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College of the Redwoods had the game-tying run thrown out at home plate in the top of the ninth inning and lost to Siskiyous 8-7 in the opening game of a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader in Weed.
Then, behind a dominant pitching performance from starter Justin Hatch and reliever Kyle Winn, Redwoods plated four runs in the top of the sixth and beat the Eagles 7-5 to snap their six-game losing streak and earn the split.
Hatch went seven innings for his third victory of the year, striking out five with two walks, while Winn had perfect eighth and ninth innings to slam the door.
“Justin didn’t have his best stuff today but but he battled and competed like he always does,” said CR head coach Bob Brown. “And Kyle did a phenomenal job in relief. It was six guys up and six guys down for the win, which we’ve had our struggles with so it was nice.”
In the opener, Siskiyous scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the third off of two errors and took a commanding 8-0 lead.
But CR answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame and continued to chip away, plating two in the sixth and another in the eighth to make it 8-6.
In the ninth inning, CR got three consecutive hits and scored a run but had the game-tying run shot down at the plate to end the game.
“It was a bang-bang play at the plate,” Brown said. “It took a perfect throw from their right fielder to get us and they got a perfect throw. As a group, we kind of felt snakebit after that, so it was nice to see the guys bounce back in the second game and not let it get to them.”
CR has now lost eight games this year by only one run, including four in extra innings.
The Corsairs struck early in the nightcap, not wasting any time to push across three runs in the top of the first inning, but, again, Siskiyous rallied in the third for three runs and another in the fifth to tie it 4-4.
Then the Corsairs strung together four straight hits in the sixth to plate four more runs and got dominant pitching the rest of the way to seal the win.
CR’s Juston Frazier went 5-for-10 in the two games with three RBIs and three stolen bases, while Donald Robinson was also 5-for-10 combined with four RBIs.
After the split, the Corsairs stand at 5-13 in the GVC and 6-23 overall and will play next in a makeup doubleheader against Lassen at the Arcata Ballpark on Wednesday at noon.
Saturday’s Box Scores
Siskiyous 8, Redwoods 7
Redwoods- 003 002 011- 7 10 2
Siskiyous- 035 000 000- 8 9 3
LP- Johnson 2.2 IP, 1 K, 2 BB
Hitting- (CR) Cecil 1-3, SB; Gutierrez 1-5; Robinson 2-5, 2 RBI, SB; Matyshock 1-5; Frazier 3-5, 2 RBI, 3 SB; Arnoldis 1-3; Bubenik 1-1; Slade 1-1
Redwoods 7, Siskiyous 5
Redwoods- 300 004 000- 7 12 2
Siskiyous- 003 010 100- 5 7 1
WP- Hatch, 7 IP, 5 K, 2 BB
SV- Winn, 2 IP,
Cecil 3-5, SB; Frazier 2-5, RBI; Robinson 3-5, 2 RBI; Matyshock 1-3, RBI; Bubenik 1-5, RBI; Bishop 2-2
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