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.
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 kibskbov.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stats 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
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The Broncos closed out a busy week with a 8-5 road win at Frazier Mt. Friday. The three game week included two wins over Frazier (Tuesday and Friday) and a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Rosamond Thursday. The Broncos bounced back from the Rosamond loss with a quality road win. Aaron Chinzi pitched 5 innings striking out 10 earning the win. Sophomore Kade Wagoner took to the hill in the 6th inning facing the top of the Falcon line up. Kade made his first varsity HDL appearance in a 7-5 game, on the road, in a key game. Wagoner kept Frazier of balance with a heavy dose of curve-balls. The crafty lefty held Frazier scoreless in the 6th and 7th staying in the game after taking a nasty come-backer off the left leg. Wagoner earning the save in a game that goes a long way in boosting the Broncos post season resume.
Offensively the broncos Brodie Maloney, Patrick Mitton and Aaron Chinzi all doubled in a 3-run first inning. Clyde McCoy added a clutch two out single driving in 2 key insurance runs late in the game. McCoy’s single following base hits by Justin Hollowell and Peyton Wagoner. Patrick Mitton delivered an infield single in the top of the 7th inning driving in the Colton Riesen, the 8th bronco run.
Key defensive plays Friday included a great running catch in center field by senior Justin Hollowell and a seventh inning double play started by senior Jake Traynor. Jake snagged a line drive at third base and fired a strike across the diamond to double off a falcon at first base.
Bishop now closes out the regular season with a home and away series with hated rival Kern Valley. Tuesday game is at home, 3:15pm first pitch. Tuesday is senior day at the ball park as the broncos will honor their departing seniors. Thursday Bishop Union will travel to KV wrapping up the regular season. Bishop (6-4) is currently in third place in the High Desert League standings trailing Rosamond (9-1) and Kern Valley (8-2).
All Bronco varsity baseball games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV in the greater Bishop area, and steamed live here at kibskbov.com to the know world. Tell your friends.
cover photo by Gary Young
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Senior Colton Riesen’s Grand slam helps down Ravens
Bishop Union high school baseball sweeps the season series with California City thanks to a big fly from senior captain Colton Riesen. In the bottom of the second inning, with Bishop leading 1-0, Riesen knocked the first pitch he saw from Kyle Livingston over the right field wall for grand slam. Riesen finished the day 2 for 3 driving in 5 runs in the bronco 13-3 win. Jeremy Fie walked three times, singled and scored 4 runs. Joe Mayhugh collected an RBI single. Justin Hollowell went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a single. Clyde McCoy delivered an RBI single, Peyton Wagoner singled and scored 2 runs. Sophomore Blake Johnston collected his first varsity HDL single and RBI.
Aaron Chinzi was the winning pitcher striking out 5 in 4 strong innings. Taylor Brown Steel pitched the final inning. Bishop has a busy week coming up with home games Tuesday (Frazier Mt.) and Thursday (Rosamond), then a trip to Frazier Mt on Friday. All bronco varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and steamed live here at kibskbbov.com.
all photos by Gary Young Photography
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Junior pitcher Aaron Chinzi was great Tuesday, however Rosamond was just a bit better. Chinzi threw a gem on a windy, cold day at Rosamond High School but took the loss 2-1. Rosamond’s Leonard Grimes opened the 8th inning with a double and scored on the game winning single delivered by Tyler Herrick. Prior to the back to back hits in the 8th, Chinzi had allowed just 4 Roadrunner hits, all singles. Chinzi struck out 7 and walked just two batters.
Rosamond Senior Matt Lecomte matched Chinzi pitch for pitch. Lecomte allowed just 4 hits, a double and triple to Colton Riesen and singles to Clyde McCoy and Jake Traynor. Traynor walked twice scoring Bishop’s run in the top of the first on a Riesen RBI ground out. Lecomte stuck out 13 Broncos.
Colton Riesen drives in the games 1st run
Aaron Chinzi strikes out Justin Maslauskas ending the 2nd inning
4-6-3 Double play. Mitton to Fie to Maloney.
Rosamond’s 8th inning game winner.
The Broncos and Roadrunner will play game 2 of 3 in their season series this Friday. The ball game at Bishop Union High School will begin at 3:15. All Bronco boys varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.
1. Rosamond 4-0
2. Kern Valley 3-1
3. Bishop Union 2-2
4. Frazier Mt 0-3
5. California City 0-3
cover photo, Aaron Chinzi. Photo by Gary Young
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