PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP : Redondo Pitcher Scoffs at Records but Whips Leuzinger for 40th Win
Despite collecting two hits and notching his 40th career win, Redondo High pitcher Scott Davison had a records-be-damned attitude Wednesday night.
“If we win the CIF (title), I don’t care if I get any of those records,” said Davison, who pitched his team to a 2-0 Pioneer League victory over visiting Leuzinger. “It’s nice, but all that matters is that we won.”
Davison (10-0) joined two other 40-game career winners in Southern Section history. His 40-5 record over a four-year varsity career ties him with Jeff Cirillo of Providence (1985-87) and John Peterson of Sonora (1970-73) for second on the all-time list. Scott McGregor of El Segundo (1969-72) holds the record with 51 career wins.
Davison’s two hits moved him into second place on the all-time hit list with 133, seven behind Jeff Camp of Linfield Christian, who collected 140 hits from 1984 to 1987. Davison, who also has 133 career runs batted in, needs one more RBI to tie career leader Cirillo.
“I need seven more hits to get the first spot,” the senior said. “That seems well within reach.”
Redondo gained sole possession of first place in the Pioneer League, improving to 5-0 and 21-1 overall. Leuzinger slipped to 4-1 and 10-10.
Davison gave up two hits, struck out 13 and walked four, but Leuzinger stayed close behind the three-hit pitching of Tyrone Scott. Scott, who struck out nine, hurt his own effort by yielding eight walks.
“Tyrone was definitely on,” said Leuzinger Coach Derrel Thomas. “Once he gets his control down, he’s going to be just as tough as a Scotty Davison.”
Redondo scored both its runs in the fifth inning when Brian Davison, Scott’s younger brother, led off with a walk, was balked to second and reached third on a passed ball. Keith Sedgwick, running for Davison, then scored on a fielder’s choice. Nate Perry’s run-scoring single accounted for the Sea Hawks’ other run.