Fremd southpaw aces Knights

By Nick Stanojevic
Executive Sports Editor
The boys’ baseball team (20-12) finished their regional run last Thursday after getting knocked out by Fremd (20-13) in the semifinals by a score of 4-1. The team ran into senior Clint Terry, Fremd’s pitcher, who hit a two-run homer off senior Miles Osei in the first inning, and who the Knights to just one run and three hits in a complete game.
“Our kids played hard and we ran up against a real tough pitcher; Terry is one of the best pitchers in the state… I thought our kids went at it the right way and they shouldn’t hang their heads,” Giusti said. “They have nothing to be upset about,” coach Ross Giusti said.
Despite Giusti’s encouragement, junior Matt Molini feels that the team’s season was a disappointment.

“We were definitely not satisfied with how it [the season] ended,” Molini said. “We struggled throughout the year a lot and we were hoping that our best baseball would be coming at the end… in the last game we just couldn’t pull if off.”
Still, Giusti holds that the team winning 20 games with what he called a “schedule loaded with good teams,” is a successful season. The Achilles heel of the team this year, according to Giusti, was the teams constant allowance of big innings due to defensive miscues. Often, the miscues would come with two outs in the inning and would lead to more runs. Of the team’s 12 losses, Giusti estimates that seven or eight were the result of these miscues.
“I can’t explain it,” Giusti said. “It’s just baseball.”