Kern Valley Varsity teams top Bishop Union
April 27, 2016
by Arnie Palu
Rival Kern Valley got the best of the Bishop Broncos Tuesday. Kern Valley’s varsity baseball and softball teams topped Bishop via the 10-run mercy rule. Bishop exacted a measure of revenge by winning both JV games. Bishop Union will continue their home stand Friday hosting Rosamond. The varsity boys game will be live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on the listen live link.
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 3 (5 innings)
Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling hit a 1st inning breaking ball into the trees outside right field,the rest of his day would be a walk in the park. Bushling’s 2-run home run started a 3-run first inning and set the stage for a KV win. After allowing Bushling to rattle the tree limbs in the opening inning the Broncos walked him three times, twice walking Zack intentionally…with the bases loaded. In a move of ultimate respect, or perhaps fear of property damage, the Broncos choose to walk in a run rather then allow the Kern Valley junior a chance to knock in multiple runs. Following their 3-run first inning KV scored a single run in the 2nd, three more in the 3rd and blew the game open with a 8-run 4th inning effort.
Justin Yates, 4 innings pitched, 15 runs, 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Zack Deleo, 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 strikeout.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, single, hit by pitch, run.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 3, double, RBI, run.
Michael Kubiak, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI, 2 run.
Zack Deleo, 1 for 3, single.
Ryan Graves, 1 for 3, single.
Cal Omohundro, 2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI.
Lorenzo Parra, 1 for 2, single.
Peyton Wagoner, hit by pitch.
Aaron Chinzi, walk.
HDL Varsity Baseball Standings
Kern Valley 3-1
Bishop Union 2-2
California City 1-3
Frazier Mt. 0-4
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 0 (5 innings)
The Bronco Varsity Girls played with just 9 Tuesday. Coach Stacy Van Nest indicates the Broncos played well early, but the hard-hitting Broncs pulled away late.
Little Eva Lent, 5 innings pitched, 10 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.
Peyton Tetrick 1 for 2.
Coaches Comments, “We played with 9 again and had three innings of great ball. We were simply out hit today but I know we can adjust and come back stronger the next time we play. We are now 8-9 overall and 3-1 in league play. Next up Rosamond at home on Friday.” Stacy Van Nest
Kern Valley 16
Bishop Union 17
Coach Patty Cummings reports that the Bronco JV jumped on top 16-9 and held off a tough KV team 17-16. Bishop held KV with the potential game tying run on 3rd base.
Julie Cepeda, 3 for 3, 2 runs.
Alondra Ojeda, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Corie Campbell, 1 for 3, 3 runs.
Selia Amisone, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Drew Dondero, 2 for 3, double, run.
Gracie Soto, 2 runs.
Jasmine Romero, run.
Jenna Andersen, 1 for 1.
Coaches Comments,”It was such a great team effort again by these girls. Everyone added something to get the win, I’m so proud of them for their great attitudes and sportsmanship. The standouts offensively for the day were Julie cepeda going 3 for 3 at the plate and Jenna Andersen driving in the go-ahead run.
Kern Valley 6
Bishop Union 7
Bishop scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and then the go ahead runs in the 6th. A Trace Sapp Sacrifice Fly scoring Lukas DiAngelo put the Broncos on top.
Trace Sapp, 3 1/3 innings pitched, 3 runs, 4 strikeouts.
Cade Pascale, 2 and 2/3 innings pitched, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts. (Win)
Hunter Beal, 1 inning pitched. 0 runs. (Save)
Lukas DiAngelo, walk, reached on error, stolen base, 2 runs.
Matt Rosga, 2 walks, 2 runs.
Trace Sapp, 2 for 3, single, double, sacrifice fly, 2 RBI, 3 stolen bases.
Jalen Watterson, 1 for 4, RBI.
Hunter Beall, reached on error, run.
Cade Pascale, reached on error, run.
Christian Landeverde, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases.
Chance Villar, walk.
Odie DeMoss, run scored.
Bronco Catcher Brady Womack had a great game defensively.
Cover Photo, Kern Valley’s Zack Bushling. Photo by Gary Young.