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January 17, 2022

Gavilan Baseball, Softball Fall at Home

Gilroy
– Gavilan fell in a hole early after a leadoff home run and
never could recover Friday against visiting Cañada, losing 8-1.
Gilroy – Gavilan fell in a hole early after a leadoff home run and never could recover Friday against visiting Cañada, losing 8-1.

“It was a good pitched college game,” said Gavilan coach Neal Andrade. “They got the key hits when they needed them. They capitalized when we left the ball up.”

Joe Vasquez pitched eight innings for Rams and gave up six runs, and Ryan McFall pitched the final inning. Cañada scored a run in the third inning, two in the fifth, two in the eight and two in the ninth. The Rams were outhit 11-5.

Gavilan (6-8) got within 4-1 after seven innings. Drew Anderson and Scott Mead had singles in the inning, and Seth Hudson had an RBI double. The Rams had two runners on with one out, but the next to batters struck out.

“It was good to see this type of team because this is what we will be seeing during conference every game,” Andrade said. “It’s not fun to lose, but we can take mental notes on this game.

Softball

Gilroy – Gavilan took an early lead Friday against visiting West Valley, but five errors were too much to overcome in the 4-3 loss.

The Rams got on the board in the first inning when Haylie Cloud and Amanda Rosevear reached on base hits and pitcher Jen McBain grounded out to score the run.

West Valley tied the score with a run in the third after a throwing error.

In the fourth inning, the Rams (6-8, 1-3 conf) went up 3-1. McBain reached second after an error. Both Angelina Fernandez and Melissa Gaxida had base hits.

West Valley scored a run in the fifth inning and then two in the sixth inning on a pair of errors. The Vikings scored the winning run in the seventh.

“Our intensity was a lot better,” said Gavilan coach Nikki Dequin-Thompson. “But we didn’t really harness it. A couple times we overreacted in a couple situations. They weren’t hitting Jen that hard. We handed it to them.”

The Rams’ next scheduled game is against visiting San Jose City at 3pm today.

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