Varsity baseball moves on to NCS final

Michael Benz

The varsity baseball team will advance to the NCS final after a 7-2 win against Pinole Valley on Tuesday afternoon.

The last time a Redwood baseball team won the NCS championship was in 1997.

Senior Tyler Peck’s pitching bolstered the team’s success as he threw a complete game, allowing only two runs.

“Early, I struggled and they scored two runs in the second inning,” Peck said. “Once I started getting ground balls, my defense did what it’s done all season, and picked me up.”

Going into the fourth inning the Giants were down by two runs, until a three-run rally, fueled by Parker Laret’s RBI double, pushed  them ahead.

They more than doubled their score in the next inning, adding four more runs to the home tally.

Seniors Devon Pence and Riley Overend, and juniors Erik Doctor, Zack Kopstein, and Laret all had two hits each , contributing to the Giants 12-hit outing.

Redwood will play in the NCS Championship game on Friday, June 5, at Albert Park in San Rafael against 10th-seeded Livermore High School.