• Baseball: Pacific Grove Shuts Out Greenfield 17-0

    – Jon Charron –

    It was the first time in three games that Pacific Grove didn’t enter extra innings. The Breakers routed Greenfield 17-0 to stay undefeated in league play. [03-24-15]

    “It was good to play at our level and be able to make adjustments from team to team,” Pacific Grove head coach Gil Ruiz said about his team not needing extra innings. “The other game [against St. Francis] where the pitcher was really good we swung it well. And [today], the pitcher wasn’t quite as good and we weren’t over anxious. Being able to make those adjustments was why we were able to score 17 runs instead of popping up with guys on base all day long.”

    The Breakers got off to a quick start behind starting pitcher Dan Harrington. Harrington got three quick outs, including two of his six strikeouts in the first inning.

    Senior Chris Fife ignited the Breakers bats with a triple to lead off the bottom of the first. James Donlan would knock him in off of a single, to give the Breakers a 1-0 lead. After Anthony Coppla was hit by a pitch, Dan Harrington crushed the ball, scoring Donlan and Coppla, while picking up a triple himself. Noah Ryan then got an RBI single, to put the Breakers up 4-0. Pacific Grove would score one more run in the inning off of a Colton Moore sacrifice fly to left field.

    “That was the biggest deal for us today,” Gil Ruiz said. “We haven’t done this all year. The fourth, fifth, and sixth innings have been really good. And one, two, three have not. It was really good to watch them [start like that].”

    After giving up his first hit of the game to the Bruins leadoff hitter, Harrington struck out the next three Greenfield batters to end the top half of the second.

    The Breakers would score one run in the bottom of the second, when Anthony Coppla hit a triple. As Coppla came to third, the ball went past the third baseman and into the Breakers dugout allowing Coppla to go home for the run.

    The onslaught of hitting didn’t stop for the Breakers, as they scored four more runs in the third and seven more in the fourth.

    Dan Harrington had an all-around great game for the Breakers, pitching 3 scoreless innings, striking out 6, and giving up only 2 hits. At the plate, Harrington went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored 2 runs. All of his hits were for extra bases, two triples and a double.

    Twelve different players scored at least one run for the Breakers, and nine different players got a hit.

    Asked if a game like this is a good kick start for the team, especially with playing Carmel on Friday, coach Ruiz said that “every game is a kick start. We’re only concerned about ourselves, we don’t worry about anyone else.” Adding, “We just got to make sure that this is what we do every time we come out.”

    Pacific Grove (6-1, 3-0) will next play at Greenfield (3-5, 1-3) on Thursday, March 26, 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 2 2
    Pacific Grove 5 1 4 7 0 0 0 17 12 1

    Stats –

    Pitching

    IP

    H

    R

    ER

    BB

    SO

    WP

    HB

    PC

    (W) Harrington, D.

    3.0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    6

    0

    0

    56

    Moore, C.

    1.0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    1

    0

    0

    16

    Dalhamer, N.

    1.0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    13

     

    Offensive

    AB

    R

    H

    RBI

    2B

    3B

    HR

    BB

    SO

    SAC

    HP

    SB

    Fife, C.

    2

    2

    1

    1

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Coppla, A.

    3

    3

    1

    2

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Donlon, J.

    2

    1

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    Dalhamer, N.

    2

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Boerner, E.

    1

    1

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Takasaki, K.

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Harrington, D.

    3

    2

    3

    3

    1

    2

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Moses, N.

    2

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Boatman, N.

    2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Steward, A.

    1

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Ryan, N.

    2

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Moore, C.

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    2

    0

    1

    0

    0

    Hawes, T.

    2

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Scanlon, C.

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Smith, J.

    2

    1

    1

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 25, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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