By Laura M. Tapia
The Riverside City College baseball team became the first No. 18 seed to upset the No. 1 seed in a California Community College Athletic Association series game.
RCC infielder Brody Weiss and the Tigers dominated game three by defeating Saddleback College, 14-4, in a best-of-three series which finalized May 7.
Weiss added a pair of home runs to the five-run first inning, in the decisive game three.
Although Saddleback got on the scoreboard with a run in the second inning, RCC answered back by scoring three runs.
Continuing the momentum, RCC gained an run in the third inning, followed by three in the fourth and two in the sixth to get the, 14-4, series-clinching win.
Starting pitcher Sabino Ramirez pitched six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts to improve to 5-5. RCC relievers allowed only two hits and one run over the final three innings, according to the RCC athletics website.
The Tigers will now advance to a best-of-three Super Regional series against the No. 1-seeded (originally No. 3 seeded) Golden West College. It is scheduled to begin May 13 at 2 p.m.