The JV Baseball team swept the Clayton Valley Ugly Eagles last week to finish the season 19-2-2. The Dons delivered similar treatment to Campo, College Park, Miramonte and pretty much anyone they faced, as they recorded the top record in the DAL. Coaches Burleigh and Meade are very proud of their efforts.
The team relied on outstanding pitching, solid defense and timely hitting throughout the year. It featured 4 Freshman (Brady Quinn, Keegan Goddard, Wyatt Cooper and James Stadt) and 13 sophomores. While game results are vitally important, most of the time these boys met was at practice, and the week-in, week-out effort by all the players lead to a successful record. The commitment to improvement by this squad was consistently evident to the coaching staff. The individual highlights were nothing short of impressive…
* The pitching staff, led by Jack Giorgianni, Mason Zirkel and Peter Thorn, had an ERA of 1.481 with a tiny 1.071 WHIP. Opposing players hit .184 against these hurlers
* Giorgianni finished with a minute .788 ERA, and Zirkel posted a .933 WHIP
* Jack and Mason each struck out 47 opposing batters for the year
* The defense backed up the pitchers like champions with sound infield and outfield play
* Aidan Yates and Brady Quinn capably handled the staff while splitting the catching duties
* Alexi Volobuev, Paul Kuhner, Henry Garbo and Peter Thorn had zero errors for the season
* Two thirds of the world is covered by water. The other third is covered by Keegan Goddard, who played in every game and recorded 55 Total Chances without making an error. The freshman was simply outstanding in centerfield for the Dons
* James Stadt did a fantastic job manning the shortstop position, earning him a call up to Varsity late in the season
* The team averaged over 6 runs per game, with Keegan scoring the most at 18
* The Dons were led in hitting by Mason Zirkel with a .353 AVG and a .476 OPS
* In addition to Mason, 5 other boys hit over .300 (Paul Kuhner, Henry Garbo, James Stadt, Everett Glass and Benji O’Rourke)
* Glass led the team in doubles, with 8, and Sully Bailey led the team in stolen bases with 10
* Jake Boselli led the team in walks as he accumulated an impressive .420 OBP
* Freshman James Stadt was solid all year and led the team with 18 RBI’s
Most Valuable Parent
* Yuri Volubuev ran the scoreboard, updated Gamechanger, snapped pictures and wrote Booster summaries for most of the season. His efforts were simply outstanding!
Great season Dons! Expect great things in the future from this talented squad!