Coalinga CA, - Head coach Stefan McGovern and the West Hills College baseball squad (18-4, 8-7) took Saturday's conference matchup vs. 20th ranked Merced College (13-2) by the score of 4-2. Cold and windy weather made it a difficult day for hitters on both sides. West Hills starting pitcher Chad Gotto backed his squad with a strong seven-inning performance while striking out nine Blue Devils batters. The win moves Gotto's record to 7-2 on the season. The double play ball played into the hand of West Hills as the Falcons managed to turn three key double plays and get out of potential big innings for Merced.
West Hills 4 – Merced 3