Coach Thompson's Reports
May 9 - Waterville Senior Night - Game #1; Manson 12 Waterville 7 - Game #2; Manson 6 Waterville 3
The Trojans welcomed the Shockers of Waterville to Singleton Park in Manson on Tuesday for the Trojans' final games of the season.
The games also marked Senior Night for the Trojans. Seniors Bo Charlton, Everardo Guillen, and Mason Cameron round out this year's senior class for Manson Trojan Baseball.
Bo Charlton is a five year letterman who has been a starter since 8th grade, Bo, a duel-sport athlete who also participates in track, is an outstanding teammate and team leader and has been one of our best hitters for the past 5 seasons.
Everardo Guillen has played since his sophomore year and has had a positive impact on our program. Everardo has dramatically improved his baseball skills and knowledge over the past 3 seasons and has been an outstanding, reliable teammate.
Mason Cameron played during his 8th grade year and again as a senior. Mason, also a duel-sport athlete who participates in track, brought a big voice, big swing and even an bigger throw from the outfield. Mason is a competitor and has been a great example of how to give it everything you have on every single play.
Prior to the game the Trojans set the stage for Senior Night and announced all players' names and presented the national anthem. The baseball field at Singleton Park was picturesque with fresh chalk, American Flag, 18 proudly displayed Advertising Businesses' Banners lining the baseball field, and a large crowd gathered to show their Trojan support.
The Trojans sent Zach Serafini to the hill for his final start of the season. Serafini leads the pitching staff innings pitched with 25 1/3 and strikeouts at 29. Avery Thompson did the catching. Bo Charlton started at 2nd base, Everardo Guillen was the starting Designated Hitter, and Mason Cameron was stationed in right field.
Serafini pitched 6 1/3 innings, tallying the league limit of 105 pitches recording 9 strikeouts while giving up 11 hits, 7 runs, and 5 walks.
Pitching in relief was Caleb Rossell who pitched 2/3 inning using up 16 pitches, with 0 walks and giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and recording 2 strikeouts.
Defensively the Trojans had zero errors in game #1 and outfielders Mason Cameron, Caden Beazley, and Marcus Bernardo all turned in nice catches.
Both teams had 12 hits total, but the Trojans only left 3 on base to the Shocker's 9 left on. The offense was lead by Bo Charlton and Jose Pascasio who both went 3/3. The Trojans scored 6 in the 6th to put the game away with big hits from Bo Charlton, Jose Pascasio, and Victor Calderon, and Everardo Guillen had a huge walk that set the table for the top of the order to score runs.
Trojans with hits: Avery Thompson (2), Jose Pascasio (3), Bo Charlton (3), Zach Serafini (2), Parker Schoenwald and Victor Calderon.
- Zach Serafini 105
- Caleb Rossell 16
Game #2 saw the Trojans send their lefty freshman Caleb Rossell to the hill and again Avery Thompson was the receiver.
Rossell pitched 5 2/3 innings, tallying 57 pitches recording 6 strikeouts while giving up 2 hits, 1 runs, and 1 walk.
Pitching in relief was Bo Charlton who pitched 1 1/3 innings using up 23 pitches, walking 0 and giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and recording 2 strikeouts.
Defensively the Trojans turned in two absolutely amazing catches from Ethan Schoenwald and Cody Fitzpatrick. Schoenwald robbed a Shocker home run at the fence in left field and Fitzpatrick stole a sure double away on a screaming line drive in center field.
The Trojan offense was lead by Avery Thompson and Bo Charlton who had all the Trojan hits. The Trojans scored in the first three innings and let the strong defense and pitching take over.
- Caleb Rossell 57 total: 70
- Bo Charlton 23
The game ended with a called 3rd strike to a Shocker batter from the arm of Bo Charlton and the 2017 Trojan Baseball season was in the books!
The Trojans ended the 2017 season with a record of 8-11, two wins ahead of last season and a 5th place finish just missing the 4th place spot needed to see playoff action.
Manson Trojan Baseball would like to thank our seniors for their years of commitment and the great memories they leave with us, and a special thank you to all our players and managers-for an outstanding season. Thank you to our bat boys-Colby Schoenwald and Spencer Thompson, all of our parents, coaching staff-Brett La Mar and Travis Schoenwald, Athletic Director Eric Sivertson, scorebook keepers Bev La Mar and Hayli Thompson, and statistician Brett La Mar. A special thank you goes to our media outlets KOZI Radio, The Wenatchee World, and Golakechelan. And thank you to the Manson Parks Department for keeping our home field at Singleton Park so beautiful!
Manson Trojan Baseball would like to sincerely thank our group of local businesses who show their support for us through our Advertising Banner Fundraiser:
- Mountain View Lodge
- Lake Chelan Building Supply
- Manson Growers
- Chelan Printing and Custom Signs
- Green Dot Sub Shop
- Manson Red Apple Market
- Real Life Lake Chelan
- Lake Chelan Cheese
- Reeds Marine
- England Chiropractic
- Lake Chelan Helicopters
- Champion Orchards
- Manson Fire Department
- Lake Chelan Winery / The Winemaker's Grill
- Ireland Farms
- Lake Chelan Lighting Center
- Wilbur Ellis
- Chelan Fruit
- Chamberlin Agriculture
- Casey D. Sutherland DMD PLLC
- Zippy Disposal
And thank you to our amazing 2017 Individual Sponsors:
- Len England
- Matt and Shelly Charlton
- Dennis and Mary Beth Thompson
- Dan and Kebra Thompson
- Rocky and Christy Libbey
- Travis and Megan Schoenwald
- Mac and Travers LLC
- Brett and Beverly La Mar
- Robert J. Dwinnell
See you in 2018 for more great high school baseball action from Manson Trojan Baseball and GO TROJANS!!!
May 5 - Home League Double-Header vs. Liberty Bell Friday, May 5th.
Game #1 - Manson 1 Liberty Bell 11
Game #2 - Manson 0 Liberty Bell 11
The Trojans welcomed the Mountain Lions of Liberty Bell to Singleton Park in Manson for a Friday afternoon double-header-a game which was rained out weeks earlier. The Mountain Lions have had a strong season and sit atop the 2B League standings.
The Trojans sent staff ace Zach Serafini to the hill and Avery Thompson did the catching. Serafini pitched 5 1/3 innings, tallying 84 pitches recording 0 strikeouts while giving up 10 hits, 8 runs, and 2 walks.
Pitching in relief was Caleb Rossell who pitched 1 2/3 innings using up 32 pitches, walking 3 and giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while recording 2 strikeouts.
The Trojans played good defense for game #1 and the outfield play shined. Victor Calderon, Marcus Bernardo and Caden Beazley all turned in nice catches on hard hit balls.
The Trojan offense was quiet until the 6th inning when lead off hitter Avery Thompson was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a fielder's-choice, then scored on another fielder's choice when Bo Charlton hit a ball to the SS and tallied the RBI. Thompson also added a nice stolen base in the 3rd inning against the top catcher in the league.
Zach Serafini had the only Trojan hit.
- Zach Serafini 84
- Caleb Rossell 32
Between games, the Trojans' own Matt Charlton fired up the grill and served the traditional double header hot dogs for both teams to enjoy. Thanks so much Matt!!!
The Trojans looked to game #2 for a second shot at the Mountain Lions, and the Trojans sent sophomore Jose Pascasio to the hill and Avery Thompson did the catching. Pascasio pitched 1 2/3 innings, tallying 40 pitches while recording 1 strikeout and giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, and 3 walks.
Making his second appearance on the day and again pitching in relief was Caleb Rossell who pitched 2 innings using up 29 more pitches, walking 2 and giving up 1 run on 2 hits and recording 2 strikeouts. Avery Thompson followed Rossell in relief. Thompson pitched 1 1/3 innings, recording 3 strikeouts, giving up 1 hit , 4 walks, and 4 runs. Jose Pascasio did the catching for Thompson.
Defensively the outfield continued making nice plays and Victor Calderon and Caden Beazley both turned in outstanding catches.
The Trojan offense was lead by senior Bo Charlton who had the only Trojan hit.
- Jose Pascasio 40
- Caleb Rossell 29 total: 61
- Avery Thompson 41
The Trojans' final game of the season and Senior Night is Tuesday, May 9th a Home League Double-Header vs. Waterville at Singleton Park in Manson starting at 3:30pm.
May 2 - League Single-Header at Pateros - Manson 5 Pateros 6
The Trojans took the short trip along the Columbia into Pateros to take on the Billy Goats on Tuesday afternoon. Just seven days earlier the Trojans and Billy Goats faced off at Singleton Park in Manson and the Trojans took that game 9-3.
The Trojans sent senior Bo Charlton to the hill and Avery Thompson did the catching. Charlton pitched for 2 innings, tallying 49 pitches recording 2 strikeouts while giving up 2 hits, 4 runs, and 2 walks.
Pitching in relief was Zach Serafini who pitched 4 2/3 innings using 74 pitches, walking 4 and giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and recording 7 strikeouts.
Defensively for the Trojans, the catcher Avery Thompson kept the Billy Goats penned up on the day, and didn't allow a stolen base, and Senior Everardo Guillen roamed the outfield with intensity when he drew the start in right field.
The Trojan team was quiet and confident and were eying the short porch in right field where ground rules dictated doubles are the call over the short wall.
The Trojans outhit the Billy Goats 10-7, but the Trojans committed 4 costly errors.
Avery Thompson had a strong night at the plate going 4/4 with 2 doubles. Marcus Bernardo had 2 RBI's. Caleb Rossell had the hardest hit ball on the night with a rocket shot for a ground rule double.
The Trojans scored 2 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th, but were behind all game until tying the game at 5 in the 7th inning only to lose in the bottom of the 7th when, with two outs and bases loaded, and after facing the five man infield defense of the Trojans, a Billy Goat hit a sharp ball to Parker Schoenwald at 3rd base who made an amazing dive to stop the ball, but couldn't make the throw to get an out. An exciting and very competitive game indeed.
The Trojans with hits: Avery Thompson (4), Jose Pascasio, Bo Charlton, Zach Serafini (2), Caleb Rossell, and Marcus Bernardo.
- Bo Charlton 49
- Zach Serafini 76
The Trojans final game of the season and Senior Night is Tuesday, May 9th a Home League Double-Header vs. Waterville at Singleton Park in Manson starting at 3:30pm.
April 29 - League Double-Header at Brewster - Game #1 - Manson 0 Brewster 10 - Game #2 - Manson 1 Brewster 14
The Trojans, looking to keep a 4 game winning streak alive, traveled to take on the top team in the 2B league-the Brewster Bears. The Trojans were confident and ready to prove they could play with the best. The ballpark in Brewster was indeed well groomed with a professional look.
Early on, the Trojans' offense was beginning to simmer hot, but the game shifted momentum after two very close plays at the plate went Brewster's way. The only Trojan hit came by sophomore Avery Thompson when he hustled out a hot-shot ground ball to the Bear's shortstop and beat the throw by a fraction of a second.
The Trojans sent junior Zach Serafini to the hill and Avery Thompson did the catching. Serafini pitched for 2 innings, tallying 61 pitches recording 2 strikeouts while giving up 5 hits, 10 runs, and 1 walk. Pitching in relief was senior Bo Charlton who was efficient and effective and also pitched 2 innings using 27 pitches, only walking 1 and giving up 0 runs.
Defensively for the Trojans, Thompson had a nice game behind the plate and threw out two Bears on the day, also sophomore Victor Calderon turned in a couple of nice catches in center field, and senior Mason Cameron turned in the play of the day-a tumbling dive for an out on a fly ball in right field.
- Zach Serafini 61
- Bo Charlton 27
The Trojans sent freshman Caleb Rossell to the hill to start the second game and Avery Thompson did the catching again. Rossell had good accuracy and his curve ball was working well while he tallied up 73 pitches recording 2 strikeouts while giving up 9 hits, 8 runs, and 5 walks. Relief came by Jose Pascasio, Bo Charlton, Avery Thompson and then the lefty Rossell re-entered to pitch against a left-handed Bear.
The Trojans scored in the 3rd inning when Avery Thompson stole 3rd base and on the pitch the batter Manson Cameron took a giant swing, but only managed to dribble the ball back out in front of home plate, Thompson never slowed down rounding 3rd base and the Bears couldn't go 1st to home in time to get Thompson sliding in head first and Cameron tallied the RBI.
The Trojans had to battle another hard throwing Bear pitcher and the game again featured several extremely close plays at first and home plate. The Trojans couldn't get the timely hit when they really needed it to stay in the game. Zach Serafini had the only Trojan hit which was a sharply hit ball up the middle.
Defensively for the Trojans' Jake Lodwig recorded a nice catch in left field, Zach Serafini had several nice plays at 2nd base, and Rossell forced a Bear into a pickle with a good lefty move, but the defense couldn't convert the opportunity into an out.
- Caleb Rossell 73
- Jose Pascasio 32
- Bo Charlton 5, total:32
- Avery Thompson 6
The Trojans' next game is Tuesday, May 2nd a League Single-Header at Pateros starting at 4:30pm.
April 27 - League Double-Header at Bridgeport
Game #1 - Manson 25 Bridgeport 1
Game #2 - Manson 10 Bridgeport 2
Game #1 - The Trojans, confident after coming off a league victory vs. Pateros, traveled to Bridgeport to take on the Mustangs in a week-day double-header. Last season's meeting between the Trojans and Mustangs saw 48 total runs cross the plate during the double-header.
The Trojans hit first looking to score early, and did put up 3 runs in the 1st and then scored in every inning, ending with 25 total. Jose Pascasio had a big game at the plate going 3-5 and scoring 3 times.
The Trojans sent sophomore Avery Thompson to the hill and Jose Pascasio did the catching. Thompson pitched well for two innings, tallying 60 pitches recording 4 strikeouts while giving up only 1 hit, 0 runs, on 3 walks. Pitching in relief was Jose Pascasio and Bo Charlton.
Trojans with hits were: Avery Thompson, Marcus Bernardo, Bo Charlton, Jose Pascasio, Parker Schoenwald, Ethan Schoenwald, Everardo Guillen, Caden Beazley, Jake Lodwig, and Mason Cameron.
Defensively the Trojans had 0 errors.
- Avery Thompson 51
- Jose Pascasio 21
- Bo Charlton 6
The Trojans, looked to play a second strong game and flex some more offense.
The Trojans again hit first and Avery Thompson scored on a sacrifice fly by Parker Schoenwald.
The Trojans sent freshman Caleb Rossell to the hill to start the second game and Avery Thompson did the catching. Rossell tallied 60 pitches recording 4 strikeouts while giving up only 1 hit, 0 runs, on 0 walks. Relief came by way of Jose Pascasio, Caden Beazley and Bo Charlton.
Trojans scored in every inning except the 2nd and tallied 8 hits: Trojans with hits were Avery Thompson, Bo Charlton (2) with a double and triple, Cody Fitzpatrick, Jake Lodwig, Caleb Rossell and Mason Cameron (2).
8th grader Caden Beazley made his 2017 debut and pitched well and struck out 4 in two innings of work.
- Caleb Rossell 60
- Jose Pascasio 5, total: 26
- Caden Beazley 26
- Bo Charlton 21, total: 27
The Trojans' next game is Saturday, April 29th a League Double-Header at Brewster starting at 11:00am.
April 25 - Manson 9 Pateros 3 - Single-Header, League Home game vs. Pateros,
The Trojans welcomed the Billy Goats of Pateros to Singleton Park for a league game on Tuesday afternoon.
The Trojans sent their ace Zach Serafini to the hill and sophomore Avery Thompson geared up as his receiver. Serafini channeled the large hometown crowd's energy and had a solid performance pitching into the 7th inning, recording 10 strikeouts while giving up only 2 hits, 3 runs, and 3 walks.
Serafini threw 96 pitches, a season high, then graciously gave up the complete game and turned over the baseball to his relief-freshman Caleb Rossell who pitched 2/3 inning and totaled 24 pitches giving up no hits, no runs and no strikeouts, and walked 3.
The Trojan offense produced from the first inning when Avery Thompson crossed home plate after a balk call came when the Billy Goat pitcher dropped the ball. The Trojans scored 2 in 1st inning and then exploded for 5 more in the 2nd and the offense rounded up 9 runs on 7 hits. Thompson scored 4 runs, Charlton had 4 RBI's and Serafini had an RBI to help his cause.
Trojans with hits were: Avery Thompson, Marcus Bernardo, Bo Charlton, Jose Pascasio, Parker Schoenwald (2) and Mason Cameron.
Defensively the Trojans walked away with 4 errors, but played solid, Thompson caught well and threw out a stealing Billy Goat at second base that brought a roar from the crowd. Parker Schoenwald turned in another blue collar day at 3rd and Bo Charlton played a solid 1st base. The Trojans entered all 7 non-starters and a good team victory was had.
- Zach Serafini: 96
- Caleb Rossell: 24
Manson Trojan Baseball will hold their baseball camp on Wednesday, April 26th at 3:45-5:15pm for any 3rd through 6th graders at Singleton Park in Manson. The camp is free and no pre-registration is needed. Attendees are entered to win a new baseball bat and will receive a Manson Trojan Baseball tee-shirt.
The Trojans' next game is Thursday, April 27th a League Double-Header at Bridgeport starting at 3:00pm.
April 21 - Home non-league, single-header vs. Moses Lake Christian Academy - Manson 14 Moses Lake Christian Academy 4
The Trojans welcomed the Lions of the Moses Lake Christian Academy to Singleton Park for a non-league game on Friday. The weather was spot on and Singleton Park was picturesque.
Prior to the game, the Trojans celebrated the electric glow of a new scoreboard. The Trojan Blue scoreboard rounds out many field projects and improvements that the Manson Trojan Baseball program has undertaken over the past 6 years; the infield was redesigned with the removal of sod, a wooden backstop was added at the same time as the full backstop was painted in Trojan Blue, new dugouts, a batting cage, a flag pole and new bullpens have all been built, and this season an outfield fence was purchased and installed.
Manson Trojan Baseball would like to thank our amazing community, the Manson Park Department, Manson School District, Lake Chelan Building Supply and all of our Advertising Banner Fundraiser Businesses that make our projects possible. Our program humbly thanks all of you for your continued support!
Hoping to illuminate a win for the Trojan fans, sophomore Marcus Bernardo climbed the hill for the Trojans. Bernardo, making his 2017 pitching debut, pitched well for 3 innings, recording 3 strikeouts while giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, and 1 walk. Pitching in relief was freshman Parker Schoenwald who threw 2 innings, recording 1 strikeout while giving up 3 hits, 1 run, and 3 walks, and 8th grader Caden Beazley did the catching for the entire game.
The Trojan offense was hot from the first inning when Marcus Bernardo hit an RBI single to left and the Trojans never looked back.
Trojans with hits were: Avery Thompson, Marcus Bernardo, Victor Calderon, Caden Beazley, Parker Schoenwald, Cody Fitzpatrick.
Victor Calderon, Bryce La Mar and Parker Schoenwald each scored two runs.
Defensively the Trojans turned in some great plays; SS Jake Lodwig started a nice double play to Caleb Rossell at 1st base then onto a close play at the plate where Caden Beazley made a quick tag on a Lion runner. Thanks to Bryce La Mar, Ethan Schoenwald and Everardo Guillen the outfield play was flawless for the Trojans. Parker Schoenwald fielded well from the pitcher's position making two nice plays.
- Marcus Bernardo 55
- Parker Schoenwald 41
A special thank you goes out to our manager Alex Solorio for running our scoreboard, thanks Alex you did a fantastic job!
The Trojans' next game is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th, a league single-header home game vs. Pateros at 4:30pm.
April 18 - League Single Header at Soap Lake - Manson 2 Soap Lake 9
Tuesday the Trojans traveled South to take on the Eagles of Soap Lake. The Eagles took the first matchup in Manson last Tuesday with a score of 10-0 in seven innings. The Trojans were looking for an all around better performance this time around. The game was very competitive and took a playoff-like tone from the first inning.
The Trojans looked to last year's MVP Avery Thompson who had success pitching against the Eagles last week striking out 8. Thompson again pitched strong striking out 3 this time around.
Thompson pitched 3 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits while walking 4. Pitching in relief was Zach Serafini (3 innings), Caleb Rossell and Jose Pascasio. Thompson re-entered the game as the pitcher in the 6th inning and closed out the game.
he Trojan offense was quiet to begin the game until dual sport senior Mason Cameron put a charge into an Eagle pitch and knocked in 2 RBI's, Cameron also made an outstanding running catch in right field. Parker Schoenwald showed great hustle on the bases, put down an amazing bunt with two strikes, and beat out a grounder for an infield hit. Trojans with hits were: Mason Cameron, Parker Schoenwald (2), and Jose Pascasio.
Defensively the Trojans had one of their best games, sophomore Avery Thompson again picked off an Eagle base runner and infielders Parker Schoenwald, Bo Charlton, Jose Pascasio, Caleb Rossell and Angel Cervantes all turned in an outstanding game defensively.
- Avery Thompson 48
- Zach Serafini 38
- Caleb Rossell 9
- Jose Pascasio 4
The Trojans' next game is scheduled for Friday, April 21st, a home non-league single-header vs. Moses Lake Christian Academy at 4:30pm.
April 11 - Manson 0 Soap Lake 10
The Trojans celebrated playing on the home field at Singleton Park in Manson for the first time this season after poor field conditions had cost the Trojans four home games.
The Trojans welcomed the Soap Lake Eagles to Singleton Park on a beautiful afternoon for baseball. The Trojan’s field also took on a different look for the game with the addition of a new outfield fence. The final placement and distances from home plate were debated between coaches and players and a hitter's park was ultimately created with the left field distance set at 305, center field at 315 and right field at 285, but the Trojans would have to wait for another day to see a hometown homerun hit.
The Trojans bats were sleepy and only two players recorded hits: Marcus Bernardo and Avery Thompson. Bernardo leads the team with an impressive .556 average.
Freshman Caleb Rossell climbed the hill to start the game and looked for inspiration from a large home town crowd. Rossell’s line: 2/3 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 runs.
Pitching in relief was Zach Serafini who threw 2/3 of an inning, and Avery Thompson who pitched well for 5 2/3 innings and had 8 strikeouts.
Defensively the Trojans had 6 errors, but turned in great plays from shortstop Bo Charlton, and catcher Parker Schoenwald had some amazing blocks on pitches in the dirt.
- Caleb Rossell 29
- Zach Serafini 27
- Avery Thompson 98
The Trojans next game is scheduled for Saturday, April 15th, a league double-header home game vs. Liberty Bell at Singleton Park in Manson at 11:00 and 1:00pm.
April 1 - Game #1 Manson 0 Tonasket 12 - Game #2 Manson 0 Tonasket 16
Due to lingering poor home field conditions at Singleton Park in Manson coupled with the graciousness of the Chelan School District, the Trojans called Mountain Goat Field in Chelan home for the Saturday, and welcomed the Tigers of Tonasket to play ball, and the added warm weather was a spring time treat for fans and players alike.
Avery Thompson took the ball to start game #1 and pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, and 8 runs with 1 strikeout and 2 walks. Pitching in relief was Jose Pascasio who threw 2 and 2/3 innings giving up 7 hits, and 4 runs with 1 strikeout and 2 walks.
The Trojan defense struggled mightily on the day and racked up 5 errors, but a defensive highlight on the day for the Trojans was the impressive hustle by senior Mason Cameron who roamed right field. Cameron playing in his first baseball season since 8th grade, has shown true grit and an outstanding determination to compete, work hard in practice and contribute to the team.
The offense was shut down by a good left handed pitcher for Tonasket and the Trojans struck out 11 times and only managed one hit by junior Zach Serafini.
The Trojans sent freshman Caleb Rossell a young lefty to the hill against the Tigers in game #2. Rossell has looked very good in his previous outings as a relief pitcher.
Rossell pitched 3 and 1/3 innings giving up 9 hits, and 10 runs with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks. Pitching in relief in game #2 was again Jose Pascasio who threw 1 and 2/3 more innings while giving up 8 hits, and 5 runs with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.
The defense again struggled to make plays and added 3 more errors in game #2. A defensive highlight was turned in by Avery Thompson at catcher who chased down a passed ball and threw out a runner at third base.
March 25 - League Double Header At Oroville
Manson 33 Oroville 3
Manson 21 Oroville 0
On a much welcomed warm and sunny day for baseball, the Trojans traveled north to Oroville on Saturday looking for some offense that was missing from last Saturday against Lake Roosevelt.
Batting first was an advantage and set in motion the Trojan momentum for the rest of the day. The Trojans walked away with 8 runs in the first inning after lead off hitter Avery Thompson opened the game with a triple and scored on a Hornet error, and the Trojans never looked back.
Senior Bo Charlton threw three strong innings striking out 4, walking 3, giving up only 3 hits and 1 run. Sophomore Jose Pascasio pitched two innings in relief, striking out 3 and giving up 2 runs.
Offensively the Trojans exploded for 33 runs and many hits on the day were with wood bats.
Every player on the roster contributed to a great team win. Although on a sad note, we do report that senior Bo Charlton did in fact break one of the team's prized wood bats with a giant swing in the 3rd inning. The bill is in the mail Bo.
The Trojans came out swinging and again put the wood bats to good use. Pushing across 21 in game #2, and again using every player on the roster, the Trojans played well in all facets of the game.
Starting pitcher sophomore Avery Thompson and relief pitcher freshman Caleb Rossell combined for a shutout and together recorded 11 strikeouts.
The Trojan offense once again revved up and pounded out many hits and managed to score in every inning.
Pitch Counts for Game #1: Bo Charlton 52, Jose Pascasio 40
Pitch counts for Game #2: Avery Thompson 52, Caleb Rossell 26
The Trojans next game is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, a single-header home game vs. Waterville at Singleton Park in Manson at 4:00pm.
March 18- Manson at Lake Roosevelt
League Double Header - Game #1 - Manson 2 Lake Roosevelt 11
Game #2 - Manson 1 Lake Roosevelt 13
The Trojans gave up home field advantage and traveled to Lake Roosevelt to open the 2017 baseball season against the Raiders in a league double header. The home field at Singleton Park in Manson still sits idle with standing water in areas of the outfield.
The Trojans sent junior Zach Serafini to the mound and sophomore Avery Thompson was the starting catcher. Serafini lead the team last year with 47 1/3 innings pitched and 44 strikeouts, and looked to pick up where he left off last season.
Serafini threw 3 1/3 innings, striking out 6, walking 4, while giving up 5 hits and 7 runs. Pitching in relief was Jose Pascasio who threw 2 2/3 innings, striking out 2, walking 2, while giving up 5 hits on 4 runs.
The Trojan offense was quiet with only three hits and 8 strikeouts. Trojans with hits in game 1 were: Bo Charlton, Mason Cameron, and Zach Serafini.
Sophomore Avery Thompson took to the hill to start game 2 and freshman Parker Schoenwald did the catching. Thompson threw 4 innings, with 4 strike outs, 7 walks, giving up 5 hits and 10 runs. Pitching in relief was Bo Charlton who pitched 1 inning had 2 strike outs and gave up 3 runs, and Caleb Rossell who pitch 1/3 inning, gave up no runs and had 1 strikeout.
The Trojan bats were silent, except for Zach Serafini who had the only Trojan hit.
The Trojans next scheduled game is Saturday, March 25th at Oroville a league double header at 11:00am and 1:00 pm.
Preseason Press Release - Head Coach Bill Thompson
Manson Trojan Baseball welcomes in the 2017 baseball season on February 27th with the team’s first practice. And although snow blankets the baseball field at Singleton Park in Manson and practice will be held indoors, excitement levels are high.
Returning seniors are Bo Charlton, Everardo Guillen, and Anselmo Pacheco. Sophomore Avery Thompson and junior Zach Serafini are both returning pitchers who gained valuable experience last year. The team also looks to significant contributions from sophomore Jose Pascasio and freshman Parker Schoenwald as well as a host of new players rounding out a strong roster of 19 players.
The Trojans take aim to be even more competitive within the newly aligned Central WA 2B League of 10 teams. The prospect of a more competitively leveled league in 2017 will be a treat for players and fans as well.
The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 18th in Manson at Singleton Park, a league double header vs. Lake Roosevelt at 11:00am and 1:00pm.
Manson Trojan Baseball would like to thank our sponsors who support us through our Advertising Banner Fundraiser: Lake Chelan Building Supply, Mountain View Lodge, Manson Red Apple Market, Lake Chelan Helicopters, Manson Growers, England Chiropractic, Lake Chelan Cheese, Green Dot Sub Shop, Lake Chelan Fruit, Reeds Marine, Ireland Farms, and Real Life Lake Chelan.
Follow our team on Facebook at Manson Trojan Baseball, keep up with league standings at cwbathletics.com, find write-ups and much more at manson.org, and come to Singleton Park in Manson to enjoy some great high school baseball action in 2017!