Trojans battle Rams


Trojans Brett Berghammer (#3) bats at the March 5 game against Gavilan College. Photo credit: William Nacouzi

The Skyline Trojans men’s baseball team won a home game against the Gavilan College Rams on March 5.

This is the team’s sixth home game, and their 10th win in the league overall.

It’s been a great season so far, according to Coach Dino Nomicos.

The game started off slow, with anticipation. The Trojans came close to a home run in the 4th inning and in the bottom of the 5th inning, but were not able to make one. Few runners made it to scoring position in these innings.

From the scoreboard, it looked like it was close to being an almost perfect game, but it turned out to be nine innings of shutout baseball. With both teams scoreless after nine innings, they went into extra innings. The score remained the same, with very few hits from both teams in the extra innings, and the Trojans were in danger of losing the game.

In the bottom of the twelfth inning, the Rams hit two runs, leaving Skyline with just a half inning to even out the score or hit more home runs than the Rams. However, the Trojans had the bases loaded and were able to turn the game around, hitting three home runs in the same inning and winning the game, 2-3.

Nomicos said that the team performed well, and that it was the pitching that kept them there in the game.

“I thought it was a great game by both sides,” Nomicos said. “We faced one of the best pitchers in the state. It was a good college game that you rarely see, two pitchers like that going at it.”

Indeed, both teams’ pitchers were able to strike out most players, but not all. The game was a pitcher’s duel with both teams’ pitchers battling to strike out the opposing team.

Starting pitcher Aldo Severson said he missed some pitches but it did not hurt him in this game.

“My team did well,” Severson said. “We battled. It was a tight ball game and we went down in extras, and all we could do from that point was come back and we did it.”

They were able to score three home runs, scoring the game-winning hit with the help of freshman Brett Berghammer.

Overall, the game surprised the crowd, with everyone cheering and anticipating a home run from Skyline in the last inning.

“It was a really close game,” Skyline student Andrea Urrutia said. “It was very intense. It was good though, at the end.”