Boys Athlete of the Week

Rio Hondo Prep’s Gio Ortega Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Apr 04 2022 04:08:15

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)