Posted: May 13, 2015 | Written by Edith Noriega
The Riverside City College baseball team No. 18 seed ended the season in an early curtain call exit in a best-two-out-of-three series against No. 1 seed Palomar College in the Southern California Regional Playoffs during the first two days of May.
During game one both teams battled head-to-head with three runs apiece going into the sixth inning.
The ultimate deciding run came in the bottom of the seventh with a bases-loaded triple to break the 3-3 tie.
The Tigers then gave a wild pitch to give the final 7-3 score.
On May 2, Palomar got to an early 4-0 lead shutting down the Tigers dugout through the eighth inning.
RCC then arose from a slumber to score their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Brody Weiss stepped up to the plate with a run batted in double to left field with Tommy Pincin scoring the first run and Israel Fuentes advancing the third.
No. 29 David Schuknecht then reached on a throwing error by the Comet’s first basemen, bringing in Israel Fuentes and giving the final score of 4-2.
The RCC baseball team ended the season in seventh place with an Orange Empire Conference record of 9-12.
With an overall record of 22-17.
The Tigers had eight offensive players with a batting average over .300.
Logan Griffin .360, Israel Fuentes .357, Brody Weiss .314, Garrett Dean .307, Michael Darr and Dajohn Murray .333, David Schuknecht .304 and Mason Fishback .319.