By Tim Cornell | Asst. Sports Editor
The Riverside City College baseball team saw their season end to visiting El Camino College-Compton 7-1 in game one of a best of three series in the Southern Regional playoffs.
The Tigers were able to force a game three against ECC-Compton in a 8-5 win in the second game after dropping the first game 2-0.
In game two, the Tigers recorded 13 total hits led by Nicolas King who recorded three hits and two runs.
Edgar Gomez got the win by pitching six innings and recording six strike outs.
Gomez moved to 10-3 on the season.
Cortland Cox got his second save of the season by pitching two innings and only allowing one hit.
This hitting outburst from the Tigers was a good bounce back to being held scoreless in the first game of the series.
In the 2-0 loss the Tigers recorded six hits, but were unable to bring any runners home.
ECC-Compton recorded eight hits and got RBIs from Chris Jacobs and Larry Barazz.
Kenny Mathews got his first loss pitching for the Tigers.
Before this game he was 3-0.
He recorded six strike outs in the game, but gave up all eight of the hits. Omar Pelayo got the win for ECC-Compton.
He recorded seven strikeouts and gave up six hits in a complete game pitching.
In the final game of the season for the Tigers, they were unable to get their offense going after the eight run outburst in the second game.
The Tigers recorded six hits in the final game. King led with two hits, but the Tigers struck out seven times and left eight runners on base in route to only scoring one run.
ECC-Compton recorded 12 hits led by Oscar Munoz who recorded three of his own.
Blake Burrell was the losing pitcher for the Tigers, pitching 5.1 innings and recording seven strikeouts, giving up eight hits. Burrell ends the season with a 4-3 record.
The Tigers season comes to an end after a 25-14 overall record and 13-8 conference record.
They were in second place in the Orange Empire conference behind Fullerton College.