2010 VARSITY PIRATES BASEBALL
W-24 - L-6
PIRATES END SEASON AS SECOND BEST TEAM IN THE CITY.
2010 LA CITY PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Game 30 - MAY 29, 2010
Pirates lose 9-8 as Dream season ends before the last out can be recorded.
The 2010 San Pedro High Varsity baseball squad lived out a dream today. They woke up, put their uniforms on for the last time this season, all knowing that they were about to become only the 7th team in San Pedro High History, to represent the school in the City Championship game. The excitement was in the air, and the players must have felt great because as they arrived at school to get ready for their bus ride, they were greeted by carloads of fans that came to send them off for the championship game ride to Dodger Stadium. As far as the actual game itself, the 9-8 El Camino Real victory over our Pirates, will go down in history as one of the most excited games in Championship history.
The Pirates jumped out to an early two-run lead as Ronnie Galosic reached base on an error, Anthony Canjura singled, Jacob Johnson then hit an RBI single, and Canjura would score on a wild pitch. El Camino answered with a run in the bottom of the first, and the score would remain 2-1 until the forth inning, when Pedro would score one, and El Camino would answer with four. In the forth, Christopher Costa would hit a lead off single, Danny Matienzo would single, and after a sacrifice from the bat of David Carillo, Nathan Etheridge would single home Costa. In the bottom of the forth, San Pedro's Matt Zuvich would retire the first batter before struggling a bit when he walked three batters and gave up a three run triple. The Pirates then turned to Maundo Martinez, who came in to get the final out.
However, as they have done all year, this Pirate team refused to be kept down, and answered El Camino's four run forth with a four run fifth of their own. In the fifth, Dino Boskovich walked, Galosic singled, Canjura sacrificed them over, Johnson hit another RBI single, Danny Matienzo hit a single and RBI, and Nathan Etheridge again hit an RBI single. With a 7-5 lead, the Pirates would give up only one run in the top of the fifth, when Ronnie Galosic took over on the mound to relive Martinez on the mound, getting the Pirates out of a bases loaded jam by striking out two and getting the last batter to fly out to right. The Pirates again answered the call when they scored one of their own in the sixth, when Boskovich would single and would score on an RBI sacrifice fly from Nolan Meadows.
El Camino got a little closer when they score one in the bottom of the sixth, and when the Pirates were held without scoreless a run in the top of the 7th, the game went to the bottom of the inning with the Pirates leading 8-7. In the 7th, Galosic retired the first batter, but after a single from the second, was pulled for San Pedro's ace Jonathan Mata. Mata would make quick work of his first batter who flied out to right, which left the Pirates one out away from the schools second only City Championship, first since 1992. What is meant to be is meant to be, and this years championship was not meant to be, because within a blink of an eye, El Camino batter hit a triple to right that tied the score, and would score himself three pitches later when a Mata pitched ball found it's way to the Dodger Stadium back stop.
Overall, it was a terrific year for our San Pedro Pirates!
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: THE 21 SAN PEDRO HIGH VARSITY TEAM MEMBERS
Game 29 - MAY 26, 2010
Pirates earn trip to City Finals at Dodger Stadium with 8-5 win over Chatsworth.
San Pedro's Jonathan Mata pitched a gem and Danny Matienzo swung a big bat, as the San Pedro Pirate Varsity baseball team upset #1 ranked Chatsworth 8-5, earning themselves a spot in the City Finals, Saturday at Dodger Stadium against Woodland Hills El Camino Real.
On the mound, Mata dominated from the first pitch to the last strike, always keeping the Chatsworth batters off balanced, and closing the door when ever they tried to open it. While throwing the complete game win, Mata gave up five runs, two earned, on three hits, while striking out eight. The most impressive part of the performance was how poised and cool Mata was as he got into jams from walks and errors from his team, but he never gave in, always fighting back to shut the Chatsworth bats down.
On offense, the Pirates made a statement early that they came to play ball, as they put 3 runs on the board in the first inning. Ronnie Galosic led the game off with a single up the middle, and after walks to Jacob Johnson and Christopher Costa, Danny Matienzo hit a single that knocked in two. The Pirates would put a third run on the board, when the Chatsworth shortstop made an error on a ball hit from the bat of Nathan Etheridge. Chatsworth would score two of their own in the second, but the Pirates responded in the third by pushing three more runners across. In the third, Johnson walked and Costa singled, bringing to the plate Matienzo, who promptly put the ball far over the left field wall for a three run homer. Matienzo ended the day with three hits and six RBI. The Pirates would go up 8-3 in the forth, when Dino Boskovich and Galosic walked, Anthony Canjura reached base on an error scoring one, and Matienzo reached on a misplayed ball by the second baseman that bounced off his glove, scoring Canjura.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Jonathan Mata and Danny Matienzo
Game 28 - MAY 21, 2010
Zuvich pitches gem and Galosic hits 2 run Homer as Pirates advance to semi-finals with 3-1 win over Arleta.
San Pedro's Matt Zuvich pitched the biggest game of his life today, shutting down Arleta 3-1, sending the Pirates to the semi-final game next Wednesday against the reigning City Champions from Chatsworth. Zuvich was sharp throughout, pitching 6 2/3 innings surrendering one run on four hits while striking out five. Jonathon Mata came in to save the game, giving up one hit before striking out the final batter, with the bases loaded, to end the game.
The Pirates scored first in the forth when team batting leader Anthony Canjura led off with a double, was moved to third on a fly from Jacob Johnson, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Christopher Costa. Arleta answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning, and the score remained tied until the sixth inning. In the sixth, Dino Boskovich led off with his second hit of the game, which brought up Wednesday's hero, Ronnie Galosic. On the second pitch, Galosic delivered again, this time a 2 run shot over the left center field fence, giving the Pirates the three to one lead for good.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Matt Zuvich and Ronnie Galosic
Game 27 - MAY 19, 2010
Galosic's walk-off sends Pirate Varsity to second round.
After nearly giving the game away on several occasions and ending their season on a sour note, the Pirates turned to senior Ronnie Galosic to save the day. In the bottom of the 9th inning, with two outs, two runners on and two strikes, Galosic clutched up and delivered a 3 run walk-off homerun to give the Pirates a 10-9 win. The Pirates now advance to the second round on Friday and travel to the Valley to take on 4th seed Arleta at College of the Canyons.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ronnie Galosic
Game 26 - MAY 8, 2010
Pirates rally with four runs in the 7th and win 9-7 at Vista Del Lago.
San Pedro traveled to the Moreno Valley Saturday to take on the Ravens from Vista Del Lago High in a make-up game in the Redondo Tournament. The Pirates jumped out to an early leaqd when they scored three runs in the first inning. Ronnie Galosic, who was 3-5, with a double, a run scored and 2 RBI today, singled to start the game. Anthony Canjura the doubled Galosic home, followed by Jacob Johnson, who was 3-3 with a double and scored a run, then doubled himself, scoring Canjura. Danny Matienzo, who went 2-4 on the day with an RBI and a run scored toppped off the 3 run first, when his ground out scored Johnson. The Pirates would eventually need all three of those runs as they would fall behind late 7-5 as the Ravens scored runs in each of the first four at bats, scoring seven runs through the first four innings.
On the mound, Jonathon Mata struggled against a good hitting team in Vista, giving up ten hits through his four innings pitched. Pirate relief pitcher Maundo Martinez though, came in and shut the door down on the Ravens, giving up no runs in his three innings of work, and would eventually pick up the win.
Trailing 7-5 going to the seventh, the Pirates rallied for four runs for their come back win. In the seventh, Johnson walked, a pitch hit Chris Costa, and Matienzo singled. With the bases loaded, Renae Martinez got an RBI when he hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Johnson. Trailing by one and down to their last out, Nathan Etheridge (2-4, 2 runs and an RBI) stepped to the plate and delivered a base hit and RBI to tie the game. A wild pitch then scored the go ahead run, and then a single and RBI from Dino Boskovich (2-4, RBI) gave the Pirates an insurance run.
The Pirates now wait until Wednesday to find out who they will host in the first round of the LA City Playoffs.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Nathan Etheridge
Game 24 - MAY 4, 2010
San Pedro's 4-3 win over Banning sets up League Title showdown on Thursday.
Tuesday afternoon, before their big Marine League showdown with the Banning Pilots, this confident and loose group of Pirate players lined up behind the pitchers mound, had Senior Jacob Maes dip his hands in water, and in his own silly way, blessed each player and their bats for good luck. By the looks on the player’s faces, you would never guess that so much was on the line, but this is how this team is, a very loose group of friends who have fun together and get the job done.
As far as the game, it was as good as advertised, with great pitching, defensive, and clutch performances at the plate. Pirate Starter, Jonathon Mata went the distance, keeping the Banning hitters off balance all day. Mata struck out only three Pilots today, but mixed up his pitches well and as a result the hitters grounded out 15 times and hit two fly ball outs. Leading the defense were the Pirates up the middle as Jacob Johnson made eight plays and Anthony Canjura made five. Dino Boskovich added two great plays at third, while Ronnie Galosic made a nice catch in center.
On offense, Galosic led the game off with a double to right and scored on a single by Johnson. In the second inning, Nolan Meadows reached base on a fielder’s choice and after a single from Blake Mendoza, scored on a single by Nathan Etheridge. Banning scored once in the forth, and took a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but the Pirates clutched up and responded by scoring twice themselves in the bottom of the fifth. Mendoza started the rally by hitting a towering solo homerun over the right field fence. After the next two players grounded out, Galosic hit another double to right, a pitch hit Anthony Canjura, and then Johnson singled in Galosic, who scored the final run in the game.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Blake Mendoza.
Game 23 - APRIL 29, 2010
Pirates tune up for next weeks Banning showdown with 12-1 win over Washington.
The San Pedro Varsity Baseball team took care of business this week by sweeping the Washington Generals, and in the process improved their record to 19-4, and 7-1 in the Marine league. With today's 12-1 win at home, the Pirates set up the possible league title showdown next week against Banning. Today's game saw three Pirate hitters collect two hits, while on the mound Anthony Canjura pitched all five innings for the complete game win.
The Pirates scored runs in all four of innings today, scoring two in the second, seven in the second, one in the third, and one in the forth. Players who had multi-hit games today were Ronnie Galosic (2-3, dbl, RBI and 2 runs), Anthony Canjura (2-3, 2 dbl, RBI and 2 runs), and Danny Matienzo (2-3 dbl, RBI and 2 runs. The other Pirate batters with hits today were Renae Martinez, Nolan Meadows, Blake Mendoza, Chandler Farrow and Mando Martinez.
On the mound, Canjura was consistent and took care of business, going the distance surrendering one run on four hits while striking out eight.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Anthony Canjura.
Game 22 - APRIL 26, 2010
Pirate offense explodes, taking out Generals 25-0 in 5 inning victory.
The San Pedro Pirate Varsity Baseball team scored 25 runs in the first three innings today, then road the arm of pitcher Matt Zuvich, cruising to a 25-0 win against Washington.
The Pirates sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring 10 runs, highlighted by Ronnie Galosic (3-3, 3 runs, 3 RBI) who led the game off with a double and later in the inning hit a three run homer over left center field fence. In addition to Galosic's big first inning, Anthony Canjura, Renae Martinez and Danny Matienzo all collected hits. The Pirate bats came alive again in the third when they scored 12 runs, sending 13 batters to the plate. In the third, with most starters already resting, Chandler Farrow singled, David Carillo (2-3, 3 RBI) singled in one and doubled in two, Jacob Johnson (2-2, 3 runs, 4RBI) doubled in two and tripled in two, Nathan Etheridge singled in two, Dino Boskovich singled in two, and Robbie Ferriera singled and scored.
On the mound Zuvich was almost perfect, facing only 13 Washington batters, walking none while striking out 9. The two teams go at it again on Thursday at San Pedro.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Matt Zuvich, Ronnie Galosic, David Carillo and Jacob Johnson.
Game 21 - APRIL 24, 2010
Pirates rally but fall to Chaminade 3-2 in Redondo Tournament.
A trio of Chaminade pitchers, starter Brandon Katz, and relievers Sam Mercer and Ray Kim, held the Pirate offense to three hits today in Chaminade's 3-2 win at San Pedro. The Pirates made it exciting in the 7th scoring 2 runs, but came up short leaving runners on second and third when Kim got Jacob Johnson to ground out for the final out.
Chaminade scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings off San Pedro Starter Jonathon Mata. Brando Tessar (1-4) led the game off with a double, and scored when Tanner Reibenspies (3-3) singled him home. In the third, Reibenspies struck again with a deep homerun to right center, and in the fifth he singled home Jimmy Jauregue for his third RBI of the game. Mata did keep the Pirates close throwing five innings giving up only six hits while striking out five. San Pedro reliever Armando Martinez did a good job, pitching the last two giving up no runs on one hit, while striking out four.
On offense, the Pirate batters managed just three hits today, with only three total balls making it out of the infield. Ronnie Galosic and Jacob Johnson had infield singles, and Anthony Canjura hitting an RBI double in the seventh to pull the Pirates within one. In the seventh, Chaminade reliever, Mercer, hit David Carillo, walked Blake Mendoza and after a wild pitch ball four to Renae Martinez that scored Carillo, was pulled for the closer, Kim. Kim came in with two on and struck out the first two he faced, and after the RBI double from Canjura, got Johnson to ground back to the box to end the game.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Anthony Canjura
Game 20 - APRIL 22, 2010
Varsity sweeps Narbonne with 7-3 win on the road.
The Pirate Varsity kept the Marine League race tight today with a 7-3 win on the road at Narbonne. Good Pirate hiting today and above average pitching, sealed the fate for the Gauchos.
The Pirates got off to a quick start when Ronnie Galosic (2-3, 2 RBI) led the game off with a homerun, a 375 ft blast over the scoreboard to dead center field. Matt Zuvich started on the mound, and kept the Gaucho hitters in check all day long. The score remained 1-0 into the fifth inning, when Narbonne scored 3 runs, one earned, without a single hit in the inning, or in the game. The Pirates, trailing in the top of the six 3-1, sent ten batters to the plate, scoring 5 runs in the process. Chris Costa (2-4) led off with his second double of the game, Danny Matienzo reached on an error, David Carillo laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt, then Blake Mendoza blasted a double off the wall in center scoring both runners. Nathan Etheridge then walked, Dino Boskovich hit a sacrifice fly to right, Galosic walked, and then Jacob Johnson (2-4 and 2 RBI) doubled in two.
The other story of the day was the Pirate pitching. Today's starter, Matt Zuvich, pitched a strong 5 1/3 innings giving up only 3 runs, 1 earned, while surrendering only one hit, a single to the last batter he faced. Galosic then came in for the save, pitching the last 1 2/3 innings striking out 2 and giving up no runs.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Matt Zuvich and Ronnie Galosic
Game 19 - APRIL 20, 2010
Pirates rain on Gauchos in 8-2 win.
For five innings today, the Pirates and Gauchos played in sloppy, rainy conditions, with the Pirates clinging to a 2-1 lead. Then, just as the sun peaked through, the Pirates got a spark on defense, the bats came alive, and the result was an 8-2 Marine League victory for the Pirates over the Gauchos from Narbonne.
Both teams battled through the cold and rain early, as the Gauchos score an un-earned run in the second inning, and the Pirates responded in the third scoring two of their own. In the third, Chris Costa and Ronnie Galosic both singled, followed by an RBI double from Anthony Canjura and a sacrifice fly RBI from the bat of Jacob Johnson. The spark for the team today though came on defense, when in the top of the fifth, as Narbonne had the bases loaded. With one out the Gaucho, batter hit what appeared to be a foul ball down the right field line, but foul ball was not what Blake Mendoza had in mind. All Mendoza did was make a highlight reel sliding catch, and as the runner from third tagged up and tried to score, Blake threw a bullet to catcher Danny Matienzo who applied the tag for the third out. That play sparked the Pirates as in the Bottom of the sixth they exploded for 6 runs on seven consecutive hits.
In the six run sixth, the Pirates sent 11 batters to the plate with seven in a row collecting a hit. Rene Martinez walked, Mendoza doubled, Costa hit an RBI single, Ronnie Galosic had an RBI single, Canjura (4-4) hit an RBI single, Johnson added a 2 RBI single, followed by singles from Nathan Etheridge and Matienzo.
Jonathon Mata did a great job today, keeping the Pirates close early, pitching the full seven on the mound, giving up 2 runs, one earned, while striking out five. Mata, who battle the poor conditions all day, is now 7-0, and 3-0 in Marine League Play.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Blake Mendoza
Game 18 - APRIL 17, 2010
Pirates bounce back with 11-4 win at Hawthorne.
San Pedro found a cure today for their pitching and offense struggles from Thursday's loss against Gardena, and his name is Anthony Canjura. Canjura not only pitched 5 great innings to secure the win, but also collected three more hits in the process. The Junior has been the most consistent Pirate offensively this year, and leads the team in hits (26) and Batting average (.520).
Today was not all about Anthony though, as several other Pirates found their ways back to hitting the ball hard. Junior Nathan Etheridge also had three hits today, and Dino Boskovich, Danny Matienzo, and Blake Mendoza all added two hits to the Pirate totals. The other Pirate with a hit today was Senior Chandler Farrow who had a single and an RBI.
On the mound, Canjura pitched 5 innings giving up four hits, three runs (1 earned), and struck out three. Ronnie Galosic pitched one inning striking out two, while Jonathon Mata closed the game pitching the final inning.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Anthony Canjura
Game 17 - APRIL 15, 2010
Gardena pulls off 8-6 win at San Pedro.
The Pirate Varsity struggled today in all aspects of the game. The Pirate pitchers surrendered 11 hits, while on offense, the Pirate batters we able to only get three hits of their own.
Matt Zuvich started on the mound, giving up five hits and five runs (only 2 earned)in three and one third innings. Mondo Martinez took over giving up three earned runs on four hits in his two and one third innings of work, while Jacob Johnson then pitched the last inning and a third giving up no runs and allowing two hits.
The Pedro offense was non existent today as they mustered up only three hits off a few non-impressive Gardena pitchers. Ronnie Galosic had an infield single and added another single to the gap in right, while Danny Matienzo hit a nice single to the wall in right center.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ronnie Galosic
Game 16 - APRIL 14, 2010
Late rally lifts Pirates over Gardena 7-0.
Through the first six innings today, San Pedro's ace Jonathon Mata, and Gardena ace Willie Nunez, both dominated on the mound. Mata gave up no runs and only one hit, while Nunez gave up only one un-earned run while allowing no hits. That was until the Pirates came to bat in the seventh, when they scored six runs on five hits, chasing Nunez in the process.
In the seventh inning rally, Blake Mendoza led off with the teams first hit, followed by a misplayed bunt attempt hit from Chris Costa. That brought to the plate Pirate leadoff hitter, Ronnie Galosic, who promptly banged a double to the right center gap, scoring both runners. Other Pirates with hits in the inning included Jacob Johnson, and RBI single, and a two RBI single from Nolan Meadows.
On the mound, Jonathon Mata was dominating. Mata pitched the complete game shut out, giving up one hit, walking one, striking out four, while facing only 23 Panther batters. For the second game in a row, the Pirate defense did not commit an error.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jonathon Mata
Game 15 - APRIL 8, 2010
Canjura and Mata lead Pirates past Carson 9-2.
The San Pedro Pirate Varsity baseball went to Carson Tuesday night and impressively beat the home team Colts by the score on 9-2. The Pirate offense was lead by team batting leader, Anthony Canjura(.561), who was 3-3, scored 2 times, had two RBI, and hit an in side the park HR deep to center field. Other Pirates with hits today were Chris Costa and Danny Matienzo who both had 2, and Ronnie Galosic, Nolan Meadows who both had triples, and Blake Mendoza who had a double.
Pirate starter on the mound, Jonathon Mata seemed to have his best stuff on the year. Besides struggling a bit with his control in the second inning, Mata settled down to pitch 6 great innings, striking out 11 Colt batters. Jacob Johnson came in relief pitching a smooth 7th inning.
The Pirates continue league play Monday, 3:00 PM at Gardena.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Anthony Canjura and Jonathon Mata
Game 14 - APRIL 6, 2010
Pirates win opener 2-1.
The opening day of Marine League play saw Pirates pitchers Matt Zuvich and Jonathon Mata shut down the Carson Colt offense, giving up only one hit and one un-earned run, while the offense scored two in a 2-1 Pirate victory.
Pirate starter on the mound, Matt Zuvich, pitched 6 innings today, giving up one hit and one un-earned run, and reliever Jonathon Mata pitched a perfect 7th inning, guiding the Pirates to the win.
With the Colts leading 1-0 in the forth, Danny Matienzo (2-2, 2 Doubles and 2 runs scored) doubled, and scored on an RBI single from the bat of Nolan Meadows. The score remained tied until the bottom of the 6th, when Matienzo again doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. Blake Mendoza then walked, and with the runners at 1st and 3rd and two outs, Mendoza ran towards second, and intentionally got into a run down. The Colt catcher eventually threw down to second and Matienzo ran to home beating the throw, scoring the go a head run. Anthony Canjura remained hot by contributing 2 infield hits.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Matt Zuvich, Danny Matienzo and Blake Mendoza
Game 13 - MARCH 31, 2010
San Pedro loses control in 11-4 loss to San Diego Parker.
The Pirates struggled to keep their control today, losing 11-4 in their final game of the San Diego Lions tournament. San Pedro combined to make 6 defensive errors, while the pitchers hit 4 Parker batters. The result was San Pedro suffering their second loss of the season.
Starter Dino Boskovich quieted the Parker batters in the first, but after hitting 2 in the second, walking two, and the defense making two errors, Parker took an early 5-0 lead and never looked back.
The offense got un-track in the forth inning, scoring four runs, when Renee Martinez singled, Anthony Canjura doubled followed by a 2RBI single from the bat of Nolan Meadows. Then, the inning was capped off when Sophomore Blake Mendoza blasted his first ever homerun to left scoring two more.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Blake Mendoza
Game 12 - MARCH 30, 2010
Pirates work extra and capture 8-7 win against Rio Americana.
San Pedro Varsity never quit today, down twice, battled back, and came away with an 8-7 win against Rio Americana in the second round game of the San Diego Lions tournament.
The Pirate offense jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when in the first inning Jacob Johnson walked, followed by a single from Danny Matienzo, and then an explosive 3-run homer from the bat of Anthony Canjura. Rio battled back and took a 5-3 lead to the bottom of the fifth, when the Pirates again put 3 on the board. Chris Costa doubled to start the inning followed by a Ronnie Galosic RBI double, then a Johnson RBI double, followed by an RBI single from Matienzo. The 6-5 lead did not last long as Rio posted three more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 7-6 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Dino Boskovich lead off and delivered a dramatic home run to right field to tie the game at 7-7. After pitcher Jonathon Mata shut down the Rio offense in the top of the eighth, and just when it looked as if they were going to have to go to the 9th inning, the Pirates received a gift from the baseball gods. With 2 outs and Renae Martinez on second base, Galosic stepped up to the plate and hit what was a routine fly to center field. Fortunately for the Pirates, the center fielder misplayed the ball as it dropped out of his glove for and error, giving the Pirates the win.
The Pirate pitchers today, Anthony Canjura, Ronnie Galosic, Jacob Johnson and Jonathon Mata were struggled at times with control, but in the end made enough good pitches to get the win.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Dino Boskovich
Game 11 - MARCH 29, 2010
Pirate bats exploded for 15 hits in 15-5 win in San Diego Lions Tournament opener over Clairemont.
The hits just keep on coming for the Pirates, as they opened up the first round of the San Diego Lions Tournament today with an impressive 15 hit attack in their 15-5 win over the home team Clairemont High.
Senior Jacob Johnson led the attack with 3 more hits today, and was just as impressive on defense as he made 8 put outs including two double plays. Other stars on offense for San Pedro today include two hits from Ronnie Galosic (2 RBI), Dino Boskovich (Double and 2 RBI), Anthony Canjura (Double, triple, 2 RBI), Chris Costa (2 Runs and 2 RBI), and singles by Danny Matienzo, Blake Mendoza, Robbie Ferreira, and Nolan Meadows.
Matt Zuvich picked up his fourth win today pitching 4 innings giving up four runs while striking out 3. Mondo Martinez can in relief and pitched the final 3 innings, striking out 3 batters.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: JACOB JOHNSON
Game 10 - MARCH 27, 2010
San Pedro Cruises past West Torrance 14-5.
Through the first 10 games, one thing seems to be sure, the 2010 Pirates can hit the ball. Today against visiting West Torrance, five San Pedro hitters had multiple hit games, the team collected 18 total, in route to a 14-5 victory in the second round of the Redondo tournament.
On a day where starter Jonathon Mata had a bit of a control problem, the defense stepped up making 13 put outs, and committing only 2 errors. On the mound Mata struggled, retiring the West batters in order only one time, the 4th inning. Through 5 innings Mata gave up 5 runs (3 earned), walking 4 while striking out 3. Matt Zuvich came in and pitched the final two innings, giving up no runs while striking out 3.
The offense, was again terrific! 18 hits total, highlighted by 3 hit games by Dino Boskovich (3-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Jacob Johnson (3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Nathan Etheridge (3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI). The trio started the Pirate hit machine off early in the first inning, as Boskovich singled, followed by an RBI double from Johnson, and then an RBI single off the bat of Etheridge. Other offensive contributors today included Ronnie Galosic (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Danny Matienzo (2 hits, 1 run scored), a single and RBI from Chandler Farrow, a double for Renae Martinez, a single and an RBI for David Carillo, a triple for Nolan Meadows, and last but not least, a 3 run Home Run from the bat of Chris "Bubba" Costa, hit 3rd of the year.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: NATHAN ETHERIDGE, DINO BOSKOVICH AND JACOB JOHNSON
Game 9 - MARCH 20, 2010
Zuvich pitches Pirates past Sea Hawks in 6-2 San Pedro victory.
The San Pedro Varsity got a great pitching performance today from starter Matt Zuvich, in route to a 6-2 win over host Redondo in their first round game of the Redondo tournament.
San Pedro's Zuvich, and Redondo starter Dylan Hatch both were in command and at the top of their games today. Through the first 4 innings, all Hatch allowed was one hit to a hot Pedro offense and 1 un-earned run. Not to be out done, Zuvich was in command through 6 innings, giving up only 2 runs, 6 hits, 3 walks, while striking out 7. Jacob Johnson closed the game by pitching in the 7th, picking up the save.
On offense, the Pirates scored first in the second inning, when Anthony Canjura reach base on a Redondo error and scored a batter later thanks to another error. The two pitchers continued to battle back and forth until San Pedro scored again in the 5th when Ronnie Galosic led off the inning with a triple to dead center, scoring a batter later on an RBI Single from Dino Boskovich. In the 5th inning the Pirate offense woke up scoring 4 times. The inning started with a walk from Blake Mendoza, a single from David Carillo, followed by a grounder by Chris Costa that the 3rd baseman handled clean but threw away at second. Galosic then stepped up and came through with a double and 2 RBI, followed by an RBI single from Boskovich. Canjura (.609) remained a hot hitter, ending the day going 2-3 with a double and a single.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Matt Zuvich
Game 8 - MARCH 18, 2010
Varsity continues strong start with 9-3 win over visiting Palisades.
The San Pedro Varsity baseball team continued it's winning ways with an impressive 9-3 win today over the visiting Dolphins from Palisades. Today's game included another strong pitching performance from Jonathon Mata (3-0), with another fine display at the plate from several Pirate hitters.
As the ace of the Pirates pitching staff, Mata, is off to a 3-0 start in the 2010 season, and was on top of his game today. Throwing a complete game today, Mata struck out 11 batters, while surrendered only 1 earned run. Even on a day where he was off a bit in the first inning, Mata battled back to throw 6 more great innings, keeping the Palisades batters off balanced with his off speed pitches and hitting his spots when needed.
As far as the Pirate hitters, they continued to stay hot, collecting 11 more hits, while raising the teams season batting average to .353. Today's offensive stars included three hit performances by Anthony Canjura (.632), and Danny Matienzo (3 RBI), two more hits from Jacob Johnson (.680 and 8 games now with a hit), a clutch 2 RBI single from Nathan Etheridge, a double from Dino Boskovich, and an RBI single from Chris Costa.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Jonathon Mata, Anthony Canjura and Danny Matienzo
Game 7 - MARCH 16, 2010
Pirate's keep on rolling with 10-5 win at Hacienda Wilson.
San Pedro senior shortstop, Jacob Johnson, is proving that he is one of the best players in the South Bay, if not the entire Southland. Through the first 7 games this year Jacob has hit safe in all 7 games, is not only batting a blistering .682 (15 hits and 12 RBI), but he also has 21 put outs at short and has become the teams closer from the bullpen. Today at Hacienda Wilson, Jacob picked up where he left off yesterday by a hit in all four at bats, including a double and an RBI.
Johnson's success has carried over to the entire San Pedro offense as today the team tallied 16 more hits, making it 44 in the past 3 games and 69 through the first 7 games this year. The other Pirate with hits today were senior David Carillo (2 hits and 1 RBI), sophomore Blake Mendoza ( 2 triples and a single with 4 RBI), junior Anthony Canjura (2 hits, 1 RBI, and now batting .600), both seniors Evan Roberts and Danny Matienzo with RBI singles, and sophomore Rene Martinez and his brother senior Mondo Martinez who both had triples.
On the mound, Mondo Martinez was simply spectacular. After scheduled starting pitcher Dino Boskovich went down ill before even throwing a pitch, Mondo was called upon to start, and made the most of his opportunity. All Mondo did was keep the entire Wilson offense off balance for the complete 7 innings masterfully hitting his spots while changing speeds throughout the game. Mondo finished the game giving up only 1 earned run, 4 hits, while striking out 5.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: JACOB JOHNSON AND MONDO MARTINEZ
Game 6 - MARCH 15, 2010
San Pedro Varsity crushes Westchester 15-1.
The Pirate bats were hot again today as the team collected 16 hits in a 15-1 victory at Westchester. Jacob Johnson led the way with a 4 hit 5 RBI performance, followed by David Carillo's 3 hits and 3 RBI's. On the mound Matt Zuvich picked up the win going 4 strong innings while giving up only 1 run.
It was simply another day that the Pirate batters proved that they are a team that can hit the ball. Along with the performances today by Johnson and Carillo, the game also saw another mammoth home run from the bat of Chris "Bubba" Costa, and hits from Ronnie Galosic (2 hits 1 RBI), Dino Boskovich (2 Hits 2 RBI), Nolan Meadows (2 hits), a double from Danny Matienzo, and a single from Blake Mendoza.
Anthony Canjura started on the mound, but left the game after one inning due to a sore shoulder. Matt Zuvich stepped in and pitched a great 4 innings, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out 4 batters. Ronnie Galosic pitched the 6th and Jonathon Mata came in and closed out the 7th.
VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE GAME: JACOB JOHNSON AND DAVID CARILLO
Game 5 - MARCH 13, 2010
Pirate bats come alive in 13-1 victory over Mary Star.
San Pedro Varsity traveled across town today to take on their friends, the Mary Star Stars, and the game took on a special meaning as it matched Mary Star senior Ryan playing against his younger brother, Blake, a Sophomore at San Pedro. Blake's Pirates won the game 13-1, and I am sure Blake now has bragging rights around the Mendoza household.
From the first pitch to the last out, the Pirate hitters came to play as they pounded out 13 hits, including a 3 hit performance from Senior Ronnie Galosic. Galosic, who was 3-4 at the plate including a single, a double, a 3 run Homerun, finished the day with 3 RBI and scored twice. Other Pirates with hits today included Jacob Johnson (2-3, 3 runs), Danny Matienzo (2-4, a double and 2 runs), Anthony Canjura (2-3, 1 run, 1 RBI), Dino Boskovich (1-3, 2 runs), Blake Mendoza (1-3, 1 run, 1 RBI), Chris Costa (1-2, double)and Nolan Meadows (1-3, 1 run). So far on the year, Anthony Canjura and Jacob Johnson continue to shine offensively as they are now batting .583 and .538 respectively.
On the mound today the Pirates marched out 5 pitchers, including starter Matt Zuvich who came away with the victory. Zuvich went the first two giving up an un-earned run, and was followed by Boskovich, Galosic, Evan Roberts and closer Johnson. As a staff today, they combined to quieted the Stars' lineup all day by allowing only 1 run, 3 hits, they struck out 6 while walking only 1.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ronnie Galosic
Game 4 - MARCH 11, 2010
Pirate bats make early work of Roosevelt in 10-0 victory.
The San Pedro Varsity came up with a solid performance on the mound and their bats pounded out 8 hits and produced 10 runs in a 5 inning mercy rule victory today over the visiting Rough Riders from Roosevelt.
The offense was led by senior Jacob Johnson who went 2-3, including a 2 run homerun in the Pirates 7 run 2nd inning, while scoring 2 times and collecting 3 RBI's. The other Pirates with big days at the plate were junior Nathan Etheridge who was 2-2 with a double, a run scored and 1 RBI, junior Dino Boskovich who had a single and an RBI, senior Danny Matienzo who had a single and an RBI, and juniors Anthony Canjura and Nolan Meadows both had a single.
On the mound, Jonathon Mata went the full 5 innings for the complete game victory. Mata faced only 16 batters, gave up no runs, allowed only 2 hits, striking out 5 while walking only 1.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jacob Johnson
Game 3 - MARCH 8, 2010
Costa's blast ignites Pirate offense in Varsity's 6-2 win over LB Poly.
Through 2 games and 5 innings, the San Pedro Pirate offense has been missing in action. That was until Christopher "Bubba" Costa greeted Poly relief pitcher Nikko Stevens by saying hello to a 1-2 fastball, hitting a tape measure 420 ft. bomb over the 30 ft wall in dead center field in today's game at San Pedro.
Before Costa's blast, the Pirates had managed only 1 hit off starter Chris Castellanos, as the crafty left handed pitcher from Poly allowed only one hit to the Pirates through the first five innings. But then came a pitching change to start the 6th, and the 2010 Pirate Offense woke up from it's slumber. In the 6th, the Pirates sent 10 men to the plate, as the rally started and ended with Anthony Canjura. Canjura singled to start the rally, followed by a potential game tying homerun from Ronnie Galosic that the umpire called foul ball. Galosic ended up flying out to deep left, followed by Costa who was called in to pinch hit for Dino Boskovich. All Costa did was deliver his 2 run blast that tied the game and had everyone talking about the distance. Next up, Jacob Johnson singled and stole second, and Blake Mendoza struck out. So, with two outs Danny Matienzo was walked intentionally, and all Nathan Etheridge did was come through and delivered an RBI single. Next up was Mondo Martinez who hit a double and 2 RBI, followed by a Nolan Meadows double and an RBI for himself. When the dust had settled, the Pirates scored 6 runs on 6 hits.
On the mound, Anthony Canjura got the start, and pitched a great 4 1/3 innings giving up only two runs, keeping the Pirates in the game. Canjura gave why to relief pitcher Jacob Johnson, who took the mound for the first time this year, and pitched brilliant. Through 2 2/3 innings, Johnson faced 11 batters, gave up no hits, walked 3 while striking out one, while picking up the victory.
VARSITY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Christopher "Bubba" Costa
Game 2 - MARCH 6, 2010
Torrance does enough to get by San Pedro 5-1, in second game of El Segundo Tournament.
San Pedro's offense struggled to get un-tract today as the team managed only 3 hits at Torrance. Three Torrance pitchers kept the Pirate hitters at bay, always seeming to come up with the right pitch when they needed it. The Pirates stranded 5 runners today, including 3 in the first inning. Jacob Johnson had the teams only extra base hit, a double in the first inning, while Ronnie Galosic and Anthony Canjura each had a single.
Dino Boskovich, who started on the mound, threw 4 1/3 innings, gave up 4 runs on five hits, and did make 3 good plays on balls hit back to him. Others on the mound today were Matt Zuvich and Armando Martinez. Danny Matienzo was solid behind the plate today, and threw out the only runner who attempted to steal. Also on defense, Evan Roberts made 4 great plays at third, and Nathan Etheridge made several great saves at 1st base.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jacob Johnson
Game 1 - MARCH 5, 2010
MATA TAMES THE MUSTANGS 7-3 IN 2010 SEASON OPENER
The San Pedro Pirates Baseball team got off to a great start today as they knocked off the Mustangs from Mira Costa 7-3, in the season opener for both squads. Playing in the first game of the El Segundo Tournament, the Pirate offense scored 3 runs in the first two innings, highlighted by Senior Jacob Johnson's 2 run Blast over the left field fence in the bottom of the first. Other Pirates with hits today included a Double by Anthony Canjura and singles by Ronnie Galosic, Blake Mendoza, and Danny Matienzo.
On the mound, Jonathon Mata shined going the complete 7 innings, allowing just 3 runs and 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9. Behind Mata, the defense shined. Second baseman Anthony Canjura made several nice plays, including a potential rally killing unassisted double play in the 6th inning, while Ronnie Galosic, Jacob Johnson, Chris Costa, and Mondo Martinez all made other fine defensive plays.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jonathon Mata