The San Pedro High School Male Softball Team is the Northern Regional Champion once again! The male and female softball teams of San Pedro High School travelled to Corozal Town on Saturday, March 2, 2013 and Sunday, March 3, 2013, where they participated in the Northern Region Championship Games and did the town very proud.
In their first game, the San Pedro High School Male team played against Belize Rural High School. Behind a strong pitching performance from ace, Konrad Gonzalez, and air tight defense San Pedro triumphed over Belize Rural High School. Although San Pedro would score 10, one was all they really needed as Gonzalez would hurl his first career perfect game striking out 12 of the 15 batters he faced in the 10 to 0 shutout. San Pedro took the lead in the bottom of the first when leadoff hitter, Damian Pollard, stroked the second pitch he saw for a leadoff homerun, a lead that was never relinquished.
In game two SPHS faced off against arch nemesis Orange Walk Tech in the championship game who had previously won over Escuela Technica Mexico. Konrad Gonzalez continued his mastery at pitching by striking out 12 batters in propelling San Pedro to a 14 to 0 victory and its third championship in as many years.
Gonzalez recorded the win by firing his second shutout of the day and first career no-hitter facing two batters over the minimum. For his efforts Konrad Gonzalez was awarded tournament MVP posting two shutout wins and recording 24 strikeouts.
San Pedro High School will represent the northern region at Nationals on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2013, as the defending Champions and will be joined by Belmopan Comprehensive School and Independence High School representing the Western and Southern Region respectively. The Central Region champion is yet to be determined.
Congratulations to the male softball team for making us proud once more! Best of luck at Nationals; bring home the title once more! Congratulations are in order for the San Pedro High School Female Softball Team for coming out in 2nd place at the Northern Region Championship!