Trojans sweep Bruins; earn share of league title with Pleasant Grove

By: Staff Report
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Facing the toughest teams to start the league season, Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys’ baseball team lost three of their first four games.

The team stayed strong, though, taking the final two games from Pleasant Grove to win the series and then swept their final three league opponents to finish with a 12-3 record. When Pleasant Grove took two-of-three games against Jesuit, while Oak Ridge swept Ponderosa, that made the Trojans co-champions of the Delta River League with the Eagles. Since Oak Ridge won its series against the Eagles, the Trojans earned the league’s No. 1 seed in the Division I playoff bracket. Oak Ridge opens postseason play at 7 p.m. Wednesday against either Rodriguez or Franklin at Sacramento City College.

The Trojans finished the regular season with a sweep of the Bruins, starting with a 10-2 win Monday. Tuesday’s game was much tougher, as Oak Ridge pulled out a 2-1 win behind the pitching of Tommy Hummer, who threw a complete game, allowing six hits and only one earned run, while striking out four.

Oak Ridge scored both its runs in the second inning. Ross Dwelley singled and scored on a hit by FP Santangelo, while the team’s other run came on a Ponderosa error on the same hit.

The Trojans finished the year with an 8-4 win Wednesday with Alec deWatteville leading the way with four hits. Brogan Cooper had three hits, while Dwelley and Santangelo had two. Mickey Meinhofer drove in three runs.

Ryan Sullivan pitched into the fifth inning, while Connor Davis finished the game.