May 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Santa Ana High senior Vincent Tinajero throws a no-hitter vs. Los Amigos in tourney

Santa Ana pitcher Vincent Tinajero threw a no-hitter Monday. (Photo courtesy Salvador Tinajero, For OC Sports Zone)

Santa Ana High pitcher Vincent Tinajero pitched a no-hitter Monday to lead the Saints to an 11-0 victory over Los Amigos in the Newport Elks Tournament at Santa Ana.

The senior struck out 13 batters in the game to lead the Saints (1-2).

“I’m just tickled to death because I watched this kid at the age of 10 throw a no-hitter at one of the local Little Leagues,” said Santa Ana Coach Dave Silva. “To get it done today, with me being his manager, what a special moment.”

Tinajero also contributed offensively, going 2 for 4 with two walks. Josh Delgado went 2 for 4, Adam Meza was 1 for 3 with two walks and Emilio Castaneda was 1 for 3 with two walks.

Tinajero signed a national letter of intent in November to play baseball at Bradley University.

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com