Burlingame Baseball heads into an usually, long break due to unforseen events happening worldwide.
When they return to play, they will take with them a five-game winning streak with the latest result being a pitcher’s duel through the first four innings.
Both starting pitchers Noah Larkin and Oliver Montclare went through 5 innings of work in a double no-decision. Sequoia earned their runs in the top of the 5th inning that started with a bunt attempt by Nolan Doyle that Larkin overthrew to first base. Ben Murray reach base on a bunt single, and a double steal put runners on second and third. A single up the middle by Kian Mirkia scored Doyle and Mirkia to give the Ravens a 2-0 lead.
Burlingame answered back in the bottom of the fifth inning that started with a bunt single to second baseman Adam Trujillo by Gino Lopiccolo. A sacrifice bunt by Keunho Kim moved Lopiccolo over 90 feet; followed by a stolen base and an E2 on the overthrow to third cut Sequoia’s lead in half.
Preston Lau walked, stole second, advanced to third on Clark’s flyout to left field, and tied the game on Patrick Norton’s double to center-field.
After Tyler Moniz-Witten shut down Sequoia’s half of the sixth inning, the Panthers score their go-ahead run with two outs. Ryan Kang reach first on a bunt single, Lopiccolo walked. Keunho Kim hit a single to center which scored Kang; an overrun of the ball by Ben Murray advanced Gino and Keunho to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead.
A four-batter shutdown in the seventh inning by TMW (3-0) sealed the deal for the Panthers to give them their first five game winning streak since 2010. Dillon Goetz (1-1) earned the loss for Sequoia.