Baseball Season Recap: Count this one as a rebuilding year

May 24, 2010 — by Roy Bisht and David Eng

Record: overall: 10-20, league: 3-11

Highlight of Season: 8-3 victory over Monta Vista to stay in the upper league. After finishing 7th in the regular season standings, the Falcons needed to beat 6th-seeded Monta Vista in a best-of-three series to stay up in the De Anza League. After beating Monta Vista 9-7 in the series opener, Saratoga lost the second game 11-2 but finished off the Matadors with the third game win to solidify their spot in the De Anza league schedule next year.

Lowlight of Season: Losing by a combined score of 47-6 in two games against rival Los Gatos. In a season of ups and downs for the Falcons, the LG series was a low point. After striking first to lead by a score of 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Cats rallied back to score 5 runs that inning and did not stop as they ended up winning 22-5. The next game, LG crushed five home runs to defeat the Falcons by a score of 22-1.

Captains: Grant Thomas, Andy Berman

Captain Quote: “This year showed that we have a lot of young talent and the team is going to get better over time, so people should be excited for that,” -Grant Thomas.

Coach Quote: “This team is on the verge of something special. There’s going to be a big turn-around as we keep fighting in this league,” -Head Coach Manny Steffen.

Stat Leaders
Batting Average: Grant Thomas, .337
Hits: Kyle Dozier, 33
Home Runs: Andy Berman, 6 (Tied for League Lead)
Runs Batted In: Andy Berman, 32
Stolen Bases: Grant Thomas, 12
Pitching Earned Run Average: Dillan Pak, 5.87
Innings Pitched: Dillian Pak, 62
Wins: Dillan Pak, 5
Pitching Strikeouts: Dillan Pak, 35

Awards:
MVP: Grant Thomas
Team Captain: Grant Thomas
Most Improved: Tim Lycurgus
Most Valuable Underclassman: Dillan Pak