Another outstanding season ended for the Ohlone baseball team with a 6-2 loss against host Sacramento City Monday in the CCCAA Northern Sectional Final.
Sac. City took the rain-plagued series two games to one. Ohlone (37-12), seeded fifth, evened the series 1-1 with a 12-1 rout of Sac. City on Saturday, but Sunday's scheduled Game 3 was pushed to Monday due to the wet weather.
Zach Patterson capped off a brilliant season on Monday with his 14th home run to finish No. 2 in the state. Justin Clark drove in Ohlone's other run with a sacrifice fly.
With an impressive program under head coach Mike Curran, the Renegades have won three straight Coast Pacific titles.
Ohlone took series wins over Butte and Fresno City to advance to the Sectional Final.
In Game 1 of the NorCal Final, Sacramento City scored in extra innings to take a dramatic 7-6 win. For Ohlone, Clark was 3 for 5 with three RBIs, including a two-run triple.
The Renegades rebounded strongly with a 12-1 romp in Game 2. Ryan Robinson (9-2) went the distance for the win, scattering seven hits and allowing one earned run. Brett Tressen and Brad Norton had big games, with Tressen going 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs and Norton going 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. Michael Gallagher tacked on two hits and two runs scored. The Renegades' defense also sparkled with no errors.
Ohlone was explosive in the playoffs, amassing 18 runs twice in wins over Fresno City in the Super Regionals and 12 runs in a triumph over Butte.
Last year the Renegades also advanced to the Sectional Final before falling to top seed San Joaquin Delta two games to one. In 2017, Ohlone eliminated Sac. City in the Sectional Final to advance to the State Championship.
BRAINS TOO: Known for academic achievement, Ohlone was recognized with eight CCCBCA Academic All-Americans. That's 32 in the past 4 years — most in all of California. Here are the honorees: Justin Clark, Brett Tressen, Michael Gallagher, Stas Kuntz, Peter Van Loon, Luke O'Brien, Dalton Vanhille, Andrew Amato.