Rowan Schneider, Quakes Baseball Academy:
After two weeks, the QBA stands at 4-4 in Sunset League play, which is 2.5 games back of the first-place Ventura County Bucs, and 1.5 behind the second-place OC Pirates.
Rowan Schneider had a huge week, going 8-for-15, with three doubles, and a triple.
He scored four runs and had four RBIs.
Schneider is hitting .391 thus far.
Kyle Douphner, Field Rats:
The Field Rats are now 4-3 and tied for third place with the East LA Dodgers Gray, j
They are just two-games back of the VC Bucs.
Kyle Douphner is off to a great start.
Douphner is now 2-1 with a 0.90 ERA after going seven innings this week without giving up an earned run.
He allowed four hits and struck out 10 batters.
Trailing 8-5 in the bottom of the ninth, the OC Pirates rallied for three runs to send the game to extra innings.
After the Quakes Baseball Academy scored twice in the top-half of the 10th, the Pirates scored four runs to claim a 12-10 victory.
The game featured 22 combined runs, 28 hits, five errors and nine pitchers.
Half of the 28 hits were of the extra-base variety, including three home runs and 11 doubles.
The Quakes got one run off David Baruch on one hit and four walks.
Alonso Reyes (one inning) and Matthew Gonzales combined to go three scoreless innings for the Pirates.
Cole Quillin was credited the win, despite going one inning and allowing a pair of solo home runs.
Skye Selinsky walked, homered and drove in three runs for QBA.
Ethan Wolf walked twice, doubled, scored and had an RBI.
Rowan Schneider walked, singled, doubled and scored.
Diego Hernandez walked, doubled, scored twice and drove in one run.
Eric Madenberg hit a solo home run.
Joey Wright walked twice, hit a solo shot and scored a pair of runs.
The Pirates got four runs on four hits off AJ Roldan.
Roldan went four innings, walked two and fanned four.
Kenny Gallardo got the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits in three innings of work.
Gallardo walked three and struck out three OC batters.
Trevor Lukkes singled, doubled twice and scored.
Cole Quillin walked, singled, doubled twice, scored two runs and drove in a pair of runs.
Michael Mira went 4-for-6, scoring once and driving in three.
Alonso Reyes singled twice, doubled and had two RBIs.
Justin Roulston walked, doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Win: Cole Quillin
Loss: Kenny Gallardo
HR: Eric Madenberg (QBA), Joey Wright (QBA), Skye Selinsky (QBA)
2B: Diego Hernandez (QBA), Rowan Schneider (QBA), Ethan Wolf (QBA); Justin Roulston (OCP), Cole Quillin (OCP) 2, Casey Murray Jr (OCP), Alonso Reyes (OCP), Trevor Lukkes (OCP) 2, Jeremiah De La Trinidad (OCP)
Records: Quakes Baseball Academy (3-3); OC Pirates (4-2)
Pictured L-R: Jared Benash & Conor Burdian
Player of the Week: Jared Benash, Quakes Baseball Academy:
The Quakes Baseball Academy has begun Sunset League play 3-2, which has them in a four-way tie in second place, some 1.5 games back of the first-place Ventura County Bucs.
Jared Benash is off to a great start at the plate.
Benash in batting .583, going 7-12.
He has six singles, a double, two walks and two RBIs.
Benash has scored four runs, stolen one base and has an OBP of .643.
Benash had three hits apiece in wins over the Arroyo Seco Royals and the California Cage Rats.
Pitcher of the Week: Conor Burdian, OC Pirates:
The Pirates also have a 3-2 record, sitting 1.5 games back of the first-place Ventura County Bucs.
Burdian is off to a 1-0 start with a 3.00 ERA.
Burdian earned the win in a 4-2 victory over the league-leading Bucs.
He went six innings and allowed just an unearned run on five hits.
Burdian didn't issue a walk and struck out six.
In two outings (nine innings), Burdian has walked two and fanned eight.