BC baseball team loses six game winning streak against LA Pierce, 11-10


Naythan Bryant

Bakersfield College player Joe Pineda preparing for a pitch against LA Pierce in the bottom of the second inning on April 19.

Naythan Bryant, Reporter

Renegades baseball had their six game winning streak broken in an 11-10 loss at the hands of second place LA Pierce on April 19. Each team gave their all and traded the lead back and forth all the way into extra innings. The loss sets BC baseball back by one game as they hold onto the first place position in the Western State Conference (South).

Renegade pitcher Lane Cowan started the game for BC and threw for over six innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits with three strikeouts. Frankie Villasenor (3-3) closed the game on the mound and was credited with the loss after allowing four runs on five hits. LA Pierce pitcher Barrett Vonderau (4-0) was awarded with the win and allowed only a single run on four hits.

BC led the game 4-3 after the third inning and extended their lead by another three runs by the bottom of the sixth. With a four run lead going into the seventh inning, LA Pierce bounced back with two hits and loaded the bases for Brandon Lewis. Lewis drove the ball over the fence for a grand slam to tie the game at 7-7. The Renegades gained the lead once again in the eighth inning only to be answered with a solo homerun by Lewis in the ninth. An RBI triple by Renegade Brycin Hernandez in the tenth inning brought BC close to tying to game once again, but LA Pierce closer Vonderau retired the last batter to win the game.

Luke Lewis went three for five at bat and registered three RBIs. Hernandez also stepped up, going three for four with two RBIs.

BCs record moves to (19-18, 13-4 WSC) as they prepare for their next home game against LA Valley on April 26. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.