By Mike Stoller
It was quite a day for Jonathan Santana and the Somerville High baseball team as the Highlanders defeated Pope John, 6-3, behind Santana’s stellar pitching, in a non-league tilt last week.
Santana, a junior, totaled 13 strikeouts, while allowing only three runs on five hits in seven innings of work to improve his record to 3-0. As of this writing, Santana boasts a remarkable 1.34 ERA in 20 1/3 innings pitched.
As a team the Highlanders raised their record to 4-5 overall, while remaining 0-2 in the Greater Boston League.
Santana also hurled a dandy in a recent outing against St. Clements, as the Highlanders took a 10-1 victory. Santana helped his own cause by ripping a home run.
Senior catcher Quinton Hawkins and junior third baseman Anthony Gallo also have been part of the show this spring, batting .400 and .500, respectively.
In the following game, the Highlanders lost to No. 17 Malden High, 3-1, though Dan Camara tossed a complete game, allowing only two earned runs on a two-run homer in the second inning. Camara held the Golden Tornadoes to four hits and struck out five.
Somerville also fell to Cambridge, 16-1, late in week, and is still searching for its first GBL victory. The Highlanders were scheduled to play league rival Everett this week.