Batters start season with a bash

Aimee Rodriguez

The Vaquero’s baseball team hosted The Bash on the Beach this weekend and came away with two wins and one tie to start their season.
Sunday, Sean Manning threw eight innings allowing only two runs as City College beat Victor Valley 7-4.
“Manning displayed outstanding control throwing first pitch strikes to 26 of 31 hitters faced,” said Head Coach Teddy Warrecker. “Vinny Eckert started the scoring for City College two out double.”
City College increased a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning to 7-2 on a three-run blast by James Dunn. Mike Underwood came into a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning to record his first save.
“Blake Jeffrey finished a great weekend at the plate with two more hits and an RBI,” Warrecker said. “Defensively City was led by Vinny Eckert who had six assists at third base.”
The Vaqueros picked up their first win of the year, 12-8 over Cerro Coso on Saturday. The Vaqs, visitors in the tournament game, jumped on the scoreboard with a two-run double hit by Vinny Eckert in the top of the first inning. Jake Tipton added a solo home run extending the lead to 3-1 in the fourth.
Cerro Coso tied the game at three before City College scored four runs with two outs in the sixth inning.
The big hit of the game was a two-run double by Ryan Morford. Jon DeAlba extended the lead with a solo home run to deep center.
The Vaqueros survived a late rally in the eighth that cut the lead to 8-7, and put the game away with four runs in the ninth, two runs coming on a two run single by Blake Jeffrey. Garrett Roth picked up the win with six innings of work and Vinny Agapito earned his first save.
The Vaqueros battled back three times in the late innings to walk away with a season-opening tie, 7-7 in a game called short due to darkness after twelve innings on Friday.
Scott Cohen delivered a two strike, two out two run single to give City College the lead 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth. After falling behind 6-5 Blake Jeffrey tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
The Vaqueros trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the eleventh when Blake Jeffrey delivered a two out two strike RBI single to right scoring Jon DeAlba. Mike Underwood, making his first start, struck out eleven while surrendering no walks in seven innings of work.
The Vaqueros hit the road on Saturday for a game against Rio Hando at I p.m. on Saturday in Whittier.