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St. Mary’s slaughtered by league rival Salesian

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Wednesday April 03, 2002

The St. Mary’s High baseball team is taking their lumps in the San Marin Tournament, following a 4-2 loss to Windsor on Monday with a 13-0 thumping by BSAL rival Salesian on Tuesday. 

St. Mary’s managed just three hits off of Salesian starter Derek Yow, and the Panthers’ two inexperienced pitchers combined to walk nine in just four innings. Marcus Johnson took the loss, giving up 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings. 

St. Mary’s has just one experienced pitcher currently available, senior Joe Storno. St. MAry’s head coach Andy Shimabukuro said he didn’t want to throw Storno against the Chieftans and give them an early look at the pitcher who will have to carry the Panthers through the BSAL season. 

“We’ve played three games in three days before,” Shimabukuro said. “You’ve just got to go with what you’ve got.” 

Yow had four RBIs in the game, including a bases-loaded triple in the third inning during which the Chieftans sent 13 batters to the plate, scoring seven runs. 

The Panthers will face El Cerrito at 10:30 a.m. today in the losers’ bracket finale.