Baseball beats Los Altos

Varsity baseball defeated Los Altos, 2-1, bringing its league record to 2-0 Wednesday, March 22 at home.

For the first two innings of the game, neither team was able to score. However, in the top of the third inning, the Conquerors scored one run.

“We have a pretty loose mentality going into every game, but our coach does a good job to remind us to continue playing at our highest level,” designated hitter senior Frankie Zamarripa said. “[Los Altos] scoring first was pretty tough, but we did well at picking our teammates up and encouraging each other.”

The Mustangs managed to tie the game when utility junior James Arakawa ran home at the bottom of the fifth inning.

“When we tied up [the game], I was stoked. I knew that once we scored, the momentum would change. After that, we kept on pushing and fighting hard. It’s all about being able to continue to play your game and [staying] consistent,” outfielder and catcher senior Dylan Zavala said.

In the seventh inning, infielder senior Andy Rodriguez got one base with a walk. After Arakawa bunted the ball over and outfielder senior Jacob Garcia hit to the corners, Rodriguez scored the final run, ending the game 2-1.

“There were a few times early in the game where we failed to cash in runs with players in scoring positions, but our defense did a good job at keeping us in the game,” pitcher senior Royce Labuguen said. “I think it was just an off day for us at the plate, but we will polish it up with good practices and be ready for the next games in our season.”

By Sarah Aie, Sports editor
Photo by Anna Yu