Big Performaces Carry Catch


Garrett Osterode -- SID

Compton, Calif. – The Catch put together a very impressive victory to close out the series with the Barons on Sunday afternoon. The Catch took this one by the final score of 5-1.

This game featured two of the best things that baseball has to offer, dominant pitching and long home runs.

Starting for the Catch in which will end up being his final start for the Catch was Zac Whitaker. Zac picked a great time to deliver his best start of the season, at times he was absolutely unhittable. Zac finished the day with eight total innings pitched, five strikeouts and allowed only three Barons hits. Whittaker got better as the game went on, delivering his best inning in the seventh when he struck out the side in order.

Zac finished the season with a 1-3 record and a respectable 4.47 ERA. Zac was one of the younger pitchers in the Catch’s starting rotation and showed signs of extremely impressive stuff. Zac has a bright future ahead of him in his baseball career.

The Catch offense Sunday was all about the long ball! The Catch scored all five of their runs via the homerun, coming from players you would expect.

Omar Ortiz delivered the first and the third homeruns of the day. Ortiz certainly had a day for the ages and the most impressive individual offensive output to date. Ortiz finished the day with four total hits, two of them being homeruns, four RBIs and two runs scored. Omar now leads the team with five homeruns and has raised his batting average to .310.

The other homerun came from the big first baseman Steven Garrett. Steve has been the most consistent hitter on the Catch and really showcased his skills once again on Sunday. Garrett collected a homerun and a double raising his batting average once again to an impressive .336.

The Catch take on the Arroyo Seco Saints to end the season with a home and away two game series beginning with the final home game of the season Tuesday night.