Name : Gio Ortega
School : Rio Hondo Prep
Sport : Baseball
Grade : Senior
Position : Shortstop/Second Base/Pitcher
Boys Athlete of the Week:
Whatever Gio Ortega does, he does it really well.
Whether it’s in the classroom, on a field, or as a young man, he represents Rio Hondo Prep and his family in the best way possible.
It just happens to be baseball season.
Ortega had a really solid week in a pair of Prep League victories over Providence.
The Kares are 4-2 in Prep League play, and they sit a game and a half back of first-place Flintridge Prep.
RHP slammed Providence, 12-0, in Wednesday’s road game, and Ortega walked, singled twice, scored three runs and had two RBIs.
But Gio and his boys saved their best for Friday.
Trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Kares rallied for four runs, including a two-run double by Jonathan Guerrero to seal the 13-12 victory.
In the win, Ortega doubled twice, scored, and drove in a game-high five runs.
It was his bases-clearing double in the first inning that gave the Kares a 4-0 lead.
Up next: RHP will travel to fourth-place Poly on Tuesday and host the Panthers on Thursday.
Prep League Standings:
Flintridge Prep (14-2, 5-0)
Rio Hondo Prep (10-4, 4-2)
Chadwick (7-3, 3-3)
Poly (4-4, 2-3)
Providence (8-9, 0-6)
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