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Coast Union High baseball collects first win of 2019 after early struggles

Sophomore pitcher Zach Stephenson hurled two quality innings in the Broncos’ 21-6 win over Avenal on Friday, March 15.
Sophomore pitcher Zach Stephenson hurled two quality innings in the Broncos’ 21-6 win over Avenal on Friday, March 15. Courtesy photo

It’s been a rough start to 2019 for the Coast Union High School baseball team, but it had one bright spot last week with a 21-6 victory Friday, March 16, at home over Avenal.

Two loses bookended the Broncos first win, an 11-4 home defeat Tuesday, March 12, against Dunn and a 10-0 loss Friday, March 15, at Exeter. The Broncos managed just a single hit against Exeter and struck out nine times.

In the non-league win over Avenal, senior Magnus Marthaler pitched the first three innings, and sophomore Zach Stephenson finished the final two before it was called due to the 10-run rule after five innings.

Stephenson collected three singles in the game; sophomore Cristian Castillo had a single and a triple; and senior David May, the designated hitter, collected three singles for the Broncos. Junior David Amodei walked twice, singled and made a diving catch in center field to save a run for Coast Union.

The Broncos were scheduled to play at Maricopa on Tuesday (late for publication); they return home for a 3:30 p.m. Friday game against Coast Valley League opponent Valley Christian Academy. Coast Union then plays host to Fresno Christian at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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