Thursday, April 24, 2014

ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts: From Harlem with Love

Grantland and ESPN Films have released the nineteenth film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: From Harlem with Love

The latest film, from Matt Ogens, tells the story of the Harlem Globetrotters’ mission to Moscow to defuse international hostilities with their trademark levity.


You can find From Harlem with Love on the ESPN web site at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10777821.

More about the film at: http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=fromharlemwithlove.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Sheldon

The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Sheldon Huskies in the second game of a three games series at Sheldon High School.

Leading off, Jack was 1 for 3 with a single and two RBIs. In his first at-bat, he hit a 1 and 1 pitch for a soft grounder to the right side and was called out at first. The second baseman's throw was high and I swear that the first baseman's foot was several inches off the bag… Coming up for a second time in the top of the first, Jack hit a 2 and 0 pitch for a grounder through the left side to drive in Chiappe and Sogard. He ended the inning there when Iwasa flied out to right. In his third at-bat, Jack crushed a 1 and 0 pitch for a line drive. The second baseman made a nice leaping catch for the out. Jack said after the game that it was one of the balls that he has hit the hardest all season.

Playing centerfield for fourth innings, Jack did not have an assist or a put-out. There were several hard hit balls to right and left center that he fielded. In the bottom of the fourth, a ball was hit to deep centerfield. Jack set up under the ball to make the catch, but it carried over his head for a triple. I have debated back and forth about scoring it as an error. With the wind blowing out, the ball sailed on him. At this point, I have not scored it as an error in the season statistics.

Jack pulled himself out of the game complaining of a migraine headache after the fourth inning.

Scoring 7 runs in the top of the first, the Marauders couldn't hold the lead. The Huskies tied the score at 11 to 11 in the bottom of the fifth. It seemed like it was going to be a repeat of the Folsom game that they lost; whoever batted last was going to win. After a scoreless sixth inning, the Marauders scored two runs in the top of the seventh and then held on to win by the score of 13 to 12. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Child (2-1, 0 starts, 8 appearances, 14.67 innings, ERA 3.34) was the winning pitcher. He pitched the sixth and seventh innings.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 17 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 7 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders will play Sheldon again on Friday, a double header against De La Salle on Saturday and then a three game series against Pleasant Grove next week.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Sheldon Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (13) AT SHELDON JV (12)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  SHELDON JV           AB  R  H BI
Jack Heringer         3  0  1  2  Jorge Montoya         4  1  1  0  
 Jared Alameida       1  1  1  0  Garcia                2  1  1  0  
Nick Iwasa            3  2  0  0   Koby Butler          2  2  2  1  
Alexander Isola       4  2  2  2  Zack Jiles            3  1  2  1  
Kyle Roessler         4  2  1  0  Ryan Lemp             5  1  2  3  
Kevin Fitzsimon       3  0  0  0  Zach Jedlowski        3  1  1  2  
 Samuel Stiltner      1  0  0  0  Chance Lachapelle     0  1  0  0  
Ryan Kane             3  2  2  3   Gabe Kincaid-Marquez  1  1  1  1 
Jonah Allman          4  1  2  2   Shane Kaminsky       1  0  0  0  
John Louis Chiappe    4  1  3  1  Dixon                 4  1  2  2  
Nicholas Sogard       2  2  1  0  Gabe Horn             4  0  0  0  
                                  Dylan Larkey          4  1  3  1  
                                  *Esteavan Guzman      0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               32 13 13 10  TOTALS               33 12 15 11

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           701 210 2 -- 13 
SHELDON JV                    005 330 1 -- 12 

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 7, SHELDON JV 8. ERR-- Dixon, Jorge
Montoya, Shane Kaminsky, Gabe Horn (2). 2B--Alexander Isola,
 Dixon. 3B--Kyle Roessler, Ryan Lemp. HR--Ryan Kane.
HBP--Jared Alameida, Ryan Kane, Nick Iwasa, Koby Butler,
Zack Jiles, Zach Jedlowski. SACF--Alexander Isola. SB--Jared
Alameida, John Louis Chiappe (2), Nick Iwasa, Jorge Montoya,
Zach Jedlowski (2), Chance Lachapelle.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Trevor Beards                  2.33    5    5    5    4    3    0
Nick Iwasa                     1.67    4    3    3    0    2    0
John Louis Chiappe             1.00    4    3    2    1    1    0
Andrew Child (W)               2.00    2    1    1    0    3    0
 SHELDON JV                 
Chance Lachapelle              3.00    6    8    8    4    1    1
Gabe Kincaid-Marquez           1.00    4    3    3    1    0    0
Shane Kaminsky (L)             3.00    3    2    1    0    3    0

PB--Alexander Isola, Gabe Horn (3). WP--Andrew Child.
SO--Jonah Allman, Ryan Kane, Kevin Fitzsimon (2), Dixon,
Garcia, Jorge Montoya (2), Shane Kaminsky, Gabe Horn (3),
Dylan Larkey. BB--Kyle Roessler, Nicholas Sogard (2), Nick
Iwasa, Kevin Fitzsimon, Jorge Montoya, Zack Jiles, Zach
Jedlowski, Chance Lachapelle (2).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 86

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 86

On Day 86, I rode 20.5 miles across northeastern Kansas. Starting at the corner of Highway 20 and Pine Avenue in Denton, I followed Highway 20 to Highway 7. Following Highway 7 to 190th Road, I rode through Troy to Highway 36. I stopped at the intersection of Highway 36 and St Columbus Road outside of Wathena, Kansas

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week - Kelis - Jerk Ribs

The complete list of Starbucks iTunes picks of the week is here!

Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week - Kelis - Jerk Ribs

Code Expiration: July 15, 2014

Sac Bee High School Varsity Baseball Top 20

BASEBALL TOP 20

Through Sunday, April 20, 2014

Team Rec. Prev.
1. Elk Grove            12-4     3
2. Pleasant Grove       11-4     5
3. Grant                11-6     7
4. Franklin             12-6     2
5. Davis                 9-8-1   1
6. Granite Bay           9-8    16
7. Oak Ridge             9-7     4
8. Rocklin              11-7     8
9. Del Oro              11-7     9
10. Woodcreek           12-5    17
11. Vista del Lago      19-2     6
12. Bella Vista         16-3    13
13. Oakmont             12-5-1  11
14. Jesuit              10-5-1  15
15. Christian Brothers  13-5    10
16. Yuba City            9-8    12
17. Colfax              15-4    18
18. Cosumnes Oaks       14-6    NR
19. Capital Christian   16-4    NR
20. Whitney             13-6    20

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Sheldon


The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Sheldon Huskies. There is one player on the Huskies that Jack played with on the Outlaws: Chance. Traveling for work, Rod scored the game and I watched the gamecast.

Leading off, Jack was 2 for 3 with two singles and a run scored. In his first at-bat, he grounded a 1 and 2 pitch through the right side for a single. Jack went to second when Nick walked, to third on Alex's double play ball to the shortstop and scored on Sam's single to left field. He grounded a 2 and 2 pitch to the first base for an out in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, Jack lined a 0 and 1 pitch into left field for a single. He went to second on Nick's single, but the inning ended on Alex's double play ball to short.

Playing centerfield for four innings, Jack had one put-out. He is the only player on the team that has only played one position-centerfield--so far this season.

The Marauders jumped all over the Huskies. They had 18 hits; seven players had a multiple hit game. The Marauders won the game by the score of 12 to 2 in six innings. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Stiltner (3-0, 1 Save, 3 starts, 3 appearances, ERA 1.21) was the winning pitcher. He pitched a complete game.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 16 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 6 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders will play Sheldon again on Wednesday and Friday.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Sheldon Box Score

Log Game
SHELDON JV (2) AT JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (12)

SHELDON JV           AB  R  H BI  JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI
Jorge Montoya         3  0  2  1  Jack Heringer         3  1  2  0  
Garcia                2  0  0  0   Jonah Allman         1  1  1  1  
Zack Jiles            3  0  0  0  Nick Iwasa            2  1  2  1  
Ryan Lemp             3  0  0  0   Jack Baer            1  1  1  0  
Gabe Horn             3  1  1  0  Alexander Isola       4  1  2  2  
Chance Lachapelle     2  0  1  0  Samuel Stiltner       3  2  2  2  
Zach Jedlowski        3  0  0  1  Kyle Roessler         2  1  2  0  
Koby Butler           2  0  0  0   Jack Wolger          2  0  0  0  
 Dixon                0  0  0  0  Christian Flores      2  0  2  2  
Dylan Larkey          1  1  0  0   Kevin Fitzsimon      2  0  0  0  
                                  Jared Alameida        0  0  0  1  
                                   Ryan Kane            1  2  1  0  
                                  Byrce Colombara       2  0  0  0  
                                   John Louis Chiappe   2  1  2  1  
                                  Cooper Renteria       3  1  1  0  
                                   Trevor Beards        1  0  0  1  
TOTALS               22  2  4  2  TOTALS               31 12 18 11

SHELDON JV                    000 110 -- 2  
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           250 041 -- 12 

LOB--SHELDON JV 5, JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 8. ERR--Chance
Lachapelle (3), Alexander Isola, Kevin Fitzsimon. 2B--Chance
Lachapelle, Samuel Stiltner, Christian Flores. 3B--Ryan
Kane, Alexander Isola, Nick Iwasa. HBP-- Garcia, Dylan
Larkey, Jared Alameida, Samuel Stiltner. SACF--Jared
Alameida. SB--Chance Lachapelle, Jonah Allman, Cooper
Renteria.

 SHELDON JV                      IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ryan Lemp (L)                  4.00   14    9    9    1    1    0
Shane Kaminsky                 1.00    3    2    2    0    1    0
Garcia                         0.33    1    1    1    1    0    0
 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV        
Samuel Stiltner (W)            6.00    4    2    1    1    4    0

PB--Gabe Horn. WP--Samuel Stiltner (2). SO--Garcia, Ryan
Lemp, Zack Jiles, Dylan Larkey, Jack Wolger, Byrce
Colombara. BB--Chance Lachapelle, Ryan Kane, Nick Iwasa.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

EasterSharon, Jack and I went to the 7:30 am Easter Mass at St. Ignatuis. Although we didn't plan it, Tom ended up sitting with us. We spent the rest of the day getting the house cleaned up and the Easter Dinner prepared.

With Kevin in an afternoon play, we had a late Easter dinner. The Toms showed up about 4:30 pm with Kevin's group finally showing up about 5:15 pm. It was a big group that included: Tom, Becky, Kevin, Kevin's fiancee, her parents, Tim, Kathy, Jim, Sharon, Jack and I. Janie also stopped by for a drink, but didn't stay for dinner.

Sharon made a great dinner of ham, leg of lamb, green beans, potatoes and jello salad. I cooked the leg of lamb on the rotisserie. We had the lamb cake that Tom brought for dessert.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

California Historical Landmark #395

I am working in Sonora over the next few weeks and will be exploring Tuolumne County. California Historical Markers that I have visited include: Tuttletown [#124], Shaw's Flat [#395], Sonora-Mono Road [#422] and Jamestown [#431].

Shaw's Flat
California State Historical Landmark #395

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This landmark is located southeast corner of Shaw's Flat Road and Mount Brow Road, 2.6 miles southwest of Columbia, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 00.228 W 120° 24.091.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

California Historical Landmark #395

In 1850 this community was alive with gold miners. James D. Fair, after whom the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is named, was one of the most notable. The Mississippi House, built in 1850, contains many relics including the original bar and post office with its grill and mailboxes. On a nearby hill stands the old bell, given by miners, which summoned men to work and announced the convening of various courts. According to tradition, a local bartender added to his income by panning the gold dust dropped on his muddy boots as he served customers.

California Historical Landmark #395

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street

Sharon and I watched The Wolf of Wall Street as an HD rental on the AppleTV. The movie is based on based on Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay for Terrence Winter, and Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for DiCaprio and Hill, respectively, but failed to win in any category.

This is the eighth of the nine movies nominated for this year's Best Picture that we seen, including NebraskaPhilomena, 12 Year A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Captain Phillips, Gravity and American Hustle.

Although three hours long, the movie was better than I expected. I felt like it jumped the shark in a couple of places, but reading a little about Belfort's life, those sections might be more realistic than I can imagine.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Kings versus Suns

Kings versus Suns

After the Marauders' doubleheader baseball game against Davis, Sharon, Jack, Jack's girlfriend and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Phoenix Suns NBA basketball game. The Suns outscored the Kings 33 to 25 in the fourth quarter and won the game by the score of 104 to 99. It was the first Kings game that Jack's girlfriend ever attended.

With DeMarcus Cousins suspended for too many technical fouls, the Kings were led by Ben McLemore. McLemore had 31 points on 9 for 20 from the field, 3 for 9 from three point range and 10 for 15 from the free throw line.

Much to Jack's chagrin, the Suns were eliminated from the play-offs on Monday night. The Suns finished the season with 48 wins. Only the Suns and Golden State (2007-08) have won 48 games and failed to make the playoffs since the NBA went to the 16-team playoff format.

With Goran Dragic sitting with a sore left ankle, the Suns were led by rookie Archie Goodwin. Goodwin had 29 points on 11 for 13 from the field, 1 for 3 from three point range and 6 for 7 from the free throw line. Goodwin had 12 points in the fourth quarter.

I frankly don't enjoy watching the Kings are this point; it is just not a very good team. The Kings (28-53) matched their win total from last year and failed to make the playoffs for an eighth straight season.

Sharon and I spent half time visiting with Hunter, Yuli, Snipes, Larkin and the Laskins.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Davis

After playing a doubleheader against Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, the Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played a doubleheader against the Davis Blue Devils at Jesuit High School. Davis played a double header against Pleasant Grove on Monday. The Marauders beat the Blue Devils last year by the score of 6 to 0 and earlier this year at Raley Field by the score of 5 to 4.

Leading off in the first game, Jack was 1 for 4 with a stolen base and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack hit a 2 and 2 pitch for a hard grounder up the middle for a single. He went to second on Cosca's walk. Jack stole third when the pitcher tried to pick him off second, but he beat the relay throw to third. Jack scored on Sam's single to left. Running the count to 2 and 2 and then fouling off a pitch, Jack struck out looking in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, Jack struck out looking again on a 2 and 2 pitch. Jack struck out swinging on the seventh pitch of his fourth plate appearance on a curve ball. He hit a shot down the third base line that was just foul on the sixth pitch of the at-bat.

Playing centerfield for seven innings, Jack had four put-outs.

With the Marauders trailing by the score of 3 to 2 in the bottom of the sixth, the Marauders scored three runs on Kyle's lead-off triple, Bryce's single, Kevin's walk, Sogard's sacrifice bunt and Cosca's single. Sam came in to pitch the seventh. The Marauders held on to win the game by the score of 5 to 4. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Kane (3-0, 1 start, 7 appearances, 17.33 innings, 3.63 ERA) is the winning pitcher. Stiltner (2-0, 1 save, 2 starts, 3 appearances, 11.33 innings, 1.24 ERA) gets the save.

Between the games, AD's mom arranged to feed both the teams and the parents with Mexican food. At this point, I was really curious to see how much pitching Davis had left. The answer came fairly quickly.

Leading off in the second game, Jack was 1 for 1 with two walks and two RBIs. In his first at-bat, Jack walked on five pitches. He went to second and then third on a pair of wild pitches. Jack scored on Kyle's ground ball through the left side. Jack walked again on five pitches in his second plate appearance. He went to second on Cosca's bunt single, to third on Alex's sacrifice fly and scored on Kyle's line drive to center. In his third at-bat, Jack lined a lined a 1 and 1 pitch into left field to drive in Jared and Christian. He went to second on Cosca's pop-up in front of home plate, but ended the inning there when Alex flew out to right.

Playing centerfield for four innings, Jack had three put-outs. As I mentioned to Rod, other than the first baseman and catchers, Jack has the most put-outs on the team at this point.

With the Davis pitching unraveling, the Marauders beat the Blue Devils by the score of 15 to 4 in sixth innings. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Colombara (1-0, 1 start, 1 appearance, 7.00 innings, 4.00 ERA) got the win. He pitched a complete game.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 15 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 5 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders will play Sheldon in a three game league series next week.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Davis Box Score

Log Game
DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS (4) AT JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (15)

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BL AB  R  H BI  JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI
S Biers-ariel         4  2  2  0  Jack Heringer         1  2  1  2  
Alex Timmons          3  1  1  1   Kevin Fitzsimon      2  0  1  0  
T Gibson              3  0  1  0  Jack Cosca            2  2  2  0  
H Jury                2  0  2  2   Jack Baer            2  1  1  1  
 Mason Shorts         1  0  0  0  Alexander Isola       3  2  2  1  
Dan Henrickson        1  0  0  0  Kyle Roessler         3  2  2  2  
 N Riffle             2  0  0  0   Ryan Kane            0  1  0  0  
Brendan Tull          3  1  1  0  Nick Iwasa            4  1  2  3  
Pierce Tujo           1  0  0  0  Jared Alameida        4  1  1  2  
 Gavin Cosgrave       2  0  0  0  Byrce Colombara       2  0  0  1  
Jacob Gussero         1  0  1  0   Andrew De Anda       1  0  0  0  
 R Young              2  0  2  0  Christian Flores      3  1  0  0  
James Richardson      1  0  0  0  Cooper Renteria       3  2  3  1  
 C Roque              1  0  0  1                                    
TOTALS               27  4 10  4  TOTALS               30 15 15 13

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS102 001 -- 4  
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           470 103 -- 15 

LOB--DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS 6, JESUIT MARAUDERS JV
11. ERR--James Richardson (2), Peter Frame. 2B--T Gibson, S
Biers-ariel, Alex Timmons, Alexander Isola. 3B--H Jury.
SACF--C Roque, Jared Alameida, Byrce Colombara, Alexander
Isola, Nick Iwasa. SB--S Biers-ariel, Kyle Roessler.

 DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dan Henrickson (L)             1.00    3    6    6    4    0    0
N Riffle                       2.00    6    5    5    3    1    0
Jacob Gussero                  2.00    4    1    1    1    0    0
James Richardson               0.67    2    3    1    1    0    0
 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV        
Byrce Colombara (W)            6.00   10    4    4    0    5    0

PB--Mason Shorts (2), Alexander Isola. WP--Dan Henrickson
(3). SO--Mason Shorts, T Gibson, James Richardson, Alex
Timmons, Gavin Cosgrave, Kyle Roessler. BB--Byrce Colombara,
Ryan Kane (2), Cooper Renteria, Jack Cosca, Alexander Isola,
Christian Flores, Jack Heringer (2).

Jesuit JV baseball versus Davis Box Score

Log Game
DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS (4) AT JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (5)

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BL AB  R  H BI  JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI
S Biers-ariel         2  0  0  0  Jack Heringer         4  1  1  0  
Dan Henrickson        4  1  1  0  Jack Cosca            3  1  1  1  
T Gibson              2  1  0  0  Alexander Isola       4  0  1  0  
H Jury                4  0  2  1  Samuel Stiltner       2  0  1  1  
Pierce Tujo           3  1  1  1  Nick Iwasa            3  0  1  0  
J Avila               3  1  1  0  Kyle Roessler         3  1  2  1  
Peter Frame           2  0  1  0  Byrce Colombara       3  1  2  1  
James Richardson      1  0  0  0  Nicholas Sogard       1  0  0  0  
Alex Timmons          2  0  1  1   Kevin Fitzsimon      0  1  0  0  
                                  John Louis Chiappe    2  0  1  0  
                                   Jack Baer            0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               23  4  7  3  TOTALS               25  5 10  4

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS011 100 1 -- 4  
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           200 003 x -- 5  

LOB--DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEVILS 8, JESUIT MARAUDERS JV
7. ERR--John Louis Chiappe. 3B--Kyle Roessler. HBP--T
Gibson, Samuel Stiltner. SACF--Pierce Tujo. SACB--Alex
Timmons, Peter Frame, Nicholas Sogard, Jack Baer. SB--Alex
Timmons, Jack Cosca, Jack Heringer.

 DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL BLUES DEV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
T Gibson                       5.00    7    2    2    1    6    0
C Roque (L)                    1.00    3    3    3    1    1    0
 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV        
John Louis Chiappe             4.00    7    3    2    2    2    0
Ryan Kane (W)                  2.00    0    0    0    3    0    0
Samuel Stiltner (S)            1.00    0    1    1    1    0    0

WP--C Roque, T Gibson, Samuel Stiltner. BALK--Samuel
Stiltner. SO--Dan Henrickson, S Biers-ariel, Jack Cosca (2),
Alexander Isola, Jack Heringer (3), Nick Iwasa. BB--T
Gibson, J Avila, S Biers-ariel (2), James Richardson (2),
Jack Cosca, Kevin Fitzsimon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Pleasant Grove


Have I said recently how much I dislike having just one umpire for the JV games? It is impossible for an umpire behind the plate to make calls at first and second. More on that in a second…

The Jesuit JV Marauders baseball team played the Pleasant Grove Eagles in a double header at Pleasant Grove High School. The Marauders will play the Eagles again later in the season in three league games.

Jack played for several years with Jordan on the Outlaws baseball team. Jordan caught the first game [see picture above]. Additionally, Amaury played with the Outlaws a couple of times. Amaury played shortstop in the first game.

Leading off in the first game, Jack was 1 for 4 with a stolen base. In his first at-bat, he fell behind 1 and 2. Jack took a ball, fouled off a pitch, took another ball, fouled off another pitch and then struck out looking. Jack grounded the first pitch to the third baseman and was thrown out at first in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, he struck out looking again on a 1 and 2 pitch. Jack grounded a 1 and 0 pitch through the left side for a single in his fourth plate appearance. He stole second and then was doubled off second on Alex's pop-up. I think that it was a hit and run play.

Playing centerfield for seven innings, Jack had two put-outs.

On a hit batter, a couple of walks and an outfield error, the Marauders scored two runs in the top of the first. They scrapped out four more runs and won the game by the score of 6 to 2. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Wolger (2-1, 6 starts, 1 appearance, 23.67 innings, ERA 2.37) was the winning pitcher. Woldger threw a complete game.

After about a 30 minute break, the Marauders turned around and played the Eagles again.

Leading off in the second game, Jack was 3 for 3 with a double, a run scored, a walk, two singles and two RBIs. Jack opened the game by crushing a 1 and 0 pitch into left center for a double. He said after the game that he thought it was the ball that he has hit the hardest all year. Cosca followed with a double to right center and I thought that the game was quickly going to get out of hand. The Eagles pitcher settled down and kept the game close. Jack walked on four pitches in his second plate appearance. He went to second when Cosca was hit by a pitch, but ended the inning there when Alex popped up to the pitcher. In his third at-bat, Jack hit a 3 and 2 pitch for a hard line drive into left field to drive in Cooper. He was thrown out trying to steal second. Jack didn't slide. There is no way that the umpire can make that call from behind the plate. Jack hit a 1 and 1 pitch for a hard grounder up the middle in his fourth plate appearance to score Cooper. He was picked off first. Again, with a left-handed batter at the plate, there is no way that the umpire can make that call from behind the plate.

Playing centerfield for seven innings, Jack had no put-outs or assists. It is the first time in six games that he had not had a put-out in the outfield.

The Eagles played a double header with Davis on Monday night. By the second game on Tuesday, they were starting to dig deep into their pitching. Nevertheless, the game was close. With a run scored and two RBIs, Jack contributed to three of the runs. Behind strong pitching and no errors, the Marauders won the game by the score of 4 to 0. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Cosca (4-0, 5 starts, 21.67 innings, 0.97 ERA) was the winning pitcher. Cosca struck out 9 in 4 2/3 innings. Child pitched the last out of the fifth, the sixth and the seventh. Child struck out 4 in 2 1/3 innings.

One random comment, I have never seen so many curve balls. All of the Eagles pitchers were throwing a lot of curve balls. I worry about kids this age throwing so many curves…

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 13 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 5 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders will play Davis in a non-league doubleheader at home tomorrow.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Pleasant Grove Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (4) AT PLEASANT GROVE JV (0)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  PLEASANT GROVE JV    AB  R  H BI
Jack Heringer         3  1  3  2  Luke Barrientos       2  0  0  0  
Jack Cosca            2  1  1  1  Isaiah Lissade        2  0  0  0  
Alexander Isola       4  0  2  0  Juan Hernandez        3  0  2  0  
Samuel Stiltner       3  0  0  1  Val Verma             1  0  0  0  
Nick Iwasa            3  0  1  0   Shane Ellner         0  0  0  0  
Kyle Roessler         2  0  0  0   David Laguna         1  0  0  0  
 Jared Alameida       2  0  0  0  Matt Flores           2  0  0  0  
Byrce Colombara       2  0  0  0  Morgan Clay           3  0  0  0  
 Andrew Child         0  0  0  0  Blake McBeth          1  0  0  0  
Jonah Allman          2  0  0  0   Andrew Caton         1  0  0  0  
Cooper Renteria       1  2  1  0  Dawson Weber          1  0  0  0  
                                   Weston Arellano      1  0  0  0  
                                  Michael Lawler        2  0  1  0  
                                   Matt Smith           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               24  4  8  4  TOTALS               21  0  3  0

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           200 101 0 -- 4  
PLEASANT GROVE JV             000 000 0 -- 0  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 8, PLEASANT GROVE JV 6. ERR--Isaiah
Lissade. 2B--Jack Cosca, Jack Heringer, Juan Hernandez.
HBP--Jack Cosca, Nick Iwasa. SACF--Samuel Stiltner.
SB--Cooper Renteria (2), Alexander Isola, Nick Iwasa, Dawson
Weber.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jack Cosca (W)                 4.67    3    0    0    6    9    0
Andrew Child                   2.33    0    0    0    0    4    0
 PLEASANT GROVE JV          
Val Verma (L)                  4.33    7    3    3    3    2    0
Shane Ellner                   1.33    1    1    1    3    1    0
David Laguna                   1.33    0    0    0    0    0    0

PB--Samuel Stiltner, Dawson Weber (3). WP--Shane Ellner.
SO--Byrce Colombara, Kyle Roessler, Jack Cosca, Luke
Barrientos (2), Matt Flores (2), Blake McBeth, Weston
Arellano, Val Verma, Isaiah Lissade (2), Dawson Weber, David
Laguna, Michael Lawler, Matt Smith. BB--Jonah Allman, Byrce
Colombara, Cooper Renteria (2), Jack Cosca, Jack Heringer,
Luke Barrientos, Matt Flores, Blake McBeth, Val Verma,
Isaiah Lissade, Dawson Weber.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Pleasant Grove Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (6) AT PLEASANT GROVE JV (2)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  PLEASANT GROVE JV    AB  R  H BI
Jack Heringer         4  0  1  0  Amaury Reed           4  0  0  0  
Jack Cosca            2  2  0  0  Davis Elgin           4  1  1  0  
Alexander Isola       3  1  0  0  Shane Ellner          2  0  0  0  
Samuel Stiltner       2  1  2  0  Sawyer Sobelman       3  0  1  0  
Nick Iwasa            4  1  2  1  Juan Hernandez        3  0  1  1  
Kyle Roessler         4  0  1  3  Joe Restani           3  1  1  0  
Christian Flores      2  1  0  0  Dawson Weber          3  0  1  0  
Jared Alameida        2  0  0  0  Matt Smith            0  0  0  0  
 Byrce Colombara      1  0  1  1   Luke Barrientos      0  0  0  0  
Nicholas Sogard       2  0  0  0   Michael Lawler       0  0  0  0  
 Cooper Renteria      1  0  0  0  Clay Duval            3  0  1  1  
TOTALS               27  6  7  5  TOTALS               25  2  6  2

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           202 001 1 -- 6  
PLEASANT GROVE JV             000 011 0 -- 2  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 6, PLEASANT GROVE JV 6. ERR--Davis
Elgin, Dawson Weber, Amaury Reed, Michael Lawler. 2B--Byrce
Colombara, Kyle Roessler, Juan Hernandez. HBP--Jack Cosca,
Samuel Stiltner, Christian Flores. SACB--Luke Barrientos.
SB--Christian Flores, Jack Heringer, Nick Iwasa.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jack Wolger (W)                7.00    6    2    2    3    6    0
 PLEASANT GROVE JV          
Matt Smith (L)                 5.00    4    4    4    2    5    0
Michael Lawler                 2.00    3    2    2    1    2    0

PB--Jordan Linford (2). SO--Jared Alameida, Kyle Roessler
(2), Jack Cosca, Nicholas Sogard, Jack Heringer (2), Shane
Ellner, Sawyer Sobelman, Joe Restani, Clay Duval, Dawson
Weber, Amaury Reed. BB--Jack Cosca, Alexander Isola, Samuel
Stiltner, Shane Ellner, Michael Lawler, Matt Smith.

Sac Bee High School Varsity Baseball Top 20

BASEBALL TOP 20 - 4/13/2104

Team                  Rec.  Prev.
1. Davis                 8-5-1   1
2. Franklin              9-5     2
3. Elk Grove             8-4     3
4. Oak Ridge             7-5     5
5. Pleasant Grove        8-3     6
6. Vista del Lago       16-1     7
7. Grant                 9-4     4
8. Rocklin               8-6     8
9. Del Oro               8-6     9
10. Christian Brothers  12-2    10
11. Oakmont             10-3-1  13
12. Yuba City            9-4    14
13. Bella Vista         13-2    15
14. Folsom               5-8    11
15. Jesuit               8-5-1  12
16. Granite Bay          7-6    17
17. Woodcreek            8-5    18
18. Colfax              13-2    19
19. Bradshaw Christian  13-5    NR
20. Whitney             12-5    20

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Monday, April 14, 2014

California Historical Landmark #422

I am working in Sonora over the next few weeks and will be exploring Tuolumne County. California Historical Markers that I have visited include: Tuttletown [#124], Shaw's Flat [#395], Sonora-Mono Road [#422] and Jamestown [#431].

Sonora-Mono Road
California State Historical Landmark #422

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This landmark is located on State Highway 108 at Sugar Pine cutoff, Sugar Pine, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 03.669 W 120° 11.969.

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California Historical Landmark #422
Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Sonora Pass - Mono Road


Toll Gate, Fine Hotel and Stables near this spot 1850's.
Jedediah Smith reputed to have been first white man to cross
over or near Sonora Pass, 1827. Portion of Road built by
Tuolumne County Water Co., 1852. Surveyed to Bridgeport,
Mono County, 1860. Completed 1864 when six horse team
took three weeks for round trip, Sonora to Bridgeport.

State Registered Landmark No. 422
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base provided by Sonora Lions Club
Dedicated December 11, 1949

California Historical Landmark #422


The oldest trans-Sierra emigrant trail to California crossed over the Sonora Pass. Today’s Highway 108 is much the same route as the Old Sonora-Mono Toll Road. The toll road was constructed to increase the flow of supplies from Tuolumne County to new gold camps on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mad Men Season Seven


Like last year for season six, we hosted a a small Mad Men premiere party for season seven. The group included Sharon's brother Tom, his wife Becky, Kevin and Jim.

We barbecued hamburgers and corn for dinner.

ESPN 30 for 30 Vol II Trailer: Bad Boys

The eighteenth film--Bad Boys--in ESPN's 30 for 30 Volume II will premier Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8 pm ET.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Vol II: Requiem for the Big East

I watched Requiem for the Big East. This is the seventeenth installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 Vol II. An episode guide for Vol II is here.

Requiem for the Big East looks at the birth, growth and then decline of the Big East Basketball conference. Established in 1979 as a northeastern conference by Dave Gavitt. The Big East focused on schools in major television markets. By coincidence, it was established the same year that ESPN was created. Big East games were one of the early staples of ESPN.

The Big East quickly became one of the dominant basketball conferences in the country. In 1985, three of the Big East teams [St. John's with Chris Mullin, Villanova with Ed Pickeney and Georgetown with Patrick Ewing] made it to the NCAA Final Four. The Pickeney led Wildcasts upset the Ewing lead Hoyas in the finals.

The Big East was successful in recruiting local players and keeping them in the northeast. In addition to the ESPN exposure, one of the draws was that the conference's season ending tournament was held in Madison Square Garden. The conference was also blessed with a number of larger than life coaches, including Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca and John Thompson.

Over the last few years, the Big East has unraveled. Pressure to chase football money has caused several teams to jump to other conferences. The conference is being rebuilt around seven Catholic colleges that don't play football.

I was pleasantly surprised by this documentary. I started watching it with few expectations and was quickly enthralled. It is a nicely told story.

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A trailer for the film is here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa


The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball game played the third game of a three game series against the Ponderosa Bruins at Ponderosa High School. The Marauders beat the Bruins by the score of 4 to 0 on Monday and 6 to 1 on Wednesday.

Batting second, Jack was 2 for 4 with two singles and two runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack ran the count to 3 and 2, fouled off a pitch and then hit a soft line drive into right center for a single. He went from first to third on Cosca's single to right and an error by the right fielder. Jack scored on Sam's base hit through the right side. Jack grounded a 2 and 1 pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, he hit a 1 and 0 pitch off the handle for a soft line drive in left field. Jack went from first to third on a grounder through the left side by Cosca. I was very surprised that he went to third and just beat the throw from left fielder to the third baseman. Jack scored on Sam's sacrifice fly to right field. Although Jack grounded out to shortstop in his fourth plate appearance, it was an interesting at-bat. He fell behind 0 and 2. Jack then fouled off a pitch, took two balls, fouled off another pitch, took another ball before grounding out on the eighth pitch of the at-bat.

Playing centerfield for seven innings, Jack had one put-out.

Scoring runs in four of the first five innings, the Marauders ground out a 7 to 2 victory. The Marauders hit 10 singles: two by Jack, two by Iwasa and three by Cosca. Jack, Cosca and Alex scored six of the seven runs; each with two runs scored. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Chiappe (1-0, 1 start, 3 appearances, ERA 1.17) was the winning pitcher. Child pitched the fourth and fifth innings, while Kane pitched the sixth and seventh innings. Sampling the Bruins pitchers, the starting pitcher [Martin #9] threw 65, 73 and 73, while one of the relief pitchers [Daniels #21] threw 74, 75 and 64.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 11 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 5 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. In somewhat odd scheduling, the Marauders will play a double header against Pleasant Grove on Tuesday and a double header against Davis on Wednesday.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (7) AT PONDEROSA BRUINS (2)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  PONDEROSA BRUINS     AB  R  H BI
Nicholas Sogard       3  0  0  0  David Dyas            4  0  2  0  
 Cooper Renteria      1  0  0  1  Donald Hood           4  0  1  0  
Jack Heringer         4  2  2  0  Erik Rodenberg        3  0  1  0  
Jack Cosca            4  2  3  0  Fernando Loera*       1  0  0  0  
Samuel Stiltner       3  0  1  3   Nicholas King        2  0  0  0  
Alexander Isola       3  2  1  0  Jordan Humphrey       3  1  1  0  
 Andrew De Anda       1  0  0  0  Scott Martin          2  1  0  0  
Jared Alameida        2  0  0  0  Jason Ward            3  0  1  0  
 Jonah Allman         2  0  0  0  Chris Daniels         2  0  0  1  
Byrce Colombara       2  0  1  1  Garrett Grubaugh      1  0  0  0  
 Jack Baer            1  0  0  0   Carsten Glas         2  0  0  0  
Nick Iwasa            4  1  2  2                                    
Kyle Roessler         1  0  0  0                                    
 Kevin Fitzsimon      1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               32  7 10  7  TOTALS               27  2  6  1

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           302 110 0 -- 7  
PONDEROSA BRUINS              000 000 2 -- 2  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 7, PONDEROSA BRUINS 6. ERR--Andrew
De Anda, Garrett Grubaugh, David Dyas. 2B--Jordan Humphrey.
SACF--Samuel Stiltner. SB--Byrce Colombara, Nick Iwasa,
Kevin Fitzsimon, David Dyas.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
John Louis Chiappe (W)         3.00    4    0    0    0    1    0
Andrew Child                   2.00    0    0    0    0    2    0
Ryan Kane                      2.00    2    2    2    2    5    0
 PONDEROSA BRUINS           
Scott Martin (L)               3.00    7    5    4    2    1    0
Erik Rodenberg                 2.00    3    2    2    0    0    0
Chris Daniels                  2.00    0    0    0    0    2    0

PB--Max Hall. WP--Ryan Kane. SO--Jared Alameida, Jonah
Allman, Jack Cosca, Donald Hood, Erik Rodenberg, David Dyas,
Nicholas King (2), Carsten Glas (2), Fernando Loera*.
BB--Byrce Colombara, Kyle Roessler, Scott Martin, Chris
Daniels.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

California Historical Landmark #124

I am working in Sonora over the next few weeks and will be exploring Tuolumne County. California Historical Markers that I have visited include: Tuttletown [#124], Shaw's Flat [#395], Sonora-Mono Road [#422] and Jamestown [#431].

Tuttletown
California State Historical Landmark #124

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This landmark is located on State Highway 49 at Wilcox Ranch Road, Tuttletown, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 59.489 W 120° 28.131.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

California Historical Landmark #124

This early-day stopping place for men and mounts was named for Judge Anson A. H. Tuttle, who built the first log cabin here in 1848. Stones used in the base for the plaque are from the old Swerer store built in 1854, remains of which still exist (1949). Mark Twain traded here. Tuttletown Hotel, built in 1852 and still standing in 1949, was last operated by John Edwards.

California Historical Landmark #124

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa

Jesuit Marauders JV Baseball Team pre-gameIn the second game of a three game series this week, the Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Ponderosa Bruins at Jesuit. They beat the Bruins by the score of 4 to 0 on Monday at Ponderosa High School.

Batting fifth, Jack was 2 for 2 with a walk, a stolen base, two singles and two runs scored. In his first at-bat in the top of the first with runners on first and second and two out, Jack drove a 2 and 2 pitch into right field for a single. Jack went to second when Iwasa was hit by a pitch, to third on Jonah's walk and scored on Christian's double. He walked on five pitches in his second plate appearance, but ended the inning at first when Iwasa flied out to left. In his third at-bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 1 pitch through the left side for a single. He stole second and scored on Kyle's single to right.

Playing sixth innings in centerfield, Jack had two put-outs. He made a nice catch on a hard line drive to right center.

Capitalizing on three walks and a hit batter, the Marauders scored five runs in the bottom of the first. Holding the Bruins hitless, the Marauders won the game by the score of 6 to 1. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Cosca (3-0, 4 starts, 17.0 innings, 1.24 ERA) was the winning pitcher. Beards pitched the sixth and seventh innings in relief. Sampling the Bruins starting pitcher [King #14] with a radar gun, he threw 64 and 69.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 10 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 4 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders will play the third game of the three game set at Ponderosa on Friday.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa Box Score

Log Game
PONDEROSA BRUINS (1) AT JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (6)

PONDEROSA BRUINS     AB  R  H BI  JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI
Kameron Wong          2  0  0  0  Nicholas Sogard       4  0  0  0  
Jordan Humphrey       2  0  0  0  Jack Cosca            3  0  1  0  
Scott Martin          3  0  0  0   Trevor Beards        1  0  0  0  
Fernando Loera*       3  0  0  0  Alexander Isola       2  1  0  0  
Chris Daniels         2  1  0  0   John Louis Chiappe   0  0  0  0  
Erik Rodenberg        2  0  0  0  Jared Alameida        2  1  0  0  
Garrett Grubaugh      3  0  0  0   Kevin Fitzsimon      1  0  1  0  
David Dyas            2  0  0  1  Jack Heringer         2  2  2  0  
Max Hall              3  0  0  0   Jack Baer            1  0  0  0  
                                  Nick Iwasa            1  1  0  1  
                                   Cooper Renteria      2  0  0  0  
                                  Jonah Allman          1  1  0  1  
                                   Kyle Roessler        1  0  1  1  
                                  Christian Flores      1  0  1  3  
                                   Samuel Stiltner      1  0  0  0  
                                  Byrce Colombara       2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               22  1  0  1  TOTALS               25  6  6  6

PONDEROSA BRUINS              010 000 0 -- 1  
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           500 010 x -- 6  

LOB--PONDEROSA BRUINS 6, JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 9. ERR--Kameron
Wong, Scott Martin, David Dyas, Jared Alameida, Jonah
Allman, Nicholas Sogard. 2B--Christian Flores.
HBP--Christian Flores, Nick Iwasa. SACF--David Dyas.
SB--Kameron Wong (2), Jared Alameida, Byrce Colombara (2),
Alexander Isola, Jack Heringer.

 PONDEROSA BRUINS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Nicholas King (L)              4.67    5    6    6    5    2    0
Erik Rodenberg                 1.33    1    0    0    1    2    0
 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV        
Jack Cosca (W)                 5.00    0    1    0    5    5    0
Trevor Beards                  2.00    0    0    0    0    0    0

PB--Max Hall. SO--Garrett Grubaugh, Scott Martin (2), Max
Hall, Fernando Loera*, Cooper Renteria (2), Nicholas Sogard,
Jack Baer. BB--Kameron Wong (2), Erik Rodenberg, Chris
Daniels, Jordan Humphrey, Jared Alameida, Jonah Allman,
Byrce Colombara, Alexander Isola, John Louis Chiappe, Jack
Heringer.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 85

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 85

On Day 85, I rode 19.5 miles across northeastern Kansas. Starting the ride near the Kennekuk Pony Express Station [39°38'43.9"N 95°29'57.1"W - S3-T5S-R17E] on a unnamed road, I took 100th Street to Prairie Road. At the town of Everest, I picked up Highway 20. I followed Highway 20's twisting path into Denton, Kansas. I stopped at the corner of Highway 20 and Pine Avenue.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

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Sac Bee High School Varsity Baseball Top 20

BASEBALL TOP 20 - 4/8/2104

.  Team                   Rec.   Prev.
1. Davis                  7-3-1    3
2. Franklin               8-4      5
3. Elk Grove              6-4      1
4. Grant                  9-2      7
5. Oak Ridge              4-5     15
6. Pleasant Grove         5-3      2
7. Vista del Lago        13-1      8
8. Rocklin                6-5     10
9. Del Oro                7-4     16
10. Christian Brothers   10-1     11
11. Folsom                5-5      –
12. Jesuit                5-4-1    4
13. Oakmont               8-2-1   12
14. Yuba City             6-4     14
15. Bella Vista          10-2      6
16. Roseville             5-7      –
17. Granite Bay           5-5      9
18. Woodcreek             5-5     13
19. Colfax               10-2     17
20. Whitney               9-3     19

Monday, April 07, 2014

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa

High school baseball is entering the meat of the season. Over the next five weeks, the Marauders will play 18 games, including 7 in the next ten days. The Marauders will play a three game series against the Ponderosa Bruins this week. Last year, the Marauders beat the Bruins twice [13 to 3 and 10 to 0].

Leading off, Jack was 0 for 2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI. In his first at-bat, Jack hit a 0 and 2 pitch into right center for a medium fly ball and an out. Jack popped the first pitch of his second plate appearance up to the first baseman for out. With the score tied at 0 to 0 in the top of the fifth with one out and Alex on third, Jack hit a 1 and 0 pitch for a hard fly ball down the first base line for a sacrifice fly. Alex tagged up from third and scored the first run of the game.

Playing centerfield for sixth innings, Jack had two put-outs.

Scoring two runs in the top of the fifth, the Marauders got two more in the top of the sixth on a two out error by the Bruins' second baseman on Alex's ground ball. The Marauders held on to win the game by the score of 4 to 0. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Wolger (1-1, 4 starts, 1 appearance, 16.2 innings, 2.54 ERA) was the winning pitcher. Wolger pitched 6 shut-out innings. Making his first appearance since March 11, Chiappe pitched the seventh inning.

Sampling the Ponderosa pitchers with the radar gun, the first pitcher (Grubaugh #13) threw 59, 60, 61 and 60. In the car after the game, Jack was mumbling about hitting pitchers that are throwing so slow. Although the first Ponderosa pitcher was only throwing 60 mph, he held the Marauders at bay for five innings. The second pitcher (Martin #9) threw 74 and 75. The third pitcher (Davids #16) threw 75 and 75. I am really interested to see what pitchers Ponderosa has for the next two games.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 9 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 3 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here.

After dropping two of three to Folsom last week, the Jesuit Varsity baseball team lost again by the score of 2 to 1 to Ponderosa. The team is sinking fast in the Sacramento area standings. Jack rode to the game in the van with Coach P. Jack said that the three best varsity players (Snow, Loeb and Montemayor) are struggling. He and I were talking in the car on the way home about the short and long term ramifications if the varsity team doesn't right the ship soon.

Jesuit JV baseball versus Ponderosa Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (4) AT PONDEROSA BRUINS (0)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  PONDEROSA BRUINS     AB  R  H BI
Jack Heringer         2  0  0  1  Scott Martin          3  0  0  0  
 Byrce Colombara      1  0  0  0  Jordan Humphrey       3  0  0  0  
Jack Cosca            4  0  2  1  Cole Stamer           1  0  0  0  
Samuel Stiltner       4  0  2  0   Kameron Wong         2  0  1  0  
Jared Alameida        2  0  0  0  Fernando Loera*       3  0  2  0  
 Jonah Allman         1  1  1  0  David Dyas            3  0  0  0  
Nick Iwasa            2  0  0  0  Erik Rodenberg        3  0  1  0  
 Kevin Fitzsimon      1  0  0  0  Chris Davids          3  0  0  0  
Kyle Roessler         3  0  0  0  Jason Ward            3  0  2  0  
Alexander Isola       3  1  2  0  Garrett Grubaugh      2  0  1  0  
Christian Flores      3  0  0  0   Donald Hood          1  0  1  0  
Nicholas Sogard       3  1  2  0                                    
*Jack Baer            0  1  0  0                                    
TOTALS               29  4  9  2  TOTALS               27  0  8  0

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           000 022 0 -- 4  
PONDEROSA BRUINS              000 000 0 -- 0  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 5, PONDEROSA BRUINS 8. ERR--Kameron
Wong, Donald Hood. 2B--Alexander Isola. SACF--Jack Heringer.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jack Wolger (W)                6.00    7    0    0    1    4    0
John Louis Chiappe             1.00    1    0    0    1    1    0
 PONDEROSA BRUINS           
Garrett Grubaugh (L)           5.00    7    2    2    0    1    0
Scott Martin                   1.00    2    2    0    0    2    0
Chris Davids                   1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0

PB--David Dyas (2). BALK--Garrett Grubaugh. SO--Kyle
Roessler, Nick Iwasa, Kevin Fitzsimon, Jason Ward, David
Dyas (2), Jordan Humphrey, Chris Davids. BB--Scott Martin,
Jordan Humphrey.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Folsom


The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Folsom Bulldogs for the fourth time in the last week. Although the Marauders were leading by the score of 9 to 0 with two outs in the top of the fifth on Monday when the game was stopped due to rain, the teams had to replay the game from the beginning according to CIF section rules.

Leading off, Jack was 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and two runs scored. In his first at-bat, he hit a 1 and 2 pitch into right field for a single. Jack went to second when the right fielder misplayed the ball. He tagged up and went to third on Nick's fly out to deep center. Jack tagged up and scored on Sam's sacrifice fly to center. He hit a 0 and 2 pitch for a hard grounder through the right side in his second plate appearance. Jack went from first to third on Sam's ground ball through the left side and scored on Jack Cosca's line drive to center. In his third at-bat, he lined a 2 and 1 pitch into right center for a double. Unfortunately, Jack ended the inning there when Nick flied out to center and Sam struck out.

Playing centerfield for three innings, Jack had three put-outs. He made a very nice diving catch on a slicing line drive to right center.

For the first time this year, the Marauders relief pitchers were unable to hold a lead. Walking seven batters and hitting one batter, the relief pitchers were unable to hold on to leads of 4 to 1 and 8 to 5. The Marauders lost the game by the score of 9 to 8. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Child (1-1, 5 appearances, 8.33 innings, 5.04 ERA) was the losing pitcher. Sampling the Folsom pitchers with the radar gun, the first pitcher threw 65 and 67, while the second pitcher threw 78, 75 and 78.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 8 wins and 2 losses. Their league record is 2 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders play a three game series against the Ponderosa Bruins this week [Monday, Wednesday and Friday].

Jack at bat against Folsom; Connor Clancy catching

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Folsom Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (8) AT FOLSOM JV (9)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  FOLSOM JV            AB  R  H BI
Jack Heringer         3  2  3  0  Jacob Mandsager       4  1  0  1  
 Byrce Colombara      0  1  0  0  Matt Langbehn         4  0  2  1  
Nick Iwasa            3  0  0  0  Connor Clancy         4  0  1  2  
 Cooper Renteria      1  1  1  2  Trevor Darrow*        3  1  0  0  
Samuel Stiltner       4  1  1  1  Mark Langbehn         3  2  1  0  
Jared Alameida        1  0  0  0  Chris Wiese           3  1  1  0  
 Jonah Allman         2  0  1  1  Kota Hayes            2  1  1  0  
Jack Cosca            2  1  1  1  Dylan Crane           2  2  1  2  
 Jack Baer            1  0  0  0  Christian Sanchez     3  1  1  3  
Kevin Fitzsimon       2  1  1  0                                    
 Andrew Child         1  0  0  0                                    
Kyle Roessler         2  0  1  2                                    
 Jack Wolger          2  0  0  0                                    
Christian Flores      3  1  1  0                                    
Nicholas Sogard       2  0  0  0                                    
 Andrew De Anda       2  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               31  8 10  7  TOTALS               28  9  8  9

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           104 003 0 -- 8  
FOLSOM JV                     010 400 4 -- 9  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 10, FOLSOM JV 10. ERR--Cooper
Renteria, Kevin Fitzsimon, Matt Langbehn (2), Jacob
Mandsager. 2B--Jack Heringer, Christian Sanchez. HBP--Andrew
Child, Chris Wiese. SACF--Samuel Stiltner. SB--Jared
Alameida, Byrce Colombara, Jack Cosca, Christian Flores,
Andrew Child, Kevin Fitzsimon, Mark Langbehn.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Samuel Stiltner                3.00    2    1    1    2    1    0
Ryan Kane                      0.67    2    4    4    3    2    0
Andrew Child (L)               2.67    3    4    4    3    5    0
Jack Wolger                    0.00    1    0    0    1    0    0
 FOLSOM JV                  
Chris Wiese                    5.67   10    8    3    3    6    0
Jacob Mandsager (W)            1.33    0    0    0    3    1    0

PB--Connor Clancy. WP--Samuel Stiltner. SO--Jack Wolger,
Jared Alameida, Samuel Stiltner, Christian Flores, Nick
Iwasa, Andrew Child, Jack Baer, Christian Sanchez, Mark
Langbehn (2), Connor Clancy (2), Kota Hayes, Chris Wiese
(2). BB--Jared Alameida, Byrce Colombara (2), Cooper
Renteria, Christian Flores, Jack Baer, Matt Langbehn,
Christian Sanchez, Mark Langbehn, Jacob Mandsager, Trevor
Darrow*, Kota Hayes (2), Dylan Crane (2).

Friday, April 04, 2014

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Folsom

The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the third game of a three game series against the Folsom Bulldogs. Jack was sick two days this week and missed practice on Thursday. As a result, he didn't start. After beating Folsom handily in the first two games, the coaches took the opportunity to play lots of boys in this game; sixteen different Marauders batted.

The Marauders jumped on the Bulldogs for six runs in the top of the first and never looked back. The Marauders won the game by the score of 10 to 0 in five innings. There is a 10 run mercy run after five innings. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Beards (1-0, 1 Save, 1 Start, 3 appearances, 9.67 innings, ERA 0.00) got the win. Striking out three and walking three, he gave up three hits over five innings.

After not using the radar gun for the first part of the season, I got it out for the game. The second Folsom pitcher was throwing in the high 60s; samples included 66, 68 and 69. Samples for the third Folsom pitcher included 62, 54, 62 and 59. You can't throw 60 mph fast balls to these boys…

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 8 wins and 1 loss. Their league record is 2 wins and 0 losses. The game log is here.

Monday's game is going to have to be replayed on Saturday morning. The game was stopped due to rain with two outs in the top of the fifth with the Marauders leading by the score of 9 to 0. CIF section rules indicate that this is a suspended game that has to be replayed from the beginning.

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Folsom Box Score

Log Game
JESUIT MARAUDERS JV (10) AT FOLSOM JV (0)

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV  AB  R  H BI  FOLSOM JV            AB  R  H BI
Nick Iwasa            2  0  0  0  Jacob Mandsager       2  0  0  0  
 Jack Baer            2  0  0  0  Matt Langbehn         2  0  1  0  
Kyle Roessler         3  1  1  0   Daren Mann           1  0  0  0  
 Andrew De Anda       1  0  0  0  Connor Clancy         2  0  0  0  
Jack Cosca            2  2  1  0  Trevor Darrow*        2  0  0  0  
 Jonah Allman         2  0  2  0  Chris Wiese           2  0  1  0  
Samuel Stiltner       3  2  2  2  Mark Langbehn         1  0  0  0  
Jared Alameida        2  2  2  2  Dylan Crane           2  0  0  0  
 Jack Wolger          1  1  1  0  Kota Hayes            1  0  0  0  
Christian Flores      2  1  2  2   Connor Stackhouse    0  0  0  0  
 Kevin Fitzsimon      2  0  0  0  Christian Sanchez     0  0  0  0  
Trevor Beards         3  1  2  2   Kyle Robertson       1  0  0  0  
Ryan Kane             2  0  2  2   Michael Dermenjian   1  0  0  0  
 Andrew Child         1  0  0  0                                    
Nicholas Sogard       2  0  0  0                                    
 Cooper Renteria      1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               31 10 15 10  TOTALS               17  0  2  0

JESUIT MARAUDERS JV           630 100 -- 10 
FOLSOM JV                     000 00x -- 0  

LOB--JESUIT MARAUDERS JV 8, FOLSOM JV 5. ERR--Connor Clancy.
2B--Jared Alameida (2). 3B--Jack Cosca. SB--Jonah Allman,
Trevor Beards.

 JESUIT MARAUDERS JV             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Trevor Beards (W)              5.00    2    0    0    3    3    0
 FOLSOM JV                  
Vance Armstrong (L)            2.00   11    9    8    0    0    0
Kyle Robertson                 2.00    3    1    1    0    1    0
Michael Dermenjian             1.00    1    0    0    2    1    0

WP--Kyle Robertson. SO--Cooper Renteria, Kevin Fitzsimon,
Jacob Mandsager, Chris Wiese, Michael Dermenjian. BB--Jack
Wolger, Samuel Stiltner, Mark Langbehn, Jacob Mandsager,
Connor Stackhouse.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

California Historical Landmark #431

I am working in Sonora over the next few weeks and will be exploring Tuolumne County. California Historical Markers that I have visited include: Tuttletown [#124], Shaw's Flat [#395], Sonora-Mono Road [#422] and Jamestown [#431].

Jamestown
California State Historical Landmark #431

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This landmark is located on the northeast corner of Main and Donovan Streets, Jamestown, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 57.107 W 120° 25.430.

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California Historical Landmark #431

Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Jamestown (also called Jimtown)

Known as gateway of Mother Lode and to southern mines. Gold first discovered in Tuolumne County west of this point on Woods Creek by James Woods shortly before town was founded by Col. George James, August 8, 1848. Large quantities of gold recovered from stream beds and gulches during "Gold Rush." Surrounded by famous mines from which millions were extracted in later years. First mercantile business in southern mines said to have been in Butterfield Building, built in 1850, still standing (1948).


California Historical Landmark #431

California Historical Landmark #431