West Unable to Defeat Peninsula at Home

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

   On April 22nd, the Warriors’ Baseball team played against Bay League competitor Palos Verdes Peninsula at home. West was coming off a victory against Peninsula previously on May 20th where they won 9-2.

    However in this game, they would not be successful for Teddy Kerwin (11) provided two runs batted in with a double and Joey Notch (10) scored the other run with a single. Nevertheless, Peninsula was able to win due to a three-run home run and got more runs from other players. As a result, West lost 5-3 and was unable to sweep the season series. As a result, West’s record is now ten wins, ten losses, and one tie and they also have a Bay League record of three wins and one loss.   Pinch Runner/ Outfield Wesley Chipeco (11) believes that though the Warriors did not win, they “played good defense and got timely hits” from players such as Teddy Kerwin. On the other hand, Chipeco added that the one bad detail about this game was the one pitch thrown that ended up leading to a three-run home run. Otherwise, there was little wrong with the way West played according to Chipeco.

   Though they have had a rather consistent season, the Warriors still hope to achieve their goals which they had laid out before the season began. According to Chipeco, “our main goal is to win the Bay League Championship and from there, a reasonable goal is that we go a few rounds in the CIF playoffs.” Chipeco also stated that “if we are playing our best, we can beat almost anybody [we play].”    With games to be played against Santa Monica and Redondo Union, it appears that if the Warriors want to meet their expectations, they will have to start making strides in their playing performance so that they can fulfill their goals of winning the Bay League and advancing in CIF.