Senior Zeph Walters pitches the Brahmas to victory over Los Altos

FOUL BALL - Sophomore Jacob Cooke bats in the Brahma’s victory over Los Altos.

Emily Hwang

FOUL BALL – Sophomore Jacob Cooke bats in the Brahma’s victory over Los Altos.

It was another blow-out victory for Diamond Bar as the baseball team defeated the Los Altos Conquerors 9-1 last Wednesday afternoon. With exceptional pitching from senior Zeph Walters, DB limited Los Altos to just one run throughout the match. On the other hand, the Brahmas grabbed this victory with their bats.

DB started off with great defense but remained scoreless throughout the first two innings, along with Los Altos. DB and Los Altos struggled early on with the latter scoring its first and only run in the third inning.

In the bottom of the third, DB came back with four hits and a total of four runs. The third inning ended with the Brahmas up 4-1.

Similarly, the fourth inning was much like the first and second as neither team was able to get a hit. Walters was heating up as he did not allow any hits in the fourth inning. Walters consistently displayed an outstanding pitching performance throughout the game.

“It was an overall team effort, and senior Zeph Walters on the mound did an excellent job,” coach Eric Shibley said. Walters struck out a remarkable number of ten batters. “Today I was just trying to throw strikes and keep the ball down and let my defense work for me. They did a great job behind me and we were able to come away with a win,” Walters commented.

With just one hit in the fifth inning, DB managed to add a run to increase their lead to 5-1 heading into the sixth. The Conquerors did not score in the inning despite getting a hit.

The sixth inning was the turning point of the game as the Brahmas decided to show their offensive repertoire. DB was unable to miss as it got five hits and four runs, advancing its lead to 9-1. The game was out of hand for the Conquerors as they were allowing hits left and right.

The seventh inning concluded with no runs for either teams. Seniors Tommy Delgaldillo, Sean Patton, Marcus Bernardino each scored two runs. “We played pretty well, we had a lot of guys contribute. Overall, it was a good team effort and we were able to have couple of balls falling for hits. We just worked really well as team today,” Walters said.