Tanner Disibio knew Thursday's game against Westmont would be his last time on the Sobrato mound, so he wanted to be sure to make it count.
Disibio made his last game as a Bulldog a memorable one, throwing a seven-hit shutout as host Sobrato defeated Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division champ Westmont, 6-0, in the regular-season finale for both teams.
“(Westmont’s) first place so we didn’t expect this. But baseball is a game of inches; anything can happen,” said Sobrato senior catcher Blake Porzio. “It’s our last game together; we’re going to play our hearts out. I think it’s a good way to go out and show them that we’re not a joke.”
Sobrato scored all six of its run in the second inning. With no outs, Tommy Naranjo singled to right field and Zayne Patino singled to left. Disibio’s bunt loaded the bases. A run scored on a wild pitch. After Porzio walked to re-load the bases, Cayman Willis hit a two-run double to make it 3-0.
Asa Jacob followed with an RBI single and with one out, Josiah Liardon and Alejandro Torres hit RBI singles to make it 6-0.
But the story was Disibio, who shut out the league's top scoring team.
“I just really wanted to win my last game," Disibio said. "It was more emotional because I know it’s going to be my last time on the mound.”
“Clearly not the way we wanted to end the season, but we have to tip our hat to their pitcher and their team for coming out and giving us a run. There was no way we were overlooking this team. Anywhere in the Mount Hamilton, you’re going to face good teams," Westmont coach Tony Pianto said. "They just came out on the top this time and we came out on bottom. It just goes to show you, you can’t take a day off or a pitch off. But we’re not going to let this diminish the great season we had.”
Westmont (19-8, 16-5) goes on to compete in the playoffs next week as the top seed in the CCS Division II playoffs. Sobrato (8-19, 6-15) celebrated its senior game with a win and looks forward to next season.
“The last couple weeks we’ve been playing really well; playing as a team. Coming together late in the season, we haven’t won that many games," Sobrato coach Bob Straight said. "But when we’ve lost, we’ve only lost by a run or two. We’re typically in every single game. We won today based on the pitcher throwing a great game. Losing four seniors, this young team will be solid next year.”