The Mission Bears’ experienced offense had a breakout game against Galileo on Thursday, battering the Lions 11-0 at Crocker Amazon on Thursday.
Over the first few weeks of the season, head coach Chris Ayag has been imploring his team — made up almost entirely of upperclassmen, save freshman utility player Declan Mercos-Weiss — to relax at the plate, as they averaged just three runs per game.
On Thursday, the Bears (3-4, 2-2 in Academic Athletic Association) got a banner day from senior Asantay Wilson, who came just 30 feet short of the cycle.
In the midst of what would turn out to be a seven-run seventh, Wilson slammed a 2-1 fastball that one-hopped the left field fence, his second double on a 4-for-4 day that included a single and a triple.
Behind Wilson, senior twins Azaan and Ahkeem Lewis went a combined 5-for-7.
Mission got up in the first with a leadoff double by Azaan Lewis, followed by an RBI triple from Wilson. C.J. Pino then drove him home with a single. Ahkeem Lewis then cashed in a leadoff single by Wilson in the third with a double, then came around to score after back-to-back singles by senior captain Will Cohen and Mercos-Weis.
The Bears got three straight hits to lead off the fourth, including an RBI triple from Lewis and an RBI double from Wilson. Ahen a run-scoring fielder’s choice by Pino, an RBI single by Akheem Lewis and a run-scoring error on a grounder to short by Cohen. Mission scored seven runs in the frame, polishing off a day on which the Bears racked up 13 hits, including six for extra bases.
Azaan Lewis and senior Will Cohen and combined on the mound for a five-inning two-hitter.
The Bears will take a break from league competition for two weeks, heading to Anaheim to play Springfield OR, Savanna-Anaheim, and Reed NV. They return to the Bay Areas to play Sacred Heart Cathedral in the annual Joe Cronin Memorial Game, Thursday March 28 at Westborough Field.