SO-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND – GAME ONE – The game of the day yesterday was this classic of the diamond played between the 17th seeded EL CAMINO COLLEGE WARRIORS and the 16th seeded MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES. After two scoreless Innings the Warriors put up a run in the top of the 3rd with the Mounties eventually tying things up in the bottom of the 6th. El Camino College responded with another run of their own in the top of the 7th Inning and rode that ball to a 2-1 victory. Credit Andrew Burschinger with the win.
SO-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND – GAME TWO – This game pitted the 15th seeded EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE HUSKIES against the 18 seeds – the COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS COUGARS. The Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd Inning but by the bottom of the 3rd the Huskies had tied the game up. In the 5th and 7th Innings College of the Canyons logged a pair of runs to make it a 4-2 Cougar advantage. In the bottom of the 7th East Los Angeles College again knotted up the game. After the Cougars went on top again 5-4 in the top of the 8th the Huskies used their half of the Inning to take their first lead of the game at 6-5, which turned out to be the final score, too. East L.A.’s closer Shawn Kennedy got the win.
NOR-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND – GAME ONE – In an almost literal sense of horseplay the 16th seeded CANADA COLLEGE COLTS took on the 17th seeded LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE MUSTANGS yesterday. The first three Innings were scoreless but then the Colts’ bats started to warm up. Canada College scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th, another run in the 5th and 2 more in the 7th Inning. The Mustangs at last got on the scoreboard in the top of the 9th but their 2 runs weren’t enough as CC moved on 5-2. Colts pitcher Sam Alton threw for 8 of the 9 Innings for the win.
NOR-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND- GAME ONE – The final play-in game of the day saw the 15th seeded FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RAMS square off against the 18th seeded BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS. The Rams were on top for most of the game and walked away with the win at the end. Their bats put up 2 runs in the 2nd Inning then added 1 each in the 4th and 7th. The Roadrunners mustered just 1 run themselves and that came in the 3rd Inning. Fresno’s Jorge Alvarado was the winning pitcher in this 4-1 affair.