Louis Marietta is a 1977 alum of Saint Bonaventure High School. He played Basketball and Baseball during his time as a Seraph but he left his mark on the baseball diamond. He was a 4 year varsity letterman for the Seraph nine earning All TVL marks along the way.
As a Junior, Lou led the Seraphs with a 7-3 record and recorded a sterling earned run average of just 0.22 in 63 innings which is a school record that still stands to this day. He averaged more than 1 strikeout per inning in his breakout season. Between April 15 and May 4, 1976, Lou completed an amazing feat that has never been matched. He pitched three NO-HITTERS in three consecutive starts defeating Villanova, Carpinteria and Bishop Diego in Tri Valley League contests. Not a one dimensional player, Marietta batted .309 in 1976 with a team leading 5 home runs.
He also held the single game strikeout record of 15 k’s in a game. It was a record that stood for over 25 years before it was finally eclipsed by two future Division I college baseball players, first by Gilbert Infante and then by Martin Medina.
Upon graduation, Lou was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 8th round of the annual Major League Baseball Draft and went on to play seven seasons of minor league baseball climbing as high as the “AAA” level. In 1983 while pitching for the San Jose Giants in the California League, he once again proved to be unhittable pitching a no-hitter for the Giants. His baseball travels also sent him internationally as he played in professional leagues in Italy, Columbia and Mexico.
Lou makes his home in Oxnard with his wife Fran.