CHS baseball tackles turnaround with strong hitting
Claremont High School varsity baseball won their home conference game against Diamond Bar by 6-5 last Friday. The Brahmas out-hit the Pack by 8-6, but also had four errors to help Claremont stay on top for the win.
Diamond Bar led until the fourth inning when Claremont got three runs to go ahead 4-3. The Brahmas answered back in the fifth with two runs and recaptured the lead. The advantage was short-lived, as the Pack also scored in the fifth and followed up with a run in the seventh to get the win.
Seniors Trent Troncone and Chandler Boldig were strong at the plate each getting two hits, with Troncone scoring three runs and Chandler one. Junior Jack Pavlisin had one hit and a two RBIs and senior Ryan Betancourt added another important hit. Sophomore Kyle Scalmanini and senior Tyler Witt combined for the two remaining runs.
Senior Noah Song pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and five runs. He struck out four and walked three. Reliever junior Travis Moffatt pitched two innings and gave up a single run, struck out one and walked one.
On Saturday the Pack split a non-conference double-header with San Marino, winning the first game 5-1 but losing the second 8-5.
In the first game, Boldig led the team with two hits and three runs, sophomore Matt Hohn had two hits with one RBI, while sophomore Jake Gentry had one hit and one run. Boldig also stole a whopping four bases.
Senior Joseph Lee pitched five and a quarter innings giving up four hits and one run while striking out two and walking four. Sophomore Jacob Barenkopf pitched one inning had no hits or runs but walked one.
In the second game the Pack started out looking like they would win again, but San Marion came back strong starting in the fifth inning when they scored five runs.
Top performances came from senior Isaiah Montoya, who had one hit and two runs. Scalmanini had two hits for one RBI while three players, Josh Jubile, Lucas Arias and Boldig, each had one hit and one run. Senior Nate Moronez pitched four innings, giving up five hits and six runs. He walked three and struck out one. Betancourt pitched two innings for four hits, two runs, one walk and two strikeouts.
Their record is now 1-4 in league and 6-7 overall.
Boys volleyball lost their away conference match against Burroughs in three straight games, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-14, on Friday in Burbank. Their record is now 0-4 in league and 2-9 overall. They face Arcadia on Wednesday.
Most Claremont teams were off for spring break, with competition resuming next week.