Trojans make bid for the playoffs

 Third baseman Robert Hitchens beats a Cabrillo College player to the base, for the out on April 26.   (Bob Varner)

Third baseman Robert Hitchens beats a Cabrillo College player to the base, for the out on April 26. (Bob Varner)

“We hold our own destiny in our hands,” Coach Dino Nomicos said of Skyline’s baseball team’s playoff chances. “I do think we have a good shot.”

After winning on April 26, 5-1, against Cabrillo College, the Trojans were looking to finally get some revenge on rivals CSM, who were up two games in their series. The Trojans were prepared and warmed up to take on the Bulldogs after scoring 4 homeruns against the Hawks. Andy Worthington scored two homeruns, while Eric Mull and Nick Victor hit a homerun apiece.

“We played real well,” Nomicos said.

Skyline traveled to San Mateo on Thursday to try to secure a playoff spot available in the Coast Conference, since CSM is sitting at first place and is guaranteed a playoff spot. On Thursday, Skyline was one game up on Cañada; the Colts are the only obstacle standing in between Skyline and the playoffs. The outcome of both teams’ games on Thursday and their game on Saturday determined the team that is going to the playoffs.

Before traveling to CSM on Thursday for their final chance to beat their rival, Coach Nomicos was optimistic about his team.

“We have nothing to lose,” Nomicos said. “CSM already clinched first place, we’re just going to go in there and play.”

The game against CSM was postponed due to rain, so Skyline got their chance at payback on Friday.