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Pintos snag wins from Tigers

Pintos snag wins from Tigers

April 3rd, 2012 in News
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...

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."

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.

"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.