BASEBALL: Season ends in a best-two-out-of-three series against Palomar

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.