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 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.
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