Zimmer brothers lead Vikings past Torreys
by Dave Thomas
Published - 05/12/09 - 12:39 AM | 2283 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the CIF playoffs right around the corner, local scholastic baseball teams are looking to get on a hot streak in their final weeks of league action.

At La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) School, the Torreys under head coach John Edman fell to La Jolla High 13-9 last Wednesday afternoon in a non-league contest.

Offensively, Derek Hatfield led the charge with three hits, including two doubles, while scoring twice and driving in two runs. Connor Gerhart hit two home runs and drove in three, while Sam Ayala added two hits and an RBI.

LJCD bounced back on Friday in a return to Coastal League play with a 15-3 victory over Francis Parker.

Ben Cohn scattered six hits and two runs over five innings of work, and Jason Gilberg finished with two solid innings of his own.  

“We played some of our best defense of the year, and had great at-bats all game long,” Edman commented.

Gerhart stayed hot, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Anthony Torres went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, Gilberg added two hits and two RBIs and Ben Sweeney had a hit and scored three runs.

LJCD is now 2-2 in the league (4-15 overall) and is in a second-place tie with Bishop’s.

Elsewhere, La Jolla High improved its record last week to 12-8 (1-5 Western League).

The Vikings opened the week with a 9-3 loss to Point Loma, but then got three hits (two doubles, home run) from Kyle Zimmer and two hits and two RBIs from Bradley Zimmer in the win over La Jolla Country Day School. Patrick Christensen chipped in with a pair of hits for La Jolla.

La Jolla finished the week by defeating Canyon Crest Academy 12-2. Kyle Zimmer threw five innings, allowing only one run on two hits to earn his second win of the year. Robbie Beathard led the way offensively, collecting three hits, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases, while Dustin Ouellette had two hits and a pair of RBIs.

“Our guys showed great resiliency by being able to bounce back this week and get back on track,” La Jolla High head coach Gary Frank remarked. “Baseball can be a very humbling and frustrating game at times. It is very easy to get discouraged and give up when you are in a slump. I give our team a lot of credit for being able to pick themselves back up, dust themselves off and get back on the winning track. Hopefully we’ll be able to use this momentum as we finish the last six games of the regular season.”

University City High enters play this week with an overall record of 10-9 (4-3 Western League).

UC scored an 11-0 win over Mission Bay in action last Friday afternoon.

Jonas Noack picked up the win on the mound, while Jon Wright went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Finally, The Bishop’s School dropped a pair of games last week.

In a 3-2 loss to Canyon Crest Academy, Chris Ludwig and AJ Chedrick both had a pair of hits for the Knights.

In an 8-1 defeat to Horizon, Ludwig stroked a pair of hits for Bishop’s.
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