HIGHLIGHTS: Vars baseball champions protect four-year reign

Originally published on May 13, 2016

Senior Neil Chin celebrates with the rest of the varsity baseball team after they clinch their fourth consecutive championship game at AT&T Park on May 11. Photo by Leonard Caoili

The varsity baseball team brought home its fourth Academic Athletic Association title on May 11, winning the championship game 6–4 against the Balboa Buccaneers at AT&T Park.

Sophomore second baseman Alex Bradshaw runs toward second base. Photo Leonard Caoili

The Cardinals’ next challenge is tackling the Oakland Tech Bulldogs in the TransBay series. The series begins with Game 1 on May 16 at 4 p.m. at Ricky Henderson Field in Oakland.

In the fourth inning, junior third baseman Adam Gardi proved to be a thief after scoring the first run of the night by stealing home off of a missed tag. Prior to stealing home, Gardi stole second and then third base off of a wild pitch.

Breaking the 3–3 tie in the seventh and final inning, senior right fielder Matthew Sam made a beautiful hit that brought home sophomore second baseman Alex Bradshaw.

Junior pitcher Joseph Soloman on top of the mound. Photo by Leonard Caoili

Junior pitcher Joseph Soloman pitched all seven innings. He pitched seven strikeouts total during the game and had two RBIs.