Sharks JV baseball drops two to Oak Park

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The Malibu High School Sharks baseball team lost two games to Oak Park High School last week.

Sophomore Miles Tade put in a gutsy pitching performance during the first game at Oak Park. The Eagles offense was relentless, pounding out 19 hits, including four doubles, two triples and a two-run homerun. Tade made a committed effort, pitching a complete game. Freshman Beau Richards hit an RBI single and caught a tricky fly ball in right field. Freshman Andre Simoneau had an RBI, freshman Chris Armstrong had two singles and a stolen base and freshman Troy Schlobom hit two singles and drove in a run. In the end, the Eagles beat the Sharks 19-8.

On Friday, the JV Sharks hoped to redeem themselves, playing at home against Oak Park. Freshman pitcher Andre Simoneau tried to keep the Eagles’ offense at bay. He pitched a strong four innings, throwing just 37 pitches, scattering six hits for two runs. In the fifth inning, a pulled muscle made Simoneau unable to focus, and he left having given up two doubles and a triple. Sophomore Sam Yang took over in a tough spot, with bases loaded and no outs. Yang pitched the next three innings, striking out six. The Sharks’ offense included two booming doubles by sophomore Nick Anthony, plus RBIs by Miles Tade and Troy Schlobom. The Eagles beat the Sharks 14 to 3.