Woodbridge pitcher Jack Bunnell is only a sophomore, but he’s already made quite an impact in his first season leading the Warriors’ varsity baseball team.
In the opening week of the season, Bunnell threw a no-hitter against Loara High, striking out 12 batters in jaw-dropping succession to defeat Loara 8-0.
“Jack Bunnell was dominant on the mound, commanding three pitches for strikes,” Woodbridge coach Ryan Brucker said after the game. “I have rarely seen such composure, especially from a sophomore. He is only going to continue to get better. Pretty awesome for him to throw a no-hitter.”
Bunnell has become one of the Warriors’ top starting pitchers, and he started off with a 2-1 record.
“It was really fun to go out there and compete all seven innings,” Bunnell said about the no-hitter. “My stuff was on, and I had everything working. We played as a team, better in that game than any game that we’ve played.”
Bunnell said he had a feeling early on in the game that it could be a special day. “To be honest, right after the first inning, everything seemed to come together,” he said.
For Bunnell, this was not his first. “Last year, I threw my first no hitter. It was an incredible experience to achieve that as a freshman,” he said.
Bunnell said he hopes his team can be competitive in the Pacific Coast League and make the playoffs. “For me, it is simple. I take each game one at a time, support my teammates, and strive to win each and every ballgame,” he said.