Baseball steals the game

By Laura M. Tapia

The Riverside City College baseball team scored and stole bases to defeat Mt. San Jacinto, 13-7, on Feb. 27, despite the Eagles’ rally in the seventh inning.

The Tigers started out hot, with 13 runs, compared to the Eagles’ two, in the first five innings.

RCC’s first baseman Ryan Mota doubled to center field, bringing in two RBIs. The Tigers kept the rhythm up when Brody Weiss and Dean Miller each had an RBI.

Mt. San Jacinto had a late rally in the top of the seventh inning when the Eagles’ Steven Ybarr singled to third base and started a domino effect that led to four runs inching closer to RCC.

Tigers’ starting pitcher Angel Delgado only pitched three innings in which he struck out six Eagles, only allowing two earned runs on two hits with two walks.

Delgado has compiled a 2.78 earned run average through 32.1 innings in five games, according to the RCC athletics website.

RCC now 10-3, are scheduled to take on Saddleback College on the road Mar. 5 at 12 p.m.