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Rebels without a Hit, Three BUHS pitchers combine for a no no

Bishop Union no-hits Bakersfield South

by Arnie Palu
March 9, 2016

The Bronco Varsity Baseball team opened the 2016 campaign with a 12-1 win at Bakersfield South High School.  Three Bronco pitchers combining for a no hitter.  Junior Patrick Mitton started the ball game throwing 3 quality innings striking out four while allowing no hits or walks.  Junior Andrew Allen then entered the game tossing two innings striking out three Rebels.   Senior Zack DeLeo finished the game off with a strong final inning allowing 1 unearned run while striking out two.

The Bronco Offense packed their hitting shoes for Bakersfield knocking out 18 hits.  Ryan Graves put together a strong opening day going 3 for 5 with double and a triple driving in a run.  Graves, a junior, made his return to Bronco baseball after a two year hiatus.  Starting pitcher Patrick Mitton also had a big day at the plate going 5 for 5 with a triple and a RBI.  Sophomore Catcher Brodie Maloney, Zack DeLeo, and Freshman Cal Omohundro all had multiple hit games.

Individual Statistics
WP-Patrick Mitton, 3IP, 4 ks, 0 runs, 0bb, 0 hits.
Andrew Allen, 2 IP, 3 ks, 0 runs, 1bb, 0 hits.
Zack DeLeo, 1 IP, 2 ks, 1bb, 1 run (unearned), 0 hits.
Ryan Graves, 3/5, dbl, triple, 1 rbi.
Patrick Mitton, 5/5, 1 triple, 2 rbi.
Brodie Maloney, 2/4, double, 3 rbi.
Zack Deleo, 3/4, double, 3 rbi.
Lorenzo Parra, 1-4.
Cal Omohundro, 2/4.
Aaron Chinzi, 1/3, 2 rbi.
Peyton Wagoner, rbi.
Andrew Allen, 1-2, double.

Next up for Bishop Union will be a trip to Yerington for a weekend tournament.  Reminder that AM 1230 KBOV will air Bronco High Desert League games beginning with the HDL opener on April 12 at Rosamond.

JV Baseball
Bishop Union 10
South high  5

The Bronco JV opened up a 6-0 first inning lead and cruised to victory 10-5.  Sophmores Trace Sapp and Justin Yates led the way.

Individual Statistics
WP, Justin Yates, 3IP, 8k, 3h, 2bb, 2 runs.
Hunter Beal, 1IP, 3k, 2h, 3bb, 2 runs.
Cade Pascale, 1IP, 1k, 1h, 1run.
Matthew Rosga, BB, run.
Trace Sapp,  3/4, RBI, 2 runs, 2sb.
Cade Pascale, 1/2, 2bb, 2rbi, 2runs, 2sb.
Hunter Beall, 1/3, Dbl, 2rbi.
Justin Yates, 2/3, 2rbi.
Hunter Wasdorp,  2bb, run.
Lukas DiAngelo Zaragoza,  hbp, run.
Austin Thomas, 1/1, run.

“Good effort for game one. Justin Yates had a strong start earning the victory.  Freshman catcher Mark Mayhugh did a fine job behind the plate.”  Coach Palu
Next up is the Yerington tournament this weekend.

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union 14
South High 3

Little Eva Lent pitched 5 innings. 8BB’s, 3 K’s, 3 hits.
Cienna Martinez 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick 2 for 4.
Bailee Piper 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.
Little Eva Lent 1 for 4 with 2 RBI.
Vicky Begay had an unassisted double play at third.

Coaches Comments, “We did a great job of working together by executing routine infield plays, the outfield preventing extra bases and being aggressive on the base path.  We are now 1-4 overall. Next up is Wells at 10:15 and Dayton at 12:00 in the Yerington tournament on Friday.”  Stacy Van Nest

JV Softball
Bishop union 10
South High 0

The Bronco JV improve to 3-0 with a strong win at Bakersfield.  Next up is trip to Yerington.

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Bishop Baseball Awards

Bishop Union High School Baseball announces award winners

The Bishop Union High School baseball program held an awards banquet Saturday night at the Elks Lodge.  The first year coaching staff at BUHS put together a great event to showcase the teams achievements.   Coaches Chris Walston and Chris Connelly praised their graduating seniors while encouraging the underclassman to continue to build a strong program.  The coaches also thanked their assistants Jeff Hollowell, Cubby Saulque and JV head coach Brent Swaner.

The Bronco Varsity finished third place in the High Desert League behind league champion Rosamond and runner up Kern Valley.  Bishop lost three times to Rosamond, all three loses by only one run.  Bishop lost 2 of 3 games to rival Kern Valley, but defeated KV in the regular season finale at Kern Valley on senior day.

Varsity Awards.
MVP-Colton Riesen, senior Catcher.
Bronco Achievement Award-Jeremy Fie, senior Shortstop.
Charlie Hustle Award-Taylor Brown-Steele, senior Pitcher.
Scholar Athlete (GPA over 3.8)-Colton Riesen.
HDL Honors
1st Team
Aaron Chinzi, junior, Pitcher.

Photo by Gary Young.  Pitcher Aaron Chinzi
Photo by Gary Young. Pitcher Aaron Chinzi

Colton Riesen, senior, Catcher.

Photo by Gary Young. Colton Riesen
Photo by Gary Young. Colton Riesen

2nd Team
Patrick Mitton, sophomore, Utility.
Justin Hollowell, senior, Pitcher.
Clyde McCoy, senior, Outfielder.
Brodie Maloney, freshman, Infielder.
Jake Traynor, senior, Infielder.
Jeremy Fie, senior, Infielder.
Honorable Mention
Alex Sipes, senior, Outfielder
All League Academic
Jeremy Fie

JV Awards
MVP-Blake Johnston, sophomore Catcher.
Bronco Achievement Award-Lukas DiAngelo, freshman Infielder.
Charlie Hustle Award-Clifton Yarborough.
Scholar Athlete (GPA over 3.8) Justin Yates, freshman Pitcher.

cover photo by Gary Young.

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Bronco Baseball season ends at Arvin

The Arvin Bears down Bishop Union 6-0

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.

Jake Traynor, hit by pitch.
Brodie Maloney, Single.
Colton Riesen, walk, stolen base.
Alex Sipes, Single.
Patrick Mitton, Single.
Aaron Chinzi, 4IP, 5 runs, 7 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.
Justin Hollowell, 2IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout.

The Broncos are coached by Chris Walston, Chris Connolly, and Jeff Hollowell.

Jorge Gomez touches home after his 4th inning HR. photo by James Tyler
Jorge Gomez touches home after his 4th inning HR. photo by James Tyler
Andy Watt and Arnie Palu had the play by play on AM 1230 KBOV and kibskbov.com.  photo by James Tyler
Andy Watt and Arnie Palu had the play by play on AM 1230 KBOV and kibskbov.com. photo by James Tyler
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BUHS Baseball/Softball head to playoffs

CIF Central Section Playoffs begin

Bronco Baseball will travel to Arvin and the Bishop Union High Softball will walk the streets of Bakersfield in the CIF opening round.  Both teams begin play in their respective playoff brackets this week, with the girls playing Tuesday and the boys playing Wednesday.

The Bishop Union High School softball team travels to Highland High School in Bakersfield Tuesday.  4:00 first pitch. The Highland Scots are 17-12-1 on the season.  The Broncos and the Scots do not have a common opponent in 2015.  The winner of the Broncos-Highland match up will face #3 seed Kern Valley.  Both KV and Rosamond (#2 seed) have byes into the second round of the CIF central section Division 5 championships.

The Broncos baseball team will travel to Arvin Wednesday starting play in the CIF central section division 5 championship.  The Arvin Bears are the #8 seed with a 10-9 record.  Bishop Union is seeded #9 with a 11-8 record.   Bishop Union and Arvin have one common oponent in 2015 with both teams playing a series with Frazier Mt.  Bishop took all three games with Frazier Mt. (9-2, 14-4, and 8-5).  Arvin beat Frazier Mt twice (23-0, 10-7). The winner Wednesday will earn a trip to Delano to take on #1 seed Cesar Chavez high school.  Arvin defeated Cesar Chavez 4-2 in their regular season finale.  The Wednesday 1st round game is set for a 4:00 first pitch and will be broadcast live on AM 1230 kbov and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

cover photo by Gary Young. garyyoungphotography.com

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Broncos Blast Rival Kern Valley

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.

Varsity Softball

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.

JV Baseball

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.

JV Softball

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

Arnie Palu and Andy Watt take cover.  Photo by James Tyler
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt take cover. Photo by James Tyler
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt in Kern Valley Thursday
Arnie Palu and Andy Watt in Kern Valley Thursday
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Kern Valley’s Dynamic Duo Down Bishop

Kern Valley goes deep twice in 14-6 win

Bishop celebrated senior day Tuesday, Kern Valley celebrated the long ball.  The Kern Valley Broncs two stars, Senior Dalton Gallis and Sophomore Zach Bushling both hit home-runs off the library roof in right center field.  Gallis led off the game with a solo shot and Bushling hit a three run homer in the 3rd inning giving KV a 4-2 lead.  The Broncs never looked back.  KV added 4 runs in the 4th, including a 3-run double by Gallis, bronco enemy #1.  Bushling, bronco enemy #2, scored a run in the 5th, then drove in run in the KV 4-run sixth inning.  KV added an insurance run in the 7th, an RBI double by…..that’s right….Dalton Gallis.  Gallis drove in 5 runs on a pair of doubles and the homer, Bushling drove in 4 runs.

The Broncos scored one run in each of the first 4 innings, but could not catch the hot hitting broncs.  Colton Riesen delivered a two out, two run homerun in the bottom of the 7th giving Broncos fans something to cheer about in an otherwise long day.  Justin Hollowell and Brodie Maloney collected RBI’s for Bishop Union.

Broncos Celebrate Riesen's HR. Photo by James Tyler
Broncos Celebrate Riesen’s HR. Photo by James Tyler

Coaches Chris Walston, Chris Connelly, and Jeff Hollowell honored the seniors and their parents Tuesday.  Seniors include Jeremy Fie, Jake Traynor, Colton Riesen, Alex Sipes, Justin Hollowell, Clyde McCoy, Taylor Brown-Steel, Desmond Frank, Quaid Stone, Woodrow Reynolds, and Anthony Brown.

The Broncos now travel to Kern Valley Thursday for the regular season final game.  The game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

The loss drops Bishop to 6-5 in High Desert League play.  The updated standings have Rosamond at 10-1, Kern Valley 9-2, Frazier Mt 3-8, and California City finished at 0-12.  Rosamond hosts Frazier Mt Thursday while Bishop travels to KV.

Varsity Softball
Kern Valley 8
Bishop Union 0

Kern Valley picked up a shut-out win at the Bishop City Park Tuesday, 8-0.  The season series wraps Thursday at KV.

Bronco Stats
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4,   3 singles.
Cienna Martinez.  Walk, sac bunt.
Samantha Riesen,  1-4, Single.
Bailee Piper, 1-4, Single.
Rubee Manuelito, 1-3,  Single.
Aurora Toledo,  1-3, Single.
Payton Tetrick, 1-3, Single, stolen base.
Korina Toledo, 1-3, Double.
Tiraney Andreas, 1-1, Double.
Samantha Riesen and Payton tetrick  shared the pitching duties

JV Softball
Kern Valley 2
Bishop Union 13

The Bronco JV picked up a key win at the city park Tuesday.

Bronco Stats
Jasmine Romero, sacrifice bunt.
Vicky Begay was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.
Destiny Rrank was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Ashley Worley scored 2 runs.
Corrie Campbell was 1 for 2.
Selia Amisone was 1 for 2 with an RBI.
Faith Manriquez was 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.
Gracie Soto was 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.
Julie Cepeda scored a run.
Kassidie Duckey scored a run.
Morgan Cunha was the winning pitcher striking out 5.

JV Baseball
Kern Valley 0
Bishop Union 10

The Bronco JV win in 5 innings via the 10-run mercy rule.  Freshman Lorenzo Para ended the game with a RBI triple.

Bronco Stats
Lorenzo Para, 2 for 3 with a double and triple.
Blake Johnston, 2 for 3 with 2 doubles.
Kade Wagoner and Joe Mayhugh handled pitching duties, shutting out KV.

All Bronco teams will travel to Kern Valley Thursday.

cover photo by Gary Young, Bronco Senior Colton Riesen

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Broncos complete sweep of Frazier

Bishop Union High School downs Frazier

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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Broncos down Frazier 14-4

10 Run 2nd inning propels Broncos

Bishop Union High school varsity baseball found themselves down 3-0 to Frazier Mt, but turned the game around with a 10-run second inning.  Four walks, three singles, and a bases loaded double for Alex Sipes put a 10 spot on the board in the second inning.  Senior Clyde McCoy added a bases loaded triple in the top of the 4th, and later scored on a RBI single from Aaron Chinzi.  With Bishop on top 14-4, starring pitcher Brodie Maloney was pulled for Senior closer Alex Sipes.  Sipes retired the falcons in order closing out the 5-inning mercy rule win.

Jeremy Fie, 0-3 with a walk, Run.
Jake Traynor, 1-4, single, Run.
Brodie Maloney, 1-4, single, RBI.
Colton Riesen, 2-2, 2 singles, HBP, two runs.
Patrick Mitton, 1-2, single, HBP, two runs.
Justin Hollowell, 1-2, single, walk, two runs.
Clyde McCoy, 1-1, triple, two walks, 3 runs, 3 RBI.
Alex Sipes, 1-2, double, HBP, 3 RBI.
Aaron Chinzi, 1-2, single, sacrifice bunt, RBI.
Brodie Maloney, 4 IP, 4 runs, 7 hits allowed, 7 strikeouts.
Alex Sipes, 1 IP, 2 strikeouts.

Next up for the Broncos is a home dual with 1st place Rosamond, Thursday, 3:15 first pitch.  The game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 kbov and steamed live here at kibskbov.com.  The updated High Desert League standings have Rosamond in the top spot at 8-1, Kern Valley in second at 7-2, and the Broncos in third at 5-3.  Following Thursdays game with Rosamond, Bishop will travel to Frazier Mt on Friday, then play a home and away with rival Kern Valley May 5th and 7th.

winning pitcher, Brodie Maloney
winning pitcher, Brodie Maloney
Clyde McCoy
Clyde McCoy
Alex Sipes
Alex Sipes
Alex Sipes, safe at home
Alex Sipes, safe at home

All photos by Gary Young.  http://www.garyyoungphotography.com/

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Riesen Slam Powers Broncos to win

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.

Riesen's big swing
Riesen’s big swing
riesen heading home
riesen heading home


jeremy fie steals second base
jeremy fie steals second base
aaron chinzi
aaron chinzi

all photos by Gary Young Photography

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Bishop vs. Rosamond Gallery

Bishop Rosamond Baseball Gallery

All Photos by Gary Young.  Taken during Bishop and Rosamond’s marathon 13 inning classic played on April 10th.

pregame huddle


11 Aaron Chinzi and Coach Connelly

10 Patrick Mitton and Coach Connelly


game huddle

bronco fans


Jake Traynor


Jake Traynor


Jake Traynor

22 Justin Hollowell
55 Brodie Maloney


55 Brodie Maloney
7 Colton Riesen
55 Brodie Maloney
13 Jake Traynor
55 Brodie Maloney
2 Jeremy Fie
2 Jeremy Fie


7 Colton Riesen

55 Brodie Maloney
11 Aaron Chinzi


1 Clyde McCoy


11 Aaron Chinzi


7 Colton Riesen


2 Jeremy Fie, 11 Aaron Chinzi


12 Alex Sipes


10 Patrick Mitton


2 Jeremy Fie


2 Jeremy Fie


22 Justin Hollowell, 7 Colton Riesen


7 Colton Riesen


7 Riesen and 13 Tranor


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Rosamond outlasts Bishop in 13 inning thriller

Bishop Union falls to 2-3 in HDL with crushing loss

This High Desert League game had the feel of a must win for Bishop Union, and the scrappy Broncos pushed the unbeaten Roadrunners to 13 innings.  Down 1-0 heading into the 7th inning Bishop scratched out a run to stay alive, a theme that would be repeated three more times.  Colton Riesen scored on a wild pitch evening the game at 1-1.  The Broncos would answer Rosamond runs in the 8th, 10th, and 12 innings.  Rosamond would break through for 3 runs in the 13th, and Bishop’s luck would run out with the tying run on second base.  Rosamond left town with a marathon 7-6 win and the top spot in the High Desert League standings at 5-0.

Both starting pitchers were fantastic.  Bishop Union’s Justin Hollowell and Rosamond’s Tyler Herrick both worked 10 masterful innings.  Both seniors went the limit, only being pulled due to the CIF innings restriction.  Hollowell allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out 8, and walking just 3.  Hollowell was economical with his pitches throwing 128 pitches in the 10 innings of work.  Herrick was great allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, striking out 10, and walking 1.  Herrick racking up 130 pitches in his 10 inning of work.  The Broncos really made Herrick play defense as the pitcher was forced to field a total of 8 ground balls.  The 8 chances coming on a combination of bunts and come-backers.  As good as both starting pitchers were, both took a no decision.  Bishop Union Alex Sipes worked three innings in relief giving up 4 runs on 6 hits.  Sipes was saddled with the loss, but kept Bishop in the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th.  Zach Deprofio worked three innings for Rosamond picking up the win.

The Bronco defense was solid behind Hollowell with fine plays turned in by catch Colton Riesen, left fielder Clyde McCoy, third basemen Jake Traynor and first basemen Brodie Maloney.

inning 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13
Rosa    1-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3–7
BUHS  0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-0-1-0-1-0-2–6

Jeremy Fie, 1 for 3, 2sb,run.
Jake Traynor, 0-5, Sacrifice, RBI.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 6, single, run.
Colton Riesen, 1 for 6, run.
Justin Hollowell, 1 for 5, sacrifice.
Alex Sipes, 1 for 6, solo HR, 2 RBI.
Clyde McCoy, 1 for 5, double.
Aaron Chinzi, 1 for 5.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 4, sacrifice, RBI.
Taylor Brown Steele, run.

Bishop has a bye week returning to HDL play on Tuesday, April 21st with a trip to California City.  All bronco HDL games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at KIBSKBOV.com.

Varsity Softball
Rosamond 11
Bishop 3

Samantha Riesen,  3-4, 3 singles, 3 scores.
Sabrina Barlow, 1-4, single.
Korina Toledo,  1-4, single, RBI, and hit by pitch.
Bailee Piper, 1-4, triple and a walk.
Payton Tetrick, 1-3, single.
Tiraney Andreas, 1-3, double.
Hannah Wassdrop, 1-3, single.
Samantha Riesen pitched a complete game striking out 7 and walking 3.

JV Softball

Rosamond 11
Bishop 8

Corie Campbell,  2 for 2, triple and 2 RBI.
Jasmine Romero, 1 for 1, walk.
Julie Cepeda, 1 for 1, RBI.
Ashley Worley,  2 for 3.
Kassidie Duckey,  1 for 2 with 2 RBI.
Ravyn Taylor, Selia Amisone and Destiny Frank all walked twice and scored 2 runs.

Bishop gets one more shot at Rosamond on April 30th.  The games will be played in Bishop.

cover photo, Justin Hollowll, photo by Gary Young.

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Bishop drops heart-breaker at Rosamond

BUHS Baseball falls 2-1 in 8 inning dual

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.

Game Highlights

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.

HDL standings
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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