It took a few innings for the Bishop boys to realize they needed to bring it. A slow start turned into a 5 inning win VS the Desert Scorpions on Thursday afternoon at Bishop High.
The first two innings were a continuation of the Rosamond game where the Broncos were embarrassed on their own field.
In the middle of the 3rd inning, Coach Omohondro pulled the team to the side and let them know exactly how he felt. It was memorable for me as I get the luxury of hanging out in the dugout during the games.
The Broncos decided to wake up after that pep talk and dropped 4 runs on the Scorpions in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
That coach “O” love carried over in the 4th inning with the Bronco bats finally living up to their potential, pounded out 10 runs against the Desert Scorpions.
Bronco Jr Jalen Watterson got the start on Thursday and pitched 4 innings giving up just 5 hits against the Scorpions. Jalen helped his own cause with his bat hitting a RBI double and a Home Run over the right field fence in that 10 run 4th inning.
Up next for the Bishop Varsity team in the Cal City Ravens coming to town next Tuesday for Senior Day at Bishop High School.
Cal City is a tough match up and this should be a great game for you all to get the “Bronco Flu” and come out and support the final regular season home game for our Bishop seniors.
The BUHS Volleyball and Baseball programs had their 7th annual Wine Tasting event last week and it was a smashing success, raising over $6000! Over 120 people attended, consisting of a great blend of repeat attendees and new faces alike!
The funds raised to benefit both programs would not be possible without the support and generosity of so many of our community members. Special thanks to the following business and individuals who donated prizes to our live auctions:
BUHS Welding and Auto shops
Joni Riggs of RugznJones
Body and soul
A&L Auto Shop
Mule Days-Tri County Fairgrounds
Mahogany Smoked Meat
Eastern Sierra Wholesales
And Most importantly, thank you so much to the student-athletes and their families for all of their volunteer time and work to continued success for our high school programs! Go Broncos!
Bronco bats were alive and kicking again on home turf against the Frazier Mountain Falcons.
The Falcons only had 8 players at game time so the Bronco’s loaned a body. Junior Hunter Beall was the first Bronco to head over to the Falcon dugout and play right field for the opponents. It was weird, but Hunter being the team player that he is handled it. What was really weird, Hunter came up to bat FOR the opposing team in the 3rd inning off Bronco starting pitcher Austin Thomas and blasted a long line drive over Mike Molina’s head in center field for a ground rule double that gave the Falcons their first RBI of the game ! Ya….weird right ? At this time the Bronco’s were already up by 18 runs, scoring 8 in the first and 10 in the second. But when Hunter crushed that baseball, both teams were cheering. This was a cool moment.
Bishop travels to Kern Valley this Friday for another league game against the Broncs.
Junior Bronco pitcher Austin Thomas pitched a great game giving up just one earned run in 4 innings.
The Bishop Broncos traveled to Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday to face Desert in League play.
In the Boys Varsity game, the Broncos took early lead 2-0 into bottom of first and Desert answered with two runs in the bottom of first.
In the top of the second the Broncos took the lead 4-2 after Beal and Rosga scored. In the top of the third inning the Bronco bats came to life as the Broncos would score 9 runs on five hits to increase the lead 13-2. The scorpions were able to get one back in the bottom of the third.
Heading into the fourth inning, with the Bronco’s leading 13-3 the bronco bats remained hot as the Broncos would cross the plate 8 times and take a 21-3 lead off 6 hits.
The Broncos continued scoring in the top of the fifth inning including a home run by Mike Molina who sent one over the left field fence.
The Scorpions were unable to score any runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and e game was called after the Scorpions third out.
The Broncos sent three pitchers to the mound starting with Matthew Rosga. Hunter Beal came took over on the mound in the third inning and Cal Omohundro finished the game.
The Broncos won the game with a final score of 25-3. The Broncos improve their league record to 2-1 and 7-4-1 overall.
The Bishop Broncos stay undefeated at home with a 31-1 trouncing of Kern Valley. Don’t let the score fool you, it was a close game…….after the 1st inning. The Bronco boys only scored 2 runs in the first.
It took the varsity kids one inning to adjust to the “slower” velocity of KV pitching. Head coach Steve Omohundro was preaching patience from the first pitch and his team listened. 9 runs in the second inning, 10 runs in the 3rd and 10 more in the 4th. Wow !!
Going beast mode at the plate on this fine afternoon was Bronco catcher Lorenzo Parra. When not getting beaned by opposing pitchers,this kid can hit….Who knew ? Parra was knocking the seams out of the baseball at every plate appearance, going 4 for six with 10 RBI’s and hitting for the cycle.
Other stats include:
Michael Kubiak 3 for 4 with 5 RBI’s
Mike Molina walked a bunch and scored 3 runs
Lucas DeAngelo was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s
Justin Yates went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI’s
Pitcher Brodie Maloney 2 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI
Jalen Watterson hit a couple doubles
Next up the Bishop Broncos are heading down 395 to Rosamond on Friday. The game will be broadcast on 1230AM KBOV.
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.
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.
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.
Game 1 versus Tonopah Bishop cruised to a 15-0 victory led by the pitching of Blake Johnston with no walks and 5 K’s.Game 2 versus mineral county : slow start for bishop as they fell behind 0-5, but came back in a phenomenal third inning 2 out rally started by a single by Blake Johnston followed up by a huge double by Mike Molina resulting in 3 RBI’s. A great 3rd and 4th inning of pitching by Cade Pascale with 3Ks and a timely 4th inning single and RBI by Brodie Maloney gave the bishop Broncos a 6-5 victory.
Game 1 versus Dayton resulted in a disappointing 15-0 loss. Dayton’s pitching dominated- holding the Broncos to only 3 hits the entire game. Kade Wagoner and Blake Johnston with a single each and Mikey Molina with a double. The highlight of the Dayton game, however, was a good pitching outing for sophomore Cade Pascale with 5 K’s.
Game 2 versus Yerington was also a loss. Bishop led 2-0 going in to the 5th inning, but Yerington’s bats got hot and they scored 5 in the 5th to get the 5-2 win. Impressive pitching performance by Justin Yates as he held yerington to 3 up 3 down in the first 2 innings.