Coalinga, CA – On Tuesday afternoon the West Hills College baseball squad took the opening game of a three game set over Cerro Coso. The Falcons improved its conference record to 2-2 on the season with the 8-7 victory. A ninth inning rally from the Falcons earns Fernando Ramirez his first win of the season. The Falcons and Head coach Stefan McGovern now hold a 12-9 record on the year.
Next in on the mound for West Hills was freshman Fernando Ramirez. Fernando entered the game with runners on first and third and one out with the score tied. After walking the leadoff hitter, he struck out the next batter and got the following hitter to pop out weakly, keeping the score tied. Ramirez struck out two batters in his two and two thirds innings on the bump. Forcing weak contact and getting ahead of Cerro Coso batters earns Ramirez his first win of the season.
Game 1: West Hills 8 – Cerro Coso 7 4 - Keith Skrivner Field
Game 2: @ Cerro Coso – 6:00 p.m. start
Game 3: @ Cerro Coso – 1:00 p.m. start
Final: West Hills 8 – Cerro Coso 7
Next up: West Hills will travel to Ridgecrest, CA on Friday, March 17 to play Cerro Coso in an evening matchup First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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