BC baseball 1-2 against Golden West College

Daniel Ojeda, Reporter

After returning home for one game on Feb. 18, the Bakersfield College baseball team played a three game series against Golden West.
The home game against Cerro Coso was a 10-4 victory by the Renegades. Every BC starter contributed with at least one hit and seven starters also had an RBI.
Cole Hallum was one of the main contributors for BC adding in three hits and also driving in three runs. Erik Williams also chipped in with two hits while driving in two runs. Jake Verdugo added two more hits while driving in a run.
The BC offense exploded for 10 runs and 13 hits, which were all season highs.
Cerro Coso pitcher Joseph Martinez was taken out of the game after only three innings after giving up eight runs and walking four.

Feb. 20
The Renegades were on the wrong end of a back and forth contest as they fell to Golden West 5-4 in walk-off fashion.
The scoring started early for BC as they put up two runs in the first inning. Erik Williams had a run scoring single and Zach Tanner stole home on a double steal for the runs.
Golden West tied the game in the third after an error allowed the runner on first to come all the way around the bases to score. BC would take the lead in the sixth on a run scoring double by Williams, but Golden West was able to capitalize on another BC error to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. In the ninth, Rolando Martinez had a run scoring single to once again give BC the lead at 4-3. After an error by the BC pitcher put runners at second and third with none out, BC was able to get the next two batters out. That brought up Golden West batter Andrew Yazdanbakhsh who singled to drive in both runs and give Golden West the 5-4 victory.
Eddie Torres and Rolando Martinez each had two hits in the game, including a double by each. Erik Williams had three hits in the game and two RBI.

Feb. 21
The Renegades fell to Golden West College for the second straight day. Golden West scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past BC 7-6.
Five of BC’s runs came in the fifth inning as they sent nine batters to the plate. Cole Hallum got the scoring started with a two run single, Zach Tanner singled to bring in the third run of the inning. The highlight of the inning was a two run home run by Erik Williams that gave BC a lead of 6-2.
But that was it for the offense as the Golden West bullpen shut BC down the rest of the game. Golden West started to chip away at BC’s lead scoring runs in the sixth and eighth inning before completing the comeback in the ninth.
BC pitcher Allan Winans pitched eight innings while striking out five batters. Rolando Martinez had three hits for the game, also scoring from third on the front end of a double steal. Hallum and Tanner each had two hits for BC.

Feb. 22
After losing two straight games by walk-offs, the Renegades were able to win the last leg of the three game series against Golden West by a score of 2-1.
Golden West scored early in the first inning, but that would be the team’s only run.
BC pitcher Cole Hallum was on point the rest of the game as he went the distance pitching a complete game while giving up one run and striking out four. Hallum also had a single and scored BC’s first run in the fourth after stealing second base.
After the steal, Erik Williams would single to drive in Hallum and tie the score.
BC would take the lead for good in the sixth inning with Eddie Torres scoring from third on a wild pitch.
Next up for the Renegades is the conference opener against LA Valley March 4 at BC.