MSJC Baseball Loses on Walk Off Homer
The MSJC baseball team let a 6-2 lead slip away on Wednesday and ended up dropping a 7-6 decision on a walk off homerun in the bottom of the 9th to Golden West.
The Eagles fell behind 1-0 after two innings, but tied the score in the top of the third when Marino Rojas drove in Brian Wolford with an RBI single. Then trailing 2-1 MSJC seemed to take control of the game scoring five times in the top of the fifth. Isaiah Flores and Abraham Rascon each picked up an RBI in the inning while Luke Reinert, Steven Ybarra, Rojas, Michael Alonzo, and Wolford crossed the plate. Golden West evened up the game with four runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh to set up the walk off homer to open the bottom of the ninth.
Rojas finished the day going 2 for 4 at the plate for MSJC while Ybarra and Reinert each also picked up a hit. Reinert ended up taking the loss on the mound for the Eagles as he went 1 and 1/3 innings in relief. Starting pitcher Brendon Russell threw 6 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs on 9 hits while striking out 2 and walking 3.
The Eagles are now 3-9 on the season and will return to action with a pair of home games to wrap up the week. MSJC will host Riverside Friday at 2pm and Citrus Saturday at noon.