BCCHS Varsity Baseball Scrapes by Calabasas


Jack Freeman, Sports Editor

The BCCHS Varsity Baseball Team had their first game of the season against Calabasas. It was a close and enticing game that ended in a 2-1 victory for the Patriots. This win gave the team a 1-0 record which is a fantastic way to kick off the season.

The game started off defensively with the first two innings featuring three up three down innings for both teams. The third inning was when the game started to pick up for the Patriots. Eduardo Rosales (21) started a rally for the team with a base hit on the Patriots’ first AB (at bat) of the inning. With momentum building, Alexis Miranda (15) hit a base hit that brought Rosales home for an RBI giving BCCHS a 1-0 lead. The momentum continued into the inning and another run was scored off of a fielder’s choice advancing the lead to 2-0. The inning finally came to a close due to Jorge Navarette (24) being picked off on first base.

Calabasas knew that they needed to start scoring runs in order to tie the game, but the Patriots’ strong defense wouldn’t allow it. The 4th inning ended in three up three down for Calabasas. In the 5th inning, Calabasas had a strong rally but their rally was ended with a big controversial out by Jon Escott (12). The 6th inning is when Calabasas got it together. The team got a big push in the inning with a triple  which later turned into an RBI changing the score to 2-1. Later in the inning, Birmingham had a big error that loaded the bases. Fortunately, the Patriots were able to end the inning without any more players scoring. Finally, the game came down to the last inning, the 7th, and Calabasas was eager to tie the game. With two outs, the Coyotes had players on first and third. Meza wound up the pitch and the Calabasas batter got a great hit and the ball soared in the air into the outfield and was caught to get the final third out and end the game with Birmingham winning 2-1.

A few of the players were asked how it feels to start off the season with a win. When asked how it felt and what the team needs to focus on, Edgar Rivas(8) replied, “The win feels great baby! We need to focus on winning more games.” Ryan Mendoza (4) smiled and said, “The win feels great.” When pitcher Isaac Meza was asked how it felt to be back out on the field he responded, “It feels great to be back out and it’s tiring.” This was a great victory for the Patriots and gave them a lot of momentum entering the season.