Photo by Bruce Jacobsen
GLENDORA - AVC and Citrus College combined for 26 hits and 21 runs in an old fashioned shootout, but in the end it was the Owls the flew away with a 14-7 victory over the Marauder baseball team, Tuesday afternoon at Citrus College.
The Marauders (5-12, 1-3) started off the game well by loading the bases with their first three batters. Timothy Dodd then walked pushing home the first run. With one out and the bases still loaded, Arturo Sanchez singled which scored another run. An inning ending double play, however, spolied any further chances of AVC putting up more runs, still it led 2-0 at that point.
Citrus (9-7-1, 2-2) scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead. The Owls exploded in the bottom of the third inning to extend their lead. They loaded the bases and right-fielder Joshua Chua promptly hit the ball over the left-centerfield fence giving his team a 7-2 lead. Chua had PS4 type numbers on the day finishing 3-for-4 with two home runs, four runs scored and seven RBI.
"We've been scoring a lot more runs. We just have to continue getting guys on base," said Dodd. "I think we'll turn it around the next few games. I think guys will be more patient at the plate and step up. We have a really good chance (to turn the season around). I think we need to focus more on our defense. We've been trying really hard to work on our defense. This team has a lot of talent."
Dodd has been a monster at the plate the past four games. Over that stretch he is 8-for-14 (.571) with seven RBI and five runs scored.
The Marauders play the second of three games against Citrus at home on Thursday at 2:30pm.