The Cambrian

Coast Unions rough season on the diamond

Trevor Almekinder pitches for Coast Union.
Trevor Almekinder pitches for Coast Union. PHOTO BY MERLE BASSETT

Saying the Broncos baseball season so far is a roller coaster ride is understating the facts. It’s been more like soaring above Mt. Whitney one game and making an emergency landing in Death Valley the next.

Coast Union won two impressive games (against Shandon and Valley Christian Academy) and then were humbled (17-0) by archrival Mission Prep on April 29 and beaten by North County Christian (10-7) in a game Coast Union should have won on April 30. Inconsistent pitching and fielding miscues at pivotal moments did them in.

That said, key Broncos’ bats have come alive; Andy Gordon went two for three in the North County Christian game and Jake Machado went two for four with a double. Jaime Torres drove in three runs. Now what the Broncos need is for pitching and hitting and defense to come together simultaneously.

They’ll have three more opportunities for that to happen. May 11 the Broncos host Shandon High School, May 13 they play at Valley Christian Academy in Santa Maria and they close out the season May 14 in San Luis Obispo against Mission Prep.

The May 11 game will be broadcast on KTEA-FM 103.5.

— John FitzRandolph, special to The Cambrian