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Stone Ridge completes best baseball season since 2009

Mooneyham named league MVP

Stone Ridge completes best baseball season since 2009
Stone Ridge completes best baseball season since 2009

The Stone Ridge Christian High School baseball team finished its season recently winning more games than any year since 2009. The team barely missed the playoffs, losing to Millennium of Stockton, 4-3, in a game that determined the last team to enter playoffs from the Central California Athletic Alliance.

The team’s 10 wins were the most since 2009 and the first time in 13 years the team was able to win double digit games.

The team had outstanding performances from many players.

Senior Logan Mooneyham hit .512 at the plate, was 7-2 with a 1.27 ERA on the mound, and stole 28 bases. He was named the MVP of the Central California Athletic Alliance.

Junior Sawyer Wood hit .298 and improved considerably on the mound earning a 2nd team all-league birth.

Senior Max Friedman hit. 346 and had several solid pitching outings. He was named the team’s most valuable offensive player.

Junior Aiden Skeen hit .320 and was a valuable pitcher earning honorable mention honors in CCAA play.

Freshman Raleigh Morgan hit .268 and was named outstanding freshman.

Junior Colton Neal was key as the team’s catcher, and hit .302 for the year.

Junior Gunnar Pennington had big hits in limited time including a huge grand slam against Johansen.

Sophomore Markus Strickland had a critical save against Johansen and the game-winning double against Modesto Christian.

Junior Gio Fuentes had the game-winning home run versus Big Valley, and a win against Stockton Christian on the mound.

Junior Sam Price had two big hits against Venture and threw solid innings in a couple relief performances. He was given the prestigious Knight Award at the end of the year banquet.

Sophomore Carson Lund had a giant double against Stockton Christian and played solid defense throughout the season.

Senior Nate Cardoza was one of the hardest working and most improved players on the team, contributing several significant runs scored in important games.

Junior Manny Osuna was a constant positive influence and diligent worker in all that was asked of him.

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