Lack of offense hurts Renegade baseball

Kyle Cortez, Reporter

The Bakersfield College baseball team played three games on the road against Golden West College on Feb. 18-20.

The Renegades (6-5) won the first game against Golden West, but then lost the next two games.

BC won 8-2 in the first game. BC starting pitcher Monty Stevens picked up the win. Stevens pitched eight innings, giving up only two runs on five hits while striking out three.

The Renegades offense was led by Luis Martinez, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a solo home run. Harrison Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

BC lost 8-5 in the second game against Golden West. Jassen Oliver was the only Renegade who had multiple hits. Oliver went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Freshman pitcher Austin Toerner picked up the loss. Toerner gave up six runs on seven hits through five innings. Luke Andrews pitched two innings of relief, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out four.

BC lost the rubber match against Golden West 2-1. Freshman pitcher Hudson Hartley got the loss. Hartley pitched eight innings, giving up two runs on eight hits while striking out five.

The Renegades only registered two hits for the whole game.

BC’s next game is on March 3 against Pasadena City College in Pasadena.

BC’s first conference game is on March 8 against LA Mission College in Sylmar. BC’s next home game is on March 10 against LA Mission College.