Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 | Updated: Feb. 27, 2015 | Written by Edith Noriega
Brody Weiss’ triple to left field and bringing in three runs in the bottom of the third inning gave Mount San Antonio a taste of their own medicine when the Riverside City College Tigers defeated them 11-4 in the second appearance of the season on Feb. 24.
The Tigers only loss of the season so far came on Feb. 17 when the Mounties ruled over RCC in a 13-4 final score.
“The difference from the last game from a pitching aspect we were not getting behind hitters giving them any good counts 2-0 and 3-1 where they can take good swings on us,” said RCC Assistant Coach Rudy Arguelles. “An early good half game playing defense everything else was mixing in and timely hitting is always a perfect match.”
After a rough start in the Western Nevada Tournament RCC starting pitcher Angel Delgado pitched one of his most stellar starts of the season yet with five scoreless innings and only allowing two runs in his six innings pitched.
“I had a different mind set I controlled my breathing and emotions a lot more and I was staying pitch by pitch,” Delgado said.
While Delgado was busy pitching a potential shut out the offense sure did put the crowd on their feet when sophomore David Schuknecht blasted his second home run of the season to right center field to give RCC a 9-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
Dajohn Murray kissed it goodbye smashing a two-run home run down the left field line to cap the final score of 11-4.
“A lot of hard work went into it I try to work hard everyday with a plan and a purpose and got a couple results today,” said Murray. “I had to make my adjustments I was getting under the ball so I picked my hands up a little bit and anticipated something and he gave it to me and I put a good swing on it.”
The Tigers have won their first 12 games of the 13 this season and are having one of the best starts since 2003 when RCC won its first 13 and 15 of 16 games.
RCC is set to start the Orange Empire Conference when they host Santa Ana on March. 3 at 2 p.m.