Granite Hills (18-7) used an eight run outburst in the second inning to power past Laguna 14-7 last Tuesday, May 26, on a windy field in Apple Valley. The Breakers young pitching staff was unable to hold the Cougars, whose win allows them to advance to the quarterfinals.
Still Laguna finished the year surprising everyone with their fourth best record in 77 seasons and will return their pitching staff and top hitter for 2016. The team continued their unbeaten string in league play to an Orange County record 48 straight and will shoot for the Southern Section record of 58 consective league wins next season. Coach Mike Bair in four seasons is 91-22, tops among Laguna’s all time baseball skippers.
FINAL stats after 27 games:
Batting Average: .388 Dante Faicchio (So)
Hits: 32 – Anthony Norelli (Sr) , 31 – Dante Faicchio
Doubles: 11 – Dante Faicchio
Runs: 32 – Anthony Norelli
Stolen Bases: 12 – Anthony Norelli
RBI – 22 – Jeff Bruyntjens (Fr)
Innings Pitched: 48 – Ashton Goddard (So), 46 – Blake Burzell (Fr), 24.2 – Will Mcinerny (Jr)
ERA: 2.55 – Will McInerny (4-0), 3.22 – Blake Burzell (6-3), 3.35 – Ashton Goddard (6-3)
Strikeouts: 36 – Ashton Goddard
Team Batting Ave is .335
Team ERA is 3.86
2015 is the first Laguna team with a winning season record without a single home run!