10 IN A ROW

10 IN A ROW

MAKE THAT 10 IN A ROW FOR OHLONE BASEBALL! FRESHMAN POWER BROKER ZACH PATTERSON GAINS NORCAL HONOR
It was another smashing week for the Ohlone baseball team, which swept a three-game series against Hartnell in the Coast-Pacific.
Ohlone showcased many of the outstanding elements of head coach Mike Curran's flourishing program. The Renegades amassed 43 hits and 43 runs and had no errors in the final two games of the series.
With a month left before the playoffs, the Renegades (20-5, 6-0), ranked eighth in the March 19 NorCal poll, hold a two-game lead over second-place Cabrillo in the conference standings.
Freshman Zach Patterson (Granada HS) received a prestigious honor as NorCal Co-Player of the Week for March 21. In helping the Renegades to three wins for the week, Patterson was 8 for 13 (.615) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs (including a grand slam), five runs scored, 11 RBI, and four stolen bases. He shared the Player of the Week award with Charles Middleton of Sierra College.
For the series, Ohlone beat Hartnell 13-6, 16-0 and 14-0.
The Renegades added a few exclamation points to their 14-0 rout on March 23, as Dalton Vanville and Brett Tressen both crushed monster home runs and Nick Hurst stroked his landmark first hit. Andrew Amato (6-0, 2.29 ERA) picked up the win, firing five shutout innings, fanning five, walking none and allowing two hits. Relievers Tyler Stultz, Nick Bouillerce and Zac Heinz completed the shutout.
Tressen was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI. Patterson was 3 for 4. Max Heverly doubled and scored twice. Vanhille scored three times and drove in two. Center fielder Beto Artero had a productive game with two RBI and a run.
In the 13-6 win on March 19 in Fremont, Ohlone showed some grit recovering from a six-run, go-ahead rally by Hartnell to win going away. Ohlone's Michael Gallagher and Max Heverly were both 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI. Shortstop Bradley Norton was 3 for 3 with four RBI, a triple, and two runs. Cody Nisbet slugged a home run. Reliever Tyler Stultz (5-1) got the win.
Ohlone amassed 20 hits in the 16-0 win on March 21. Middle-of-the-order boppers Vanhille, Patterson and Gallagher combined for 10 hits. It was basically rake city up and down the lineup. Starter Ryan Robinson allowed two hits over 6.0 innings with three strikeouts.
BIG STATS: Patterson has moved up to No. 2 in the state in batting average at .449. He's two behind the state leader in home runs with seven bombs and is tied for 20th in the state in RBI (29). He's No. 3 in slugging (.786) and No. 9 in on base percentage (.518). Gallagher is tied for 13th in the state in RBI (30).
With six pitching wins apiece, Peter Van Loon and Amato are both one off the state lead shared by five. Van Loon is tied for fifth in California in strikeouts with 58.
NEXT LEVEL: Former Renegade Ryan Ruley helped LMU to eight straight wins, including blasting a two-run triple in a 7-1 win over UOP. In other big news, another ex-Ohlone player Anthony Garcia fired a perfect game for NAIA Culver-Stockton College.