The COS Baseball team was never able to crawl out of their deficit in their 11-2 drubbing at the hands of Bakersfield College in the Easter Classic on Tuesday.
The main reason for the disparity in runs scored was the fact that the Giants allowed five runs at the hands of Bakersfield before even getting an out. COS starting pitcher Tim Roberts gave up all five of the those runs in the first and was taken out of the game before getting a first out. Roberts was replaced by Didier Landry, who pitched 5 innings and gave up only one run, saving the bullpen.
For Bakersfield, in that first inning, they busted the inning open when Bakersfield right fielder Jordan Turner was able to smack a long home run over the right field wall, giving the Renegades their fourth and fifth runs of the first inning. In the first inning, they also got a 2 run double from Elijah Trail, which got the scoring started.
The other big star for the Renegades in their offensive outburst was first baseman Blayne Ontiveros, who was able to rack up five hits and drive in a run, in his six at bats. On the pitching end, it was starting pitcher Justin Kelly who pitched a complete game giving up two runs and only four hits and striking out five.
For the Giants, their two runs came via, a two run double from Left Fielder Alex Giltmier in the third inning. A ball that was roped past the diving third basemen’s glove. The giants offense also had contributions from lead-off hitter Devin Lee who started the bottom of the first inning with a single and a stolen base, he would also draw a walk in the contest.
With the loss, the Giants drop to a 16-10 record, but will not affect their league record. The will continue to play in the Easter Classic, by hosting Saddleback College wed. Apr. 4.