The Gavilan College baseball team improved to 4-1 in the Coast Conference and 11-6 overall with its 5-4 decision against host Monterey Peninsula College on Saturday.
The Rams, ranked No. 18 in the Northern California Coaches’ Poll, survived a three-run Lobos eighth inning,w hich cut into their 5-1 lead entering the frame.
Sobrato grad Shea Adams tossed 7 1/3 innings to pick up the win. Steve Cabral went the rest of the way for the save.
MPC went in front 1-0 in the second inning, but the Rams countered back with a pair in the fourth. Gavilan proceeded to score a run in each of the next three innings, including a seventh inning home run off the bat of Julio Cortez to make it 5-1.
Tyler Oertle had two hits (one a triple), Kenny Hall produced two hits, and Bryan Bradley (Sobrato), Chris Bradley (Sobrato) and Johnny Cox (2) had the other RBIs for Gavilan.
The Gavilan softball team posted a 2-2 record at the the March Madness tournament in fremont over the weekend, moving to 10-15-1 overall (2-3 conference).
The Rams’ victories came against Merced (8-1) and Feather River (11-3.) In the Merced win, Priscilla Orona (Live Oak), Fernanda Jericoff and Jenny Barboa had three hits apiece, and Adrianna Osuna had a home run.
Elaina Vasquez had a home run and three RBIs against Feather River. Orona also had a four bagger in the win, Hailey Nelson (Live Oak) had three hits and Osuna two base knocks.