Catch get Netted in Ventura


Garrett Osterode – SID

La Mirada, Calif – The So Cal Catch (3-5) hit the road to battle the Ventura Halos at Ventura College Thursday night. After finding their way into the win column the past two nights, the Catch dropped this one by the final score of 9-4.

From the first inning of this game it was easy to tell that the Catch were playing their eighth game in eight nights, So Cal didn’t quite have the magic they were able to capture the previous two nights. The past two games started and ended with solid pitching performances, that’s where tonight’s game differed.

Hayden Jorgenson (Azusa Pacific) got the ball for the Catch against the Halos and was again not able to produce a quality start. Jorgenson lasted four innings and surrendered six runs in the effort. Expect to see Hayden turn it around quickly in his next start as this coaching staff has a lot of confidence in the ability of the big right-hander. Tyler Hazlett (Hawaii Pacific) and Chad Boudreaux (East Texas Baptist) both surrendered runs in the losing effort as well.

Thursdays loss wasn’t all on the pitching as the So Cal offense, which has been superb all season long, took a while to get going against Halo’s starter Konner Arnold. Arnold shut down the Catch for five strong innings, until the Catch could break out for three runs in the sixth inning. The breakout sixth inning included a big run scoring triple from tonight’s “Player of the Game” Anthony Seminaris (Arkansas Fort-Smith) and a booming double from Tyler Fisher (Olivet Nazarene).

Jonathon Ducoff (Houston Baptist) and Grant Robbins (UNLV) both continued their hot starts to the season, each recording two hit games for the catch Thursday night. Robbins now has hits in seven of the eight games this season good for a season average of .333 and a team high 14 hits.

So Cal will get their first day off of the season tomorrow but will get back to action Saturday night against the So Cal Bombers at Eagles Diamond located at Biola University.

Looking Ahead:

 The Catch take on the So Cal Bombers Saturday night, hopefully rejuvenated and refreshed for a brand-new week of games. Tallon Thomason (Fresno City) will get the ball for the Catch and will attempt to get the team back into the win column as they will try to inch their record back to the .500 mark.