May 10 at Frazier Mountain
Big Win For Bronco Varsity Football
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
Broncos VS Roadrunners
The Bishop Broncos hosted Rosamond for a High Desert league game on Friday at Bishop High School. Bronco pitcher Cade Pascale was tagged for 3 runs in the first two innings and then found his groove and pitched well.
The Bronco batting was the downfall to this match up as Bishop came to the plate 29 times and managed just one hit by Druw Allen.
The Desert Scorpions was not able to field a team for Tuesday’s game VS the Bishop Broncos, So the next game is Friday against Cal City at Bishop High School. First pitch scheduled for 3:15pm.
Pascale 6 inn, 2 er, 6ks
Hunter Waasdorp: 3 rbi
BISHOP LADY BRONCOS @ BORON
Posted by Seth Conners
The Bishop Lady Broncos defeated Boron on Friday by a score of 16 to 5. Chay Johnson pitched another complete game going 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 5. She also went 3 for 4 at the plate with a homer and 4 RBI. The lady broncos were down 5 to 3 after 4 innings, but they exploded in the 5th with 8 runs on 8 hits. They’re now 7-1-1 on the year.
Shawnau Johnson: 5 for 5, 3 triples, 4 RBI
Alondra Ojeda: 2 for 5, double
Peyton Tetrick: 2 for 5
Hannah Waasdorp: 1 for 3, home run, 2 RBI
Drew Dondero: 1 for 4, double
Julie Cepeda: 1 for 2
Vic Begay: 1 for 4
BISHOP @ BORON
Posted by Seth Conners
The Bishop Broncos had their three game win streak snapped on Friday, by Boron High, by a score of 10 to 0. The Broncos only two hits of the game came from Brodie Moroney and Blake Johnston. The game was called after 5 innings for the sake of mercy.
Lone Pine softball team defeats Desert Christian in perfect weather on Saturday
Posted by Seth Conners