BY ROMAN DELARA
Photo Courtesy of COD Athletics. Roadrunners’ Tiaga (on home base) scores walk-off run against Grossmont on March 3rd.
Roadrunners’ Baseball and Softball struggles continue, Men’s Tennis on a remarkable season run, and Women’s Tennis stuck in the middle.
Baseball has only won one out of their last ten games with a record of 4-19 overall and 1-6 in their conference.
Their last win came against defending state champs Grossmont on March 3 by a score of 6-5. When the Roadrunners walked-off on a throwing error that happened to get freshman right fielder Nathanael Tiaga to score the winning run from 3rd base.
Ever since the victory, the Roadrunners have been on a four-game losing streak. While lacking pitching and hitting, allowing over 11 runs per game and only scoring one run per game.
Players to watch for are freshman 2nd basemen Nathaniel Lopez and sophomore infielder Nick Follett. Lopez has 12 RBI’s and 10 stolen bases with 10 and has one of the team’s three home runs. Follett has 10 RBI’s and a slugging percentage of .416 consisting of a team leading eight doubles, one and only team triple, and a home run.
The Roadrunners next matchup will be a conference battle on March 27 at Imperial Valley.
Men’s Tennis has had a memorable season with a record of 8-2 overall and undefeated in their conference at 6-0. The Roadrunners three times this season have had clean sweeps of 9-0 including their last matchup against Imperial Valley.
The player to watch for is rising freshmen star Kyryll Kryuchun. Who moved from Vancouver where he attended high school. Kryuchun so far is undefeated in conference and non-conference singles matches with a record of 9-0.
The next match for Men’s tennis will be on tuesday at San Diego City.
Softball has had a forgettable season with a record of 4-10 overall and only one win in their conference.
Softball after their first two loses went on a three-game winning streak to improve to 3-2. Ever since, the Roadrunners have won only one out of their last nine games.
A player to watch out for is freshman outfielder Nalacia Nelson. Nelson leads the team in home runs with three and batting average of .457. Nelson is also discipline only striking out twice in 35 at-bats.
Softball’s next matchup will be Wednesday when they host San Diego City.
Women’s Tennis has been on a roller coaster this season losing their first three games then winning three straight and now winning one out of their last three games. The Roadrunners record currently stands at 4-5 overall and in their conference.
The next match for Women’s Tennis will be on Tuesday when they host San Diego Mesa.