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Manson Baseball ends season celebrating seniors; doubleheader victory against Waterville

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Caleb Rossell pitching strong for the Trojans. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Trojans welcomed the Shockers of Waterville to Singleton Park in Manson for the Trojans’ final doubleheader games of the season.

The games also marked Senior Night for the Trojans. Seniors Bo Charlton, Everardo Guillen, and Mason Cameron round out this year’s senior class for Manson Trojan Baseball.

“Bo Charlton is a five year letterman who has been a starter since eighth grade, Bo, a duel-sport athlete who also participates in track, is an outstanding teammate and team leader and has been one of our best hitters for the past five seasons,” Coach Bill Thompson said.

Bo Charlton and his parents. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

“Everardo Guillen has played since his sophomore year and has had a positive impact on our program,” Thompson said. “Everardo has dramatically improved his baseball skills and knowledge over the past three seasons and has been an outstanding, reliable teammate.”

Everardo Guillen and his mom. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

“Mason Cameron played during his eighth grade year and again as a senior,” Thompson said. “Mason, also a duel-sport athlete who participates in track, brought a big voice, big swing and even an bigger throw from the outfield. Mason is a competitor and has been a great example of how to give it everything you have on every single play.”

Mason Cameron and his parents. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

Prior to the game the Trojans set the stage for Senior Night and announced all players’ names and presented the national anthem. The baseball field at Singleton Park was picturesque with fresh chalk, American Flag, 18 proudly displayed Advertising Businesses’ Banners lining the baseball field, and a large crowd gathered to show their Trojan support.

Game #1 – Manson 12, Waterville 7

The Trojans sent Zach Serafini to the hill for his final start of the season. Serafini leads the pitching staff innings pitched with 25 and 1/3 and strikeouts at 29. Avery Thompson did the catching. Bo Charlton started at second base, Everardo Guillen was the starting designated hitter, and Mason Cameron was stationed in right field.

Serafini pitched 6 and 1/3 innings, tallying the league limit of 105 pitches recording nine strikeouts while giving up 11 hits, seven runs, and five walks.

Pitching in relief was Caleb Rossell who pitched 2/3 inning using up 16 pitches, with zero walks, giving up zero runs on one hit, and recording two strikeouts.

Defensively the Trojans had zero errors in game #1, and outfielders Mason Cameron, Caden Beazley, and Marcus Bernardo all turned in nice catches.

Mason Cameron listening to the crowd cheer. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

Both teams had 12 hits total, but the Trojans only left three on base to the Shocker’s nine left on. The offense was lead by Bo Charlton and Jose Pascasio who both went 3/3. The Trojans scored six in the sixth inning to put the game away with big hits from Bo Charlton, Jose Pascasio, and Victor Calderon. Everardo Guillen had a huge walk that set the table for the top of the order to score runs.

Trojans with hits:

  • Avery Thompson (2)
  • Jose Pascasio (3)
  • Bo Charlton (3)
  • Zach Serafini (2)
  • Parker Schoenwald
  • Victor Calderon

Pitch Counts:

  • Zach Serafini 105
  • Caleb Rossell 16

Everardo Guillen with a great sacrifice bunt to help the team! (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

Game #2 – Manson 6, Waterville 3

Game #2 saw the Trojans send their lefty freshman Caleb Rossell to the hill, and again Avery Thompson was the receiver.

Rossell pitched 5 and 2/3 innings, tallying 57 pitches recording six strikeouts, while giving up two hits, one run, and one walk.

Pitching in relief was Bo Charlton who pitched 1 and 1/3 innings using up 23 pitches, walking zero, giving up two runs on two hits, and recording two strikeouts.

Bo Charlton pitching on senior night. (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

Defensively the Trojans turned in two absolutely amazing catches from Ethan Schoenwald and Cody Fitzpatrick. Schoenwald robbed a Shocker home run at the fence in left field, and Fitzpatrick stole a sure double away on a screaming line drive in center field.

The Trojan offense was lead by Avery Thompson and Bo Charlton who had all the Trojan hits. The Trojans scored in the first three innings and let the strong defense and pitching take over.

Pitch Counts:

  • Caleb Rossell 57 total: 70
  • Bo Charlton 23

The game ended with a called third strike to a Shocker batter from the arm of Bo Charlton, and the 2017 Trojan Baseball season was in the books.

Back-up-Bo is up! (Photo courtesy of Manson Trojan Baseball)

The Trojans ended the 2017 season with a record of 8-11, two wins ahead of last season and a sixth place finish just missing the fourth place spot needed to see playoff action.

Coach Bill Thompson said…

“Manson Trojan Baseball would like to thank our seniors for their years of commitment and the great memories they leave with us, and a special thank you to all our players and managers for an outstanding season. Thank you to our bat boys, Colby Schoenwald and Spencer Thompson, all of our parents, coaching staff, Brett La Mar and Travis Schoenwald, Athletic Director Eric Sivertson, scorebook keepers Bev La Mar and Hayli Thompson, and statistician Brett La Mar. A special thank you goes to our media outlets GoLakeChelan.com, KOZI Radio, The Wenatchee World. And thank you to the Manson Parks Department for keeping our home field at Singleton Park so beautiful!”

Manson Trojan Baseball would like to sincerely thank our group of local businesses who show their support for us through our Advertising Banner Fundraiser:

  • Mountain View Lodge
  • Lake Chelan Building Supply
  • Manson Growers
  • Chelan Printing and Custom Signs
  • Green Dot Sub Shop
  • Manson Red Apple Market
  • Real Life Lake Chelan
  • Lake Chelan Cheese
  • Reeds Marine
  • England Chiropractic
  • Lake Chelan Helicopters
  • Manson Fire Department
  • Lake Chelan Winery / The Winemaker’s Grill
  • Ireland Farms
  • Lake Chelan Lighting Center
  • Wilbur Ellis
  • Chelan Fruit
  • Chamberlin Agriculture
  • Casey D. Sutherland DMD PLLC
  • Zippy Disposal

And thank you to our amazing 2017 Individual Sponsors:

  • Len England
  • Matt and Shelly Charlton
  • Dennis and Mary Beth Thompson
  • Dan and Kebra Thompson
  • Rocky and Christy Libbey
  • Travis and Megan Schoenwald
  • Mac and Travers LLC
  • Brett and Beverly La Mar
  • Robert J. Dwinnell

See you in 2018 for more great high school baseball action from Manson Trojan Baseball and GO TROJANS!

(Reported by Coach Bill Thompson)

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