Thrilling Win

by Staff Feb 6, 2019

Gavilan College – After giving up six runs in the first five innings of yesterday’s baseball game against West Hills College, pitchers Jimmy Lemberger and Joshua Holtzclaw pitched a combined five scoreless innings as the Rams came from behind to get a 9-8 win in 10 innings.

West Hills came out swinging score two runs in each of the first two innings to start the game. However, the Rams answered back with two runs in the first and one in the second. The Flacons seemed to take control when they scored three runs in the 5th inning after scoring one in the inning earlier. Those three runs came off of Lemberger in his first inning of work. Then in the 6th inning, Lemberger shut down the Falcons, which brought some life into the Rams dugout. Then in the bottom half of the sixth, the Rams scored two runs to get back into the game. Jacob Baker scored on an error after Benjamin Prentiss stole second base. Then Christopher Molina singles bringing in Prentiss.

Then Holtzclaw took the mound in the top of the 7th and memorized the West Hills team with his breaking ball as the Falcons either swung and missed the pitch or simply just took it for called strikes. He pitched four innings allowing no hits, while striking out 6 batters.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Rams scored three runs to tie the game. Isiah Corona hit an RBI single scoring Noah Ackman. Then a Prentiss single brought in Corona which was followed by a wild pitch that scored Baker after he reached based earlier on a walk.

In the bottom of the 10th, Prentiss singled and was advanced to second base by a Molina sacrifice. After an Edward Dimas was intentionally walked, the Falcons pitcher threw a wild pitch advancing the runners. The up stepped Robert Najar who dropped a bunt down the first base line, out of the reach of the pitcher as Prentiss came in to score the winning run.

Prentiss finished the day 5 for 6 with 2 RBI’s, while Ackman went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Dimas also finished with 2 RBI’s. Holtzclaw got the win, his first of the year. The Rams are now 2-3 and will be back in action tomorrow when Folsom Lake College comes to town for a double header with first pitch scheduled fo 11 a.m. Go Rams!