College of the Siskiyous baseball wins 3 of 4 thanks to strong pitching

Dave Sjostedt

College of the Siskiyous pitching dominated in their 3 wins last week and fell apart in their loss. The Eagles baseball squad downed Shasta at home on Tuesday and took 2 of 3 games in the Friday-Saturday series at Redwoods.

The Eagles were tied with Shasta after 2 innings, then added single runs in the third, fourth, and eighth to get the win as pitcher Alex Krout had a strong, 7-inning outing.

Krout scattered 6 hits, gave up an unearned run and struck out 4. Joseph Saenz got the last 2 outs for the save.

Eagle batters pounded out 12 hits with every infielder getting one. Second baseman Andrew Coleman was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, shortstop Josh Vaughan had 2 hits, scored twice, and stole a base. First baseman Payton Miller had 2 hits and an RBI, and third baseman Hayden Jung had a hit and scored a run.

COS travelled to the College of the Redwoods and won the Friday game, 6-1 in 10 innings. Jansen Dangaran tied the game with a sixth inning home run, and then doubled in the game-winner as the Eagles put up 5 runs in the tenth.

Joseph Saenz has pitched well of late, dropping his ERA to 3.09, fifth best in the Golden Valley Conference. In a masterful outing against Redwoods, he gave up 1 run in 9 innings while striking out 7.

Justin Lockley pitched a shutout tenth inning to preserve the win, fanning 2 of the 3 batters he faced.

Alex Light was 2 for 4 and scored a run. Carl Bunday knocked in a run in the tenth. Two of the tenth-inning runs scored on wild pitches and 1 on an infield error.

The Eagles won the first game of the Saturday doubleheader 6-1 with more stingy pitching. Dustin Mansell gave up a single run and struck out 5 batters over 7 innings, and Joe Digiacomo closed out the game with 2 hitless innings and 3 Ks. Payton Miller was 4-5 with 2 runs scored. Alex Light doubled in 2 runs.

Josh Vaughan and Hayden Jung both had 2 hits and an RBI.

The string of great pitching for the Eagles ended with a 16-6 defeat in game 2. They gave up 19 hits and 16 runs in 7 innings and allowed two 7-run innings.

Down 16-0 in the seventh inning, COS needed to score 7 runs to avoid a 10-run rule loss. They rallied for 6 runs but couldn’t push across a seventh run.

Carl Bunday singled in 2 of the runs, and the Redwood pitcher walked 4 batters with the bases loaded, for the other 4 runs.

The Eagles are 8-11 in the GVC with 6 games remaining. They play single games at Butte on Friday and Saturday.