Catch Lose Season Finale

Game Recap 7/27/16 from So. Cal. FCA Baseball on Vimeo.


By Keaton A. Moore – Sports Information

La Mirada, CA- As the top four teams in the California Collegiate League prepare for playoffs, the sun set on the Southern California Catch’s 2016 season with their 2-11 loss to the Long Beach Legends. Ending the season with a three-game losing streak, the Catch wrap up their fourth season with a 27-22 overall record and 16-20 in conference.

Through the first four innings of the game, the Catch defense provided little support to starting pitcher Jacob Gonzalez (San Jose State University) and committed six errors before the fifth inning. The Catch defense was responsible for four of Gonzalez’s total five runs.

Meanwhile, down 0-5, the Catch offense struggled to get going. After being no-hit through three innings, shortstop Austin Bull (Grand Canyon University) ran out a bunt for Southern California’s first hit of the game. It was not until the bottom of the sixth when catcher Rawley Hughes (Biola University) broke up the one-hitter and the shut out with his first home run of the summer. However, his home run was marked with an asterisks as the Catch went on to lose their season finale to Long Beach 2-11.

In an unusual double switch, second baseman Josh Rojas (University of Hawaii-Manoa) relieved right-handed pitcher Daniel Jang (Biola University) in the top of the eighth inning. However, instead of returning to the dugout, Jang took his place at second base and held the position through the last out of the inning.