Pintos snag wins from Tigers

California's Alec Koelling prepares to release a pitch during the Pintos' varsity game Monday at the California Sports Complex.

California's Alec Koelling prepares to release a pitch during the Pintos' varsity game Monday at the California Sports Complex. Photo by April Arnett.

The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Versailles March 27 at the California Sports Complex, where both the varsity and JV captured a win from the Tigers.

California's varsity won 7-6.

"The california bats finally started to emerge," California Caoch Dwight Fitzwater said. "We're still not hitting to our potential, but we did have 10 hits to their four hits."

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Tipton's Luke Mercer releases a pitch during the third inning of California's varsity game Monday night at the California Sports Complex. The Cardinals won the varsity game 10-1, and the JV game 5-2.

The Tigers led 3--2 after the first inning, however, the Pintos added two runs in the second inning and held Versailles scoreless to lead 4-2 going into the third inning. The Tigers scored three runs in the fifth inning to lead 6-4, however, California scored two in the sixth to even the score at 6-6. The Pintos secured the win with one run in the seventh.

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With bases loaded in the first inning of Monday's varsity baseball game against Tipton, California's Tyler Silvey sprints to first base after connecting with a pitch, ultimately recording a single RBI to even the score 1-1.

"Our defense was suspect," Fitzwater said. "We have to play better with the leather or we are going to have difficulty winning games. Our pitching, however, was much better."

For more of this story check out the April 4 issue of the California Democrat.

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