Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of May 26 - June 2
Our baseball team played three times last week, culminating in a berth in the CIF Division 1, Championship game on Friday, June 2. The Lancers opened the week on Tuesday, May 30, with a 3-2 victory over Granite Hills. The Lancers jumped out to an early two run lead in the bottom of the first on a two run home run by Ethan Risse. Jimmy Chatfield went 2 for 3 at the plate and had an RBI. Ethan Risse pitched 6.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs for the victory. Late season pitching sensation, freshman Joseph Cetale retired both of the hitters he faced for the save.
With the victory, the Lancers played Granite Hills again the next day with the winner earning a spot in the championship game. The Lancers led 2-0 after four innings, but the Eagles kept battling and tied the game scoring a run in the 5th and 6th innings. The Lancers answered the challenge and scored a run in the bottom of the 6th and won the game 3-2. Sterling Hayes and Ethan Risse each had a home run. Ben Krongard also had huge hit and RBI. Sterling Hayes pitched 6 innings and allowed one earned run for the victory. Joseph Cetale again recorded the save.
On Friday, June 2 the Lancers’ season ended with a 8-3 loss to Grossmont in the CIF D1 Championship at USD. The Lancer Legion was out in full force to support their beloved Lancers. Unfortunately, the Parker fell behind 3-1 in the first inning. As they have all season, the boys kept fighting and were down 4-3 in the bottom of the 5th with runners in scoring position. Unfortunately, we were not able to drive any runs across the plate and the Foothillers scored four runs in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach.
The Lancers finished the season with a 22-8 overall record and went 11-1 to win the Coastal League championship.
The Lancer Legion was out in full force at the CIF D1 Baseball Championships at USD.
Freshman, Joseph had 2 saves last week in the Lancers two wins last week over Granite Hills.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.