May 17, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

PHOTOS: University holds on to edge Irvine in Pacific Coast League baseball game

University’s Cooper Berger waits for a pitch in Wednesday’s PCL game. (Photos courtesy Jim Tomlin, For OC Sports Zone).

University High School’s baseball team captured a 7-6 Pacific Coast League victory over Irvine Wednesday at Uni.

University (5-9-1, 3-6) was led by Alex Zive, who had a hit and two RBI, Cooper Berger, who had a hit and three RBI and Austin Barnett and Aaron Millman, who scored two runs each.

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Berger pitched four innings for the Trojans, striking out five. Logan Rome came on in relief and was effective, pitching 2 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run. Jack McKenzie pitched 1/3 innings, striking out one to finish the game.

Irvine (4-10, 4-5) was led offensively by Caden Shaffer who was 2 for 4 with four RBI, a home run and two doubles; Tate Zimmerman, who was 2 for 4 with a run scored; Nathan Valencia, who was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Jeremiah Gedeon, who was 1 for 1 with an RBI. Bryan Wilhelm scored three runs for the Vaqueros.

The teams wrap up their series Thursday at Irvine.