Varsity baseball shuts out Cardinal Newman

Drew Dawson

The varsity baseball team shut out Cardinal Newman 4-0 Thursday afternoon at home.

Zach Cohen led the Giants with a nine-inning performance, holding Cardinal Newman  scoreless through the first four innings. In the bottom of the fifth, sophomore Aubrey Sine hit a double, followed by a bunt by Cohen, scoring the first run of the game for Redwood.

“Each run we scored came from more than one player stepping up and performing, but there was definitely some luck involved,” Sine said.

The very next throw was a wild pitch, bringing Cohen into scoring position, where junior Danny Avins entered the game as a pinch runner.

“I played with the pitchers head. I was able to make him balk,” said Avins.

With the balk, Avins advanced to third, and ran in the Giant’s second run on a wild pitch two throws later.

In the bottom of the sixth, senior Adam Hussain got on base and stole second. Junior Erik Doctor bunted, claimed first, and brought Hussain to second. Doctor was brought home by way of a sacrifice fly-out from Sine.

When asked about the Giants opponent, Sine said the score should not overshadow the skill of Cardinal Newman’s team.

“We never go into a game expecting to be better than the other team, but for a team that just graduated fourteen seniors I think we were all impressed.”

Aubrey Hitting
Sophomore Aubrey Sine swings to hit the ball at Thursday’s home game