Unfortunately for the Rams, they were out punched by the hosts and fell 17-11 at Chabot. The loss drops them to 16-9 overall, 9-6 in conference play.
Gavilan delivered the first blow, scoring four runs in the top of the first. Bryant Cid singled to score Tony Amaral to get the Rams on the board. Kevin Burley then sent one sailing over the fence for a three-run homer.
The Gladiators took the lead after putting up an eight-spot in the bottom of the third inning. With one run already across, Daniel Burschinger hit a two-RBI double to get his team within one at 4-3. A fielder’s choice tied the game and Jesse Lewis drove in three more with a homer for Chabot. An Ian Dawkins single scored Daniel Whitney as the hosts took an 8-4 lead.
The Gladiators scored another in the bottom of the fourth, but John Forestieri hit the third home of the game to push two across for the Rams, cutting the lead to 9-6.
Chabot scattered six runs over the next two innings before Gavilan was able to answer. Brennan Wilson came home on a fielder’s choice in the top of the seventh for a run, but Chabot got two more in the bottom of the inning to take a 16-7 lead.
Wilson doubled in the top of the eighth to score Rex Lagman and Edgar Arriola and Chabot scored its final run in the bottom half of the inning.
The Rams pushed two more across in the top of the ninth when Burley doubled to score Forestieri and scored on the next play.
Burley led the team with four RBIs off three hits—including a homer—and two runs scored. Forestieri had three RBIs for Gavilan, a home run and scored two runs.
Nate Bonsell was handed the loss. He allowed nine runs on eight hits, including a home run. He also walked two and struck out three through three and a third innings.
Gavilan will host Skyline at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
SFCC tops Gavilan
Gavilan lost 12-6 to the City College of San Francisco Tuesday at home.
SFCC scored a run in the top of the first, but the Rams gained the lead with two of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
The visitors took it right back, however, with five runs in the top of the second and another in the third to take a 7-1 lead. Gavilan posted two more in the bottom of the inning to get within four at 7-3.
SFCC scattered five runs over the next two innings to cap off their scoring for the day. Gavilan mustered up two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, but it was too little, too late.
Mari Rodriguez and Ardrianna Ortega both accounted for two RBIs a piece for Gavilan. Crissy Simpson had one and doubled. Ortega was 3 for 4 at the plate, Rodriguez was 2 for 3 with a triple.
Erica Baxter was the losing pitcher, allowing nine runs on nine hits. She also walked five and struck out three through five and a third innings.
Gavilan (7-22 overall, 2-9 in conference) will host Hartnell at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Find out when and where your favorite Rams teams are playing this week:
4.2 — Baseball vs. Skyline College, 2:30 p.m.
4.3 — Sand Volleyball vs. Cabrillo College, Foothill College at Rio Del Mar Beach, noon
4.4 — Baseball at Ohlone College, noon