After 10 pre-league games – of which the Bronco baseball team lost nine – Coast Union has launched the Coast Valley League season with a 2-0 record.
On Tuesday, April 10, the Broncos traveled to Valley Christian Academy in Santa Maria and defeated the Lions 9-4, to take a one-game lead over VCA (1-1) in the standings.
Chase Volz pitched the entire game for Coast, giving up just four hits. Volz also had a doubled home two runs with his bat. Zach Stephenson had a pair of run-scoring singles; Christian Castillo had an RBI single as well.
The VCA pitchers issued 12 walks to Coast, greatly contributing to the Lions’ demise.
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On Friday, April 13, the Broncos traveled to Shandon and shut out the Outlaws, 15-0. Magnus Marthaler and Riley Kennedy handled the pitching chores for Coast.
Castillo had a two-run triple; Emany Plasencia had a run-scoring double; and Zach Stephenson was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.
The next home game for the Broncos is Thursday, April 19, a nonleague tilt against Orcutt Academy at 3:30 p.m. That game will be broadcast on KTEA-FM (103.5), and streams on www.1035ktea.com.
Coast Union’s softball team picked up a couple wins in its first two Coast Valley League games last week.
The Lady Broncos dusted up Valley Christian Academy 17-4 on April 10 (at VCA), and blew by Shandon 22-2 on Friday, April 13.
The team is now 3-6 overall, and coming into this week, leads the CVL standings, 2-0.
Coast travels to Maricopa and Coastal Christian before returning for a home game April 27 against VCA, a 3:30 start time.
The Coast Union tennis team traveled to Dunn School in the Santa Inez Valley on April 12 and lost to the Earwigs, 14-4.
The next home match for the Broncos is against Templeton on Thursday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m.