Baseball team hits rough patch
The Sierra Canyon baseball team has hit a rough stretch here in the middle of the season.
The Trailblazers were swept this week by Harvard-Westlake, two setbacks coming in walk-off fashion.
The last of a three-game set ended Friday when Will Gasparino’s single to left was mishandled by the left-fielder and junior Bryce Rainer came in to score the winning run for a 4-3 victory.
Sierra Canyon trailed 3-1 before receiving two, two out RBI singles from Ethan Munoz and Grant Werdesheim to tie the score. Werdesheim’s infield hit to shortstop deep in the hole.
Sierra Canyon led 1-0 early on a Munoz sacrifice fly for an RBI, scoring Omar Cisneros.
Harvard-Westlake countered with three runs. James Tronstein doubled home Gasparino, Kai Caranto had a sacrifice fly scoring Thomas Lieb and Rainer had a sacrifice fly for an RBI.
Earlier in the week to open the series, Gasparino’s solo home run to deep left-center gave the Wolverines a 3-2 walk-off victory.
Sierra Canyon trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Oregon-bound Kheden Hettiger singled home a run with two outs to extend the game.
Harvard-Westlake won Wednesday’s game in Chatsworth behind five strong innings from Duncan Marsten in a 5-1 victory.
Etan Munoz had two hits for the Trailblazers and Caden Sramek gave up two runs in five innings.
Sierra Canyon is 1-8-1 in its last 10 league games and has two more 3-game series left against Chaminade and Alemany before the Division 1 playoff in early May.