Boys Athlete of the Week

Charter Oak High School Pitcher, Zack Escalera, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Mar 31 2024 03:58:59

Name : Zack Escalera
School : Charter Oak
Sport : Baseball
Grade : Junior
Position : Pitcher

Boys Athlete of the Week:

Charter Oak needed a win in the worst way possible.

The Chargers opened the week with an overall record of 2-9-1, and they were 0-2 in Valle Vista League games.

They sat in the VVL cellar with Northview.

COHS junior Zack Escalera decided to do something about it.

On Wednesday, Escalera tossed a three-hit shutout in the Chargers 3-0 Valle Vista League victory over Northview.

Escalera issued one walk and struck out 10 Vikings’ batters.

Fast forward 24 hours, and COHS secured a 10-9 victory at NHS to claim a two-game VVL sweep of the Vikings.

Escalera went 3-for-5, with two singles, a double and two RBIs.

His two-run double in the top of the fifth inning gave Charter Oak a 9-7 lead.

The Chargers leapfrogged Diamond Ranch and Northview in the VVL standings.

COHS currently shares the VVL’s No. 3 spot with Covina.

Escalera is now 2-3, with a 3.57 ERA.

He’s walked 12 and struck out 38 batters in 35 1/3 innings.

Escalera is batting .353, with 18 hits, 11 runs, five RBIs, two doubles and a pair of triples.

Charter Oak’s Upcoming Schedule at Darryl Kile Tournament:
4/4: COHS vs Vista Murrieta at 10 am
4/4: COHS vs Great Oak at 1
4/5: COHS vs Bonita at 1

Valle Vista League Standings:
San Dimas (14-2, 4-0)
West Covina (8-3-1, 3-1)
Covina (9-7-1, 2-2)
Charter Oak (4-9-1, 2-2)
Diamond Ranch (4-7, 1-3)
Northview (3-10, 0-4)