Catch Ride the Surf


Garrett Osterode – SID

La Mirada, Calif – The So Cal Catch (3-4) took on the Orange County Surf (2-4) Wednesday night in an extremely one-sided affair. The Catch defeated the Surf by a final score of 13-2. The fans that came out to Eagles Diamond were in for a treat with this one, excellent pitching and superb offense.

On the mound for the Catch on Wednesday was Bailey Martin (Miami) who was looking to build off of the tone that Chris Vargas (UC Irvine) was able to set Tuesday night. Martin, who was making his third appearance (second start), was able to pick up his first win as a member of the Catch. Bailey, whos performance was good enough to earn “Player of the Game” honors, logged six strong innings allowing only three Surf hits and one run. Martin set Catch season highs in innings pitched (6) and strikeouts (8).

The So Cal offense once again did exactly what they are capable doing, this time connecting for 18 hits and bringing in 13 runs. The Catch hit all game long, but did the majority of the damage in the fourth and fifth innings when they were able to collect 11 of the 13 total runs.

The Catch were able to receive a big performance from Nate Pecota (William Jewell) who went 3-5 with a triple and two singles, while also knocking in three runs from the nine spot in the batting order. Other Catch players to record big individual nights were Steven Garrett (Azusa Pacific), Jonathon Ducoff (Houston Baptist), Tobias Johnson (Arkansas State), and Mitchell Bumann (Hawaii Pacific) who all collected multi-hit games against the Surf.

Hunter McIntosh (Grandview) was able to record the first save of the season for the Catch as he pitched the final three innings of this game. McIntosh only gave up one run in his three innings of work and struck out four batters in the effort.

The Catch came out hot following a huge win against the Santa Barbara Foresters and hope to keep the momentum going as they play their first road conference game of the season in Ventura against the Halos.

Looking Ahead:

The Catch take on the Ventura Halos tomorrow night, and hope to get a little bit of revenge following the CCL heartbreaking loss earlier this week. Hayden Jorgenson (Azusa Pacific) will get the ball for the Catch and will attempt to pick up his first win as a member of this team.