Hit Parade Carries Catch


Garrett Osterode -- SID

La Mirada, Calif. – Following the completion of June 14ths contest, the Catch had to saddle up and play another game right away. The Catch were able to win this one, taking this game from the Arroyo Seco Saints by the final score of 13-6.

So Cal came out hot and had all the momentum, timely hitting and clutch pitching secured the hot start and allowed the Catch to complete one of their most impressive victories to date.

Chad Boudreaux collected his first start of the season for the Catch and it was safe to say he was excited to get on the bum for his team. Chad didn’t have his best outing, allowing three runs in only two and two-thirds innings, but he pitched his team to a lead and that’s where the bullpen took over.

Tayt Smith, the usual starter in the Catch rotation, came in long relief of Boudreaux. Smith pitched three and a third innings and allowed two runs, but stayed in the zone much better than he has as of late, not walking a single batter. Tayt earned his first victory of the season.

The rest of the bullpen pitched very well, Tallon Thomason pitched a scoreless inning while Joey Hanley stayed hot and pitched two scoreless innings for the Catch.

The Catch offense was explosive on Thursday night. The 17 hits for the Catch were the most since opening day. Leading the pack with four hits a piece were Jonathon Ducoff and Grant Robbins who both got their batting averages north of .300, .306 and .319 respectively.

Another significant contribution came from the freshman, Shay Whitcomb. Shay continues to play big when the opportunity presents itself. Shay hit a mammoth homerun over the left-field wall that still might be travelling. Whitcomb added three RBIs to the hit barrage while playing solid defense like he has all season long.