On March 12, sophomore outfielder Tyler Schrader ripped a single up the middle to score sophomore Kyle Riveron and give West Valley a wild 6-5 walkoff win over Chabot. No one, including seventeen Viking sophomores, knew that West Valley's 10th win in 13 games would be the season finale at Valhalla.
The seventeen second-year players mixed with an equal number of freshman to lift the 2020 Vikings to a 12-10 overall record that included a seven-game winning streak from Feb. 20 through March 5. A 3-2 Coast-North mark had Coach Rick Wiens' squad two games out of first.
The 2020 West Valley College baseball sophomores:
1 Jalen Robinson (Infielder, Valley Christian HS, San Jose, CA), 3 Tyler Schrader (Outfielder, Elliot Christian HS, Lodi, CA), 4 Matt Atencio (Pitcher, Gunderson HS, San Jose, CA), 6 Jared Reupert (Outfielder, Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose, CA), 8 Jonathan Teschner (Infielder, Pioneer HS, San Jose, CA), 10 Steven Grizzle (Catcher, The Kings Academy HS, Sunnyvale, CA), 11 Christopher Knopf (Pitcher, Live Oak HS, Morgan Hill, CA), 14 Pako Vehikite (Outfielder, Santa Clara HS, Santa Clara, CA), 16 Amrin Dhillon (Pitcher, Evergreen Valley HS, San Jose, CA), 17 Mason Mooney (Pitcher, Pioneer HS, San Jose, CA), 21 Adrian Lopez (Pitcher, Soledad HS, Soledad, CA), 22 Jared Espinosa (Pitcher, Crespi HS, Culver City, CA), 23 Erik Peterson (Pitcher, The Kings Academy HS, Sunnyvale, CA), 25 Jake De Fiore (Pitcher, Westmont HS, Campbell, CA), 27 Jason Haug (Infielder, Milpitas HS, Milpitas, CA), 31 Keegan Baird (Pitcher, Palm Desert HS, Palm Desert, CA), 35 Kyle Riveron (Infielder, Live Oak HS, Morgan Hill, CA)