BC slips to 3-6 after last string of away games

Daniel Ojeda, Reporter

Bakersfield College’s baseball returned from a lengthy stretch of five road games to beat Cerro Coso College 10-4 on Feb. 18. BC’s pitching was the workhorse of the game, giving up no runs until the sixth inning and had nine strikeouts in total. BC improved to 3-6 after losing four of the l five away games. February 4
BC fell against Merced 1-0. The lone run for Merced was unearned and came in the fifth after an error led to the runner reaching base. A second error allowed the winning run to score later in the inning.
BC pitcher JJ Santa Cruz took the loss despite pitching seven solid innings. The Renegades only managed to get four hits.
The tying and winning runs were on base for the Renegades in the top of the ninth with no outs. But BC couldn’t sacrifice the runners over and the next two batters flew out and grounded out to leave the runners stranded on base.
February 7
The Renegades dropped their fourth straight game, 7-6 after College of Marin rallied to score four runs in the top of the eighth inning. The tying and winning runs were both unearned after two BC errors.
Pitcher Cole Hallum threw seven innings allowing three runs while striking out five. Hallum also contributed with the bat adding two hits and driving in two runs.
Kaidan Meadows added three hits and an RBI with Rolando Martinez adding two hits and an RBI.
February 8
BC dropped its fifth straight game, losing to Reedley 3-1. The Renegades were held to three hits for the day and scored their only run in the fifth inning.
Losing pitcher Allan Winans pitched seven innings with five strikeouts. Zach Tanner had a double for the Renegades with Rolando Martinez and Kyle Speaks also contributing a hit apiece.
Except for the first game, the Renegades have had at least two errors or more in every game this season.
February 8
The Renegades ended a five-game losing streak by beating Hartnell College 7-4. No box score was available.
February 11
The Renegades dropped to 2-6 after losing to Allan Hancock 5-1 in a non-conference game. BC was limited to just three hits and their lone run was unearned.
BC scored its one run in the ninth inning after pinch hitter Matt Lemon doubled, then reached third on an error and scored on Jared Solf’s groundout. Kaidan Meadows his a double and Rolando Martinez had a single.
The winning pitcher for Hancock was Nathan Thompson. He tossed eight shutout innings while only allowing two hits and upping his record to 3-0.
Baseball will have three away games at Golden West College on Feb. 20-21 before returning home to play LA Valley on March 4.