May 29, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Strong pitching effort leads Northwood past Irvine in key PCL baseball game

Northwood Coach Doug Euper meets with his players after a game in the Ryan Lemmon Invitational. (Photo: OC Sports Zone, Tim Burt).

Northwood High School’s baseball team helped its chances of reaching the CIF playoffs with a 4-1 Pacific Coast League victory over Irvine Saturday at Irvine.

Freshman Paul Grossman threw a complete game two-hitter striking out 11, according to Coach Doug Euper. Bobby Bangs went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Ahmad Kazi went 1 for 3 with two RBI to lead Northwood (10-14, 8-7). The Timberwolves are in third place in the PCL.

Jeremiah Gedeon drove in the run for Irvine (7-15, 5-8).

The teams play again Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwood.