Wednesday, June 20 , 2018, 3:44 am | Fair 57º

 
 
 
 
Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank
The LabAmerican Riviera Bank
Baseball

Jake Koeper Caps Big Day With Game-Winning Hit for Bishop Diego

Gabe Arteaga lasted six no-hit innings on the mound. Click to view larger
Gabe Arteaga lasted six no-hit innings on the mound. (JC Corliss / Noozhawk photo)

Jake Koeper hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting Bishop Diego to a 5-4 baseball victory over Savanna in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs on Tuesday at Bishop.

Koeper had a big day at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

"His hitting is just getting stronger every game," coach Nick Katzenstein said. "He's had a tremendous season defensively, too — he's really just a great player with a tremendous room for growth."

His double in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie. Travis Pierce followed with a RBI single for a 3-1 Bishop lead.

Savanna answered with three runs in the top of the seventh on a three-run homer by Alejandro Saldivar to take a 4-3 lead.

The Cardinals (18-6) rallied with one out in the bottom of the seventh. They loaded the bases, scoring the tying run on a walk and tallied the game winner on Koeper’s walk-off hit.

Gabe Arteaga started on the mound for Bishop and pitched six no-hit innings. He walked three and was lifted after walking the lead-off hitter in the seventh.

"If we get in trouble, we know that there's the next guy behind us who can get the job done," Arteaga said. "We have a lot of confidence in our pitching staff."

Sophomore Hamilton Finefrock came in to finish off the game. Savanna was able to scratch out a soft single to the outfield and got another runner on base before Saldivar homered.

Finefrock retired the next three batters.

Bishop travels to Pomona for a quarterfinal game on Friday. Will Goodwin will get the start. 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >