Catch Hold on to Win Despite Light Delay


Garrett Osterode -- SID

La Mirada, Calif. –After more than 22 hours the Catch hold on to win game two of the three game season series against the Conejo Oaks. The Catch took this one by the final score of 6-5 in 11 innings.

This was not the Catch’s prettiest game by any means as displayed by their dismal six errors. But, as the old saying goes, if you play bad, you better win and the Catch did just that.

Zac Whittaker received the start for Dan Peters and did about as well as he could with the defensive support he was given. Zac, himself, even added to the fun with two errors for himself. Whittaker surrendered only five hits in his five innings of work and added four big strikeouts as well. All five of the runs Zac surrendered were unearned, including three that came with two outs.

The bullpen in relief of Zac was excellent. Tallon Thomason, Joey Hanley and Tyler Hazlet, guys who have struggled as of late, did exactly what Coach Peters asked of them and provided four huge scoreless innings to get to extra innings.

When extra innings rolled around Peters wasted no time and went to the big guns at the back end of the ‘pen. Matthew Wade came in to pitch a scoreless inning, and after the Catch took the lead and the game moved to Biola after the light delay, Steven Garrett came in to close things out.

On the offensive side of things All-Star Steven Garrett kept doing all-star things. Steve was 3-5 with three RBIs and a run scored. The Catch had an outstanding 14 hits, but surprisingly enough all 14 were singles. The Catch showed great bat control and hit it where they weren’t, but didn’t show off the power.

Toby Johnson, Shay Whitcomb, and Anthony Seminaris also recorded mutli-hit games for the Catch and provided just enough offense to come out on top.

Player of the Game:

Steven Garrett did it all for the Catch. Steve had three hits, three RBIs, recorded the save, and even had the game winning hit. This will definitely be a game Garrett will remember for a lifetime.