LA HABRA – – If there was a solitary video game until now in this season that confirmed Sonora is the top baseball group in the Freeway League, it was the Raiders’ 12-0 success over Fullerton on Wednesday at Sonora Senior High School.
Sonora pounded out 16 hits and obtained an additional exceptional getaway from elderly pitcher Hector Garcia, that tossed a four-hit full video game nothing, helping the Raiders stay unbeaten in league.
Garcia additionally had 10 strikeouts, the fourth time the right-hander has scratched double-digit strikeouts in a game.
The shutout was the third of the season for Garcia, that is 6-0 with one no-decision over 7 begins as well as a PERIOD of 0.33.
Garcia played baseball at Fullerton his freshman as well as sophomore years before transferring to Sonora before his junior year.
“He’s been dominant all year long,” Sonora train Rich Lodding stated. “You can not request any type of extra from an elderly. I’m simply honored of him.”
All 9 batters in Sonora’s starting lineup had at least one hit.
Leadoff hitter Joey Flores went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs as well as a run scored. No. 2 hitter Isaac Ramirez went 2 for 3 with an RBI and also two runs scored as well as No. 5 player Bennett Thurman was 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
The Raiders have a three-game lead over 2nd place Troy and also have actually outscored Freeway League challengers 51-8.
“We come out to exercise as well as these people are prepared to go,” Lodding stated. “It’s not tough to coach when they bring that initiative to the area.”
The Indians’ finest opportunity to score can be found in the 7th, when they had runners on very first as well as 3rd with one out.
Garcia was close to getting to the mandated optimum pitch count of 110, so he needed to be effective in order to end up the video game.
He retired pinch hitter Josh Prescott on a fly bent on the shortstop for the second out, yet had only four pitches staying as he dealt with the following player Drew Sonderquist. Sonderquist fouled out on the first pitch from Garcia.
“I just wished to throw it in there and see if he was mosting likely to hit it or not,” Garcia said. “That’s my traditional, so I desired the ball against them.”
Sonora is 2-0 against Fullerton this period, with Garcia winning both games.
The teams will play for the third and final time at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Fullerton.