Monday, March 11, 2013

A big weekend for the Schuknecht brothers

RCC's David Schuknecht
It was almost as if the two brothers on the HarbourCats, David and John Schucknecht, were trying to one-up each other this past weekend.

David Schuknecht hit a solo home run for Riverside City College on Thursday afternoon and then followed that up with a three-run homer and four RBI on Saturday. The round-trippers were the first two home runs in David's college career. His batting average currently sits at only .255, but he now leads RCC with 11 RBI and an impressive .511 slugging percentage. Although he is a catcher by trade, David has been used almost exclusively as the DH since he had a pair of early season starts behind the plate. Hopefully that isn't an indication that his surgically repaired labrum is giving him issues.

Not to be outdone by his older brother, John Schuknecht hit a three-run homer and had four RBI on Friday afternoon for the Cal Poly Mustangs. The homer was also the first of John's college career. He may only be hitting .238, but the freshman has been earning more playing time of late thanks to a solid .393 on-base percentage. Although John has only 21 at-bats in the Mustangs' 15 games, 12 of those at-bats have come in the last five days.
John Schuknecht

I'm sure that the Schucknecht siblings will continue to push each other when they both don a HarbourCats uniform this summer -- and that's going to be a lot of fun for Victoria baseball fans to watch.

  • Alex Real of the UNM Lobos split his time equally between first base and catcher this weekend.  He went 4-for-13 with an RBI and five runs scored in a four-game split with UC Riverside. He's now batting .321 on the year.
  • Alex DeGoti and Logon Lombana are two Victoria HarbourCats currently playing for the Long Beach State Dirtbags. ESPN recently published a very interesting article explaining the origins of the Dirtbags name.
  • If second baseman Alex DeGoti is at a loss for a walk-up song at Royal Athletic Park, he could always select this gem from the summer of 2000:

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