Ridgecrest, CA – The West Hills College baseball squad hit the road on Friday to square off against conferment opponent Cerro Coso. West Hills is coming off a walk off victory over the Coyotes. Head coach Stefan McGovern and the Falcons enter the day with an overall record of 12-9. The West Hills offense was able to get on the Coyote pitching staff early in the ball game and establish momentum.
The WHCC bats went quiet in the middle innings and kept the game open for Cerro Coso. In the bottom of the fifth inning the Coyotes were able to close the gap with three hits in the inning. A hit by pitch to start the inning was followed up by a triple to right field to get the Coyote fans back into the ballgame. The Falcons got a huge break when a passed ball ricocheted directly back to catcher Matt Siedem and caught the Coyote runner trying to plate another run. A walk followed by a single to right field put runners at the corners for Cerro Coso. A two out single then drove in the second run of the inning. After five innings complete the Coyotes trailed by the score of 7-3.
Brandon Hernandez got things going with a one out walk in the sixth inning. a double from Alante Uribe put runners in scoring position for Jeff Torres. Torres was able to drive in Hernandez with a sacrifice fly to left field. Uribe was able to advance to third base on the throw. Barker then brought in the final run of the inning with a single to left field.
Game 1: West Hills 8 – Cerro Coso 7
Game 2: West Hills 17 – Cerro Coso 9
Game 3: West Hills 7 - Cerro Coso 27
Next up: West Hills will play host to Fresno City on Tuesday, March 21st at Keith Scrivner Field. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.
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