Menlo Park Legacy Shines with Three Big Wins, Strengthening BACL Standings

Updated: June 21, 2024

The Menlo Park Legacy had an astounding performance last week with wins against the West Coast Kings Black, Gold, and California Red Tails, giving them a Bay Area Collegiate League (BACL) record of 4-2 entering this week. 

The team fought for their first BACL win on Tuesday against the Kings Black 5-4, opening the scoring in the first inning. Tyler Wong put on a strong show for Menlo, collecting three hits in four at bats with a double and two singles. Ryan Farr also had a great day at the plate, with an RBI double in the fifth, overall going 3-5. The Legacy ran wild on the base paths, collecting six stolen bases for the game, multiple coming from Kyler Bittner, Dom Najar, and Stevie Murrieta. Brandon Gatson earned the win for Menlo on the mound, allowing four hits, two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts over four and one-third innings. 

Menlo went on to play the Kings Gold the following day, continuing their winning streak with a 8-3 win. The team amassed 11 hits in the game, Raul Soria doing his part in the middle of the lineup and led the Legacy with two runs batted in. The infield also came with energy, turning three double plays in the game. Ben Eisenhauer and Roland Moseley worked together combining for a solid pitching performance. Eisenhauer allowed eight hits and two runs over almost the first five innings, striking out five on the day. Moseley came in relief, managing to strike out four, walk two, and throw three innings of zero-run ball. 

On Thursday’s game, Menlo’s bottom of the lineup helped carry the team to a 9-2 victory over the California Red Tails. Blake Cowens, Kieran Baker, and Will Florio combined for six of the team’s 12 hits, scoring four runs. Ryan Johnson earned the win for the Legacy, allowing only three hits and one run over five innings, striking out four and walking two. Menlo again showed aggression on the bases with seven steals, multiple coming from Kyler Bittner and Ryan Farr. 

Legacy’s pitcher of the week was Jesus Munguia, who went five innings, only allowing three hits, and striking out five in Saturday’s game against the Prune Packers. Ryan Farr was the team’s hitter of the week, going 15-27 at the plate with two doubles, one home run and six RIB’s over the week. 

Menlo will now try to get back into a winning streak, welcoming the Kings Black back to College of San Mateo on Thursday, who they will continue to face many times throughout the rest of the season, and the Alameda Anchors on Friday who they will play only once more in early July.