Chu’s Walk-off Hit Breaks Tie

Kelly Pien, Opinion Editor

Baseball narrowly defeated Dougherty Valley 4-3 on freshman Jonathan Chu’s walk-off hit on March 25.  The league contest was played at Campolindo.

Dougherty Valley scored two consecutive home runs to tie the score 3-3 by the end of the 7th inning. Chu’s hit, in the bottom of the 7th, allowed junior Adam Remotto, who was on 3rd base, to score.

“I was just trying to stay calm and hit a pitch,” said Chu.

Coach Max Luckhurst said the team competed at the plate well, but “didn’t necessarily play defense well.”

This is baseball’s 3rd DFAL game. They improved to 3-0 in league and 6-2 overall.

Though the team won NCS last year, Luckhurst said the past success has no influence over this year’s squad. “It’s a different team,” Luckhurst said. “We have 9 new guys on the team this year that we didn’t have last year. So it’s definitely a new team and they’re just trying to figure this out right now.”

“These close games will be what hopefully prepares us for NCS,” Luckhurst said.