• Baseball: Kacee Takasaki Pitches the Breakers to Victory

    Kacee Takasaki vs. Greenfield

    Pacific Grove picked up their third straight victory on Monday afternoon, behind a complete game shutout by pitcher Kacee Takasaki. [05-04-15]

    – Jon Charron –

    “It was a great team win,” winning pitcher Kacee Takasaki said after his teams’ victory over Greenfield.

    After walking the first batter of the game, Takasaki settled into a nice groove, getting out the next fifteen straight batters he faced. “I just felt real confident today,” Takasaki said. “I felt confident with the outfield, the infield, everyone was doing something right.”

    At the plate, the Breakers scored two quick runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead. After Takasaki drew a walk, he stole second, and moved to third off of a wild pitch. Anthony Coppla then came to the plate and hit a rocket to left center, for the RBI double. Two batters later, James Donlan hit an RBI single to score Coppla.

    In the third inning, Takasaki was at it again, drawing another walk to get on base. After making his way to third base, Takasaki was able to score again, when the Greenfield catcher over threw second base trying to throw out a stealing Dan Harrington.  Andrew Steward then knocked in Harrington off of a double into right field, putting the Breakers up 4-0 after three innings.

    Takasaki didn’t give up his first hit until the first batter of the sixth inning came up. Jo Jo Garcia of the Bruins, hit a single into right field, breaking up the no-hitter. Takasaki made Garcia pay though, when he picked him off at first base.

    The Breakers added one more run in the bottom of the sixth for good measure, when Noah Dalhamer hit a single to score Eric Boerner.

    Pacific Grove will now focus their attention on MTAL rival Carmel, in which they play on Wednesday afternoon. Pacific Grove and Carmel are locked in a three way tie with Soledad for the lead in the MTAL, with each team beating each other once.

    “We started off [this week] with a great game,” exclaimed Takasaki. Adding, “I hope it carries on throughout the week. I think we will do well against Carmel [on Wednesday] and Soledad [on Friday].

    Pacific Grove (16-7, 12-2) will next play at Carmel (16-6, 13-2) on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

    Box Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits Errors
    Greenfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Pacific Grove 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 6 1

    Stats –

    Pitching

    IP

    H

    R

    ER

    BB

    SO

    WP

    HB

    PC

    (W) Takasaki, K.

    7.0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    7

    0

    0

    75

     

    Offensive

    AB

    R

    H

    RBI

    2B

    3B

    HR

    BB

    SO

    SAC

    HP

    SB

    Fife, C.

    3

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Coppla, A.

    3

    1

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Donlon, J.

    3

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Boerner, E.

    2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Takasaki, K.

    1

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Harrington,D.

    2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Moses, N.

    3

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Smith, J.

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Steward, A.

    2

    0

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Dalahmer, N.

    1

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Scanlon, C.

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 5, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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