BY ROMAN DELARA
Photo courtesy of COD Athletics. COD Roadrunners in a match against San Diego Mesa.
Roadrunners’ baseball has struggled all season long with an 8-21 overall record. But have found recent success winning their last four of six games.
Most of the Roadrunners victories have came in conference matches, as they have a 5-8 record, two of them against Southwestern.
In their last match, the Roadrunners faced their rivals San Bernardino Valley for the first time this season putting up double-digit runs in a 11-4 victory. The Roadrunners were down 2-1 for most of the game when their bats erupted ten runs in the 7th inning. The highlight was third basemen Nick Follett, who had three hits and three rbi’s on the day. On the other side, pitching did their job with Darian Beck and Westin Vanderwerf. Both would toss a combined nine innings each having four strikeouts and allowing two runs.
Catch the Roadrunners as they head over to San Diego City tomorrow at 2pm.
Men’s Tennis keeps their winning-streak going at seven games. Their record stands at 13-2 and are still undefeated in their conference at 10-0.
The last Roadrunners lost was back on March 2 when the Roadrunners lost to Riverside 6-3, which is over a month ago.
In regards to their last match, it came as easy as it will get. As Palomar forfeited to give the Roadrunners their second victory against them, as their first matchup was an 8-1 blowout.
Next for the Roadrunners is the 2018 PCAC Men’s Tennis Tournament Regional that will take place in Grossmont starting April 12.
For much of the Women’s Tennis season, it’s been back and fourth with an 7-7 record overall and in their conference. Before the 6-3 loss to Grossmont, the Roadrunners had a three-game winning streak beating San Diego Mesa 9-0, Palomar 7-2, and Southwestern 8-1. This would be the second three-game win streak the Roadrunners had this season.
The Roadrunners will next play in the 2018 PCAC Women’s Tennis Tournament staring April 12 at Southwestern.
Roadrunners’ Softball has had it rough this season only winning three out of their last ten games. They have a 6-14 record overall and a 2-7 conference record.
They also have different records when it comes to location. At home the Roadrunners are 3-7, winless on the road at 0-6, and do better on a neutral diamond at 3-1.
Their last victory came on March 21 when they beat San Diego City in a 11-7 slugfest. As catcher Mya Martinez had two hits, scored three runs and three rbi’s.
One player to watch for is freshmen infielder Tatiana Martinez, who has 12 rbi’s and a .328 batting average on the season.
The Roadrunners’ next match will be at Mt. San Jacinto on Wednesday at 3 p.m.