JV baseball faces tough loss against rivals Sequoia


Seiya Mirande

Freshman pitcher David Bedrosian winds up for a pitch. Bedrosian only allowed one of the nine runs allowed by the Scots.

Seiya Mirande, Staff writer

On Wednesday May 4, the Carlmont Scots JV baseball team faced off against the Sequoia Cherokees.

A rivalry game, both teams were eager to come out on top.

The Cherokees quickly got things going offensively. With the bases loaded and no outs, Sequoia’s McKinley Desbrisay drove in the first run of the game with a line drive single into left field. After another RBI single by the Cherokees, making the score 2-0, freshman starting pitcher Rowan Tussy was pulled from the game. With the bases still loaded and no outs, the Cherokees scored another three runs, making the score 5-0 after the first inning. The Cherokees carried that offensive momentum into the second and third innings, scoring three more runs, making the score 8-0.

The Cherokees also limited the Scots offensive production. Sequoia’s pitcher, sophomore Travis Mathieu held the Scots to no hits through the fourth inning.

“We underestimated them,” said freshman Zachary Burgos. “It just goes to show how we can’t let our guard down, even against a weaker opponent like Sequoia. It was a reality check.”

In the bottom of the fifth inning, controversy arose.

Following a controversial call over a pitch that was called a strike, Scot’s head coach Willie Baroncini left the dugout to confront the umpire, which led to Baroncini receiving a warning. Later in the same inning, another call over a stolen base led Baroncini to confront the umpire again. As a result, both Baroncini and the Scot’s assistant coach were ejected.

“I don’t blame coach for what he did,” said sophomore Will Klieves. “It was a bad call and everyone has the right to get upset. Sometimes though, you need to keep your emotions in check.”

Trying to make a comeback, the Scots tacked on three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, the Cherokees were able to get out of the jam and close the game. The final score was Sequoia 9, Scots 3.

“We made a comeback in the final inning, but it wasn’t enough. We need to play well consistently throughout the whole game if we want to win,” said sophomore Aaron Hoch.

This loss makes the Scot’s overall record 14-6 and their league record 8-5.

The Scots will try to build from this loss, as they will face Sequoia again on Friday.