Baseball: Sierra Canyon bows out of Division 1 playoffs in first round

Sierra Canyon loses to Orange Lutheran

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon baseball team made the Division 1 playoffs after a fourth place finish in the Mission League.

It didn’t last long.

The Trailblazers were bounced from the postseason tournament after a 6-0 shutout setback.

Orange Lutheran won the Trinity League and is regarded as one of the top teams in not only the state but the nation.

Sean Parrow, a talented freshman right-hander held the Lancers scoreless through five innings.

Parrow pitched into the sixth inning.

A pivotal sequence came when Orange Lutheran had a runner on first and no outs.

A ground ball to third base resulted in a throw to second for a force out. However, Orange Lutheran coach Eric Borba complained and the first base umpire ruled the runner safe at second.

The Lancers had two on and no outs instead of runner at first with one out.

The whole complexion of the inning changed.

The LancersĀ  went on to score six runs.

Julian Areliz had the only hit for Sierra Canyon.

The Trailblazers look to next year with several top players back, including Parrow, Ethan Montes and Brayden Charness.