Samohi Baseball Routs Roosevelt 9-1 In Dominant Home Victory

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013, 1:38:00 PM

Jonathan Ghattas

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It was the top half of the third inning and Roosevelt (1-3) had scored the first run of the game following a throwing error by Samohi's (4-1) first baseman Connor Greene.  Greene looked to redeem himself at the plate on his next at bat at home Tuesday afternoon.

“I definitely was looking to make up for that easy run that I gave them,” said Greene.

With lead-off man Alex Turner setting the

table with a single to start the inning, Greene stepped up to the plate with

a chance to drive in two runs. After working the count 2-1, Greene smacked a

single to center field allowing both runners to score and put the Vikings up

2-1.

“I knew I had to hit it up the

middle and that’s exactly what I did,” said Greene.

By the end of the game the Vikings offense had exploded over the Rough Riders 9-1 and dominated the pitching game by utilizing their deep roster of pitchers in the bullpen and collecting eleven hits as a team.

Strong pitching by starter

Eli Bieber and timely hitting by Greene led the Vikings to their third straight victory.

The first

two runs opened up the Vikings offense as they scored multiple runs in

each of the next three innings to put away the Rough Riders.

But before the offense

could strike again, starting pitcher Eli Bieber had to work himself out of a

bases loaded jam in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Bieber got the next two batters out to end

the fourth inning after walking a batter and allowing back-to-back singles.

Bieber then got the first two batters out to start the fifth

inning before surrendering three straight walks and ending his night.

Samohi

head coach Kurt Schwengel would then call on his plethora of relievers

to end the bases loaded threat.

Relief

pitcher Nick Jimenez did just that and struck out opposing Roosevelt starting

pitcher Robert Contreras stalling the Rough Riders offense yet again.

“We are so deep it makes it hard on

me because we have so many options,” said Schwengel. “It’s not easy to choose

who to pitch each day, but it’s a good problem to have.”

Eli Bieber finished the game

tossing an effective four and two-thirds innings.

Bieber allowed one earned run while

walking four batters, striking out seven, and earning the win.

Greene finished his day with two hits, three RBI’s, a run and a stolen base. 

Vikings Alex Turner had another strong

performance at the plate and running the bases as he accumulated two hits, two

runs, two stolen bases, and an RBI. 

Next game for Samohi is against Woodrow Wilson

(2-3) in a double-header at home Tuesday starting at 1:30

p.m.

 

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