Bakersfield, CA – The Bakersfield College baseball team hosted West LA College at home Tuesday afternoon at Gerry Collis field and earned the conference victory over the Lions, 10-7.
West LA wasted no time scoring, putting up one run in the top of the first. They then loaded the bases following the run, but BC was able to exit the inning without any further damage.
BC answered back with a huge eight-run second inning. Ryan Dickerson hit a single to centerfield that scored Jacob Sanchez. A few batters later, Hector Ruvalcaba and Trey Harmon both had two RBI single's. Sage Voda then came to the plate with the bases loaded and sent a grounder to left field that scored three runs before West LA could close out the inning.
In the bottom of the third, Ruvalcaba had a sacrifice fly in the third that scored Ross, followed by a Harmon RBI double that scored Williams to extend the lead.
West LA managed to put one run across in the top of the seventh and then in the eighth, almost made the comeback, putting five across, but Frankie Villasenor was able to retire the game-tying run at the plate for the final out of the game and preserve the victory.
Lane Cowan started the game on the mound for the Renegades and takes home the victory. He went six innings, with six strikeouts and three hits allowed before Gabe Ulloa came in to relieve in the seventh and eighth innings. Paul Dykes started the ninth but was replaced by Villasenor to finish the game.
With the win, BC improves to 15-12 overall and 7-3 in conference.
Next up, the Renegades will travel to play at LA Mission on Thursday (3/21) with first pitch set to be thrown at 2:30pm.