You likely won’t find Washington High School baseball coach Rob Fung in a more emotional state than where he was on Saturday, standing in the middle of the infield at AT&T Park.
Despite a largely anticlimactic finish to the Eagles’ 10-0 mercy-rule win over Balboa to clinch their second straight San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association championship, Fung stood on the infield grass watching his team run around the outfield with the championship trophy, silently taking it all in.
“We never take it for granted and I just love watching the kids enjoy themselves,” Fung said.
After taking an early one-run lead on a RBI single from Gio Solorzano in the second inning, Washington (21-9) had its first nine batters in the third inning reach base and the first seven score en route. Washington starting pitcher Christopher Hau then handled the rest.
Hau, last season’s AAA Pitcher of the Year, allowed just two hits and two walks, and completed an extraordinary league season with the six-inning shutout.