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Baseball: Pitchers coming through for 7-1 Santa Monica

Baseball: Pitchers coming through for 7-1 Santa Monica
From left to right: Robbie Kerr, Eli Bieber, John Guzman, Tommy Gutierrez, River Moore, Jabril Geter, Greg Melick, Andrew Brown, Jonathan Rakuljic, Nik Nahass, Alex Gironda, Rudy Olmedo (Kyle McCreight not pictured). (Kurt Schwengel)

Santa Monica is off to a 7-1 start, and Coach Kurt Schwengel gives lots of credit to a 13-man pitching staff that has a combined ERA of 1.12. The Vikings' only loss was to San Fernando, 5-0.

The ace of the staff is Cal Poly-bound Alex Gironda, who has an 88 mph fastball.

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Among the pitchers are three valedictorian candidates in Jonathan Raculjic, Kyle Mcreight and John Guzman.

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