Renegade men’s baseball team conquers LA Valley 7-1


Naythan Bryant

Bakersfield College player Kyle Willman making contact with the ball in the bottom of the second inning against LA Valley on April 26.

Naythan Bryant, Reporter

Bakersfield College baseball defeated LA Valley by a score of 7-1 on April 26. The game, played at Gerry Colis Field, was BCs last home game of the regular conference season. The victory also clinched BCs spot in the Southern California Regional Playoffs, a task not thought to be possible after the Renegades slow start to the season. With the win, BC currently splits a tie for the Western State Conference-South championship with LA Pierce. If BC wins their next game against West LA on April 27, they win the championship outright.

Lane Cowan (3-2) secured the win for BC on the mound, allowing only one earned run on four hits with three strikeouts. Luke Lewis and Kyle Willman led the offensive attack with two RBIs each.  Renegades Zach Williams and Colby Freeman also registered an RBI.

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Renegade baseball player Zach Williams sliding into home plate in BCs game against LA Valley on April 26.

The Renegades jumped to an early lead after Williams RBI double brought home base runner Ashanti Ross. BC then took full control in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs on two hits with the help of Lewis’ RBI double. Three more hits from BC lead to another run in the sixth as Colby Freeman score off a single from Zach Williams. The Monarchs scored their only run of the game late in the ninth inning thanks to an RBI from Jake Shore.

The game brings BCs overall record to (20-19, 14-5 WSC). The Renegades play their last game of the conference season at West LA on April 27 at 2:30 p.m.