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Cupertino Upsets Branham 1-0 in Pitchers Duel

posted Feb 27, 2015, 8:18 AM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Jan 14, 2016, 8:04 AM ]
The Cupertino Pioneers baseball team upset the defending DII champion Branham Bruins 1-0 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the Ted Tamone Memorial Tournament against Hillsdale, on Saturday at 7pm. at Washington Park.

The game was a pitchers duel which saw no earned runs recorded.  Cupertino starter Josh Longabaugh, a junior, gave up no hits over six, striking out five, while Branahm starter Chris Kiefer, also a junior, struck out 12 over six, gave up no earned runs, yet came out of the evening with a loss. 

With the win, the Pioneers go to 2-0, a nice start for the team and new head coach Pete Hernandez.

Following the game was a display of uncommonly good sportsmanship as Branham players came into stands, shook hands, and thanked Cupertino fans for coming.

Ben Townsend 2B, Daniel Kono 1B. Morgan Saenz 1B, Anthony Pozzetti 1B.  WP: Josh Longabaugh.  SV: Kyle Avvakumovits
 
              1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
Branham       0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  1
Cupertino     0  1  0  0  0  0  -   1  4  3

Josh Longabaugh
 Winning Pitcher Josh Longabaugh