Brighton Baseball beat Mountain View, 13-7, on Wednesday at home with stellar pitching and defense.
In the Bengals (1-0) home opener, California transfer Sam Lowe went 4-for-4 and sophomore Brady Simonsen had a clutch triple.
The victory revived the team after a long COVID break and set the tone for the season to come.
Brennan Potter pitched three scoreless innings. The fourth seemed to get away from him with Mountain Ridge scoring four runs.
Then Simonsen extended the lead by hitting a triple into a gap in left field. That drove in two runs and the Bengals scored six more before the inning was over.
Hagen Snell closed the game with perfect pitching.
“Tonight’s win was a huge confidence booster for our team going forward. Everyone did their job today at the Plate and on Defense to contribute to our win,” said team captain Logan Castor.
After COVID took out the season last year, the players were excited to get on the field and show what they can do.
“Our team chemistry is better than it has been in the last four years and I am excited to see where it takes us this year,” said Castor.