BY ROMAN DELARA
Photo courtesy of COD Athletics
The Roadrunners’ baseball season is over with the birds losing their last six out of seven games going 11-27 overall and 8-14 in their conference while scoring five runs per game.
The Roadrunners in their last series against Mt. San Jacinto only won one out of three games. Even though they outscored San Jacinto 19 runs to 16. However, in their last game against San Diego Mesa, they were defeated by a score of 23-3. Which would be considered their worst loss of the season according to the run differential of minus 20.
The team overall for the season has a batting average of .257 and an ERA of 8.89 or they allow almost nine runs per game.
Some players that stood out were sophomore infielder Nick Follett and sophomore pitcher Quentin Bidon. Follett leads the team in triple-crown fashion with a batting average at .348, along with five home runs and 22 rbi’s. Follett was a huge reason why the Roadrunners were able to hit more than one or two home runs in about six years. Follett also hit into 15 doubles and one triple and used his speed to steal ten out of 12 bases. Bidon had started in 12 games with a leading 68 innings pitched, with an ERA of 6.49 but has an impressive strikeout to walk ratio of 42 to 20.
The Roadrunners will conclude their season with two more matches, which are both against San Diego Mesa to finish off their last series.
Roadrunners’ Softball after sweeping Barstow, has lost four straight. They have a record of 9-23 overall and 2-14 in their conference.
The Roadrunners at home fair with a record of 6-11 while on the road are 0-11 and at neutral sites are 3-1.
The last game against Southwestern was a rough one on a special occasion as it was sophomore day. As the college honored second basemen Saki Hirata, third basemen Rebecca Alford, and shortstop Jada Toland. All of them have had good seasons going over ten rbi’s and had good playing time with each having over 70 at-bats.
Another player worth mentioning is freshmen outfielder Nalacia Nelson who had three home runs and nine rbi’s with only 38 at-bats. She had started playing with the Roadrunners on Feb. 10 and exactly a month later she was not playing on the team for unknown reasons. However, if Nelson had kept playing, she could have had an impressive season. Especially with the fact that she had more than one home run.
The team as a whole has a batting average of .277 and has four home runs and scored four runs per game. Pitching-wise the Roadrunners have an ERA of 8.94 and an opponents batting average of .459.
Roadrunners’ Softball will play their last game at Chaffey and try to improve to ten wins on the season.
Roadrunners’ Beach Volleyball has not done well for the season as they have a 6-12 record with still two PCAC matches and the CCCAA SoCal playoffs left to go.
The PCAC tournament will have concluded on April 27, while the SoCal playoffs will start on Tuesday May 1 at 9:00am.
The opponents for the Roadrunners still have yet to be announced but the tournament will run throughout the beginning of May and up until May 12 for the State Finals.