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April 15, 2009 > Renegades reach 30-win mark

Renegades reach 30-win mark

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.
Photos By Don Jedlovec

Ohlone baseball played a trio of home games last week (winning two and dropping one) and reached the 30 win plateau in the process.

Opening up their week against Mission College on Monday, April 6, Ohlone looked to add to their 11-game winning streak. They had little trouble in doing so, prevailing 9-1.

Getting ahead to a quick, six-run first-inning lead, Ohlone left no question as to who would be the victor in this contest. Cory Krisman pitched seven solid innings, allowing one run on four hits, while striking out eight.

Jeff Johnson led the way on offense, going 2-5 with four RBIs; Ryan Kanzaki knocked in two; and Michael Ussery and Kyle Holmstrom each had one RBI to help out with the bats.

On Wednesday, April 8, the Renegades played a doubleheader against Consumnes River, being on the winning and losing end of 3-2 scores.

In game one of the doubleheader, nine innings couldn't decide the winner. Instead, the two played 12, where Aaron Chavez scored on an RBI single by Jeff Johnson.

Ohlone scored single runs in the fourth and fifth on RBI hits by Ryan Walterhouse and Cody Foster. Consumnes tied up the game in the seventh, scoring two runs.

Ian Hoff got the win for the Renegades, pitching five and a third scoreless innings of relief, allowing three hits and striking out four. Hoff improved to 7-1 on the season; Ohlone extended its winning streak to 13.

Game two was scheduled to be a seven-inning affair. It took all seven innings to decide a winner.

Going into the final inning, Ohlone and Consumnes were all square at 2. David Henderson was able to lift a Roberto Padilla pitch deep enough to score Nick Cole from third, for a sacrifice fly.

The run held up, as David Freitas shut the door on Ohlone's winning streak with a quick bottom of the seventh.

Sean Martin started for the Renegades, going six innings, allowing two runs on three hits, and striking out six. Jeff Johnson had the only RBI for Ohlone in the loss.

Ohlone, still ranked #1 in Northern California, #2 in the Pacific Northwest and #6 in the nation for junior colleges, improved to 30-6 with the 2-1 week, 16-2 in Coast Conference-Pacific Division.

Ohlone took on San Mateo on Tuesday, April 14, on the road. Results were not available at press. Log onto www.tricityvoice.com/sports for up-to-date scores. Next on Ohlone's schedules is a road contest against Cabrillo (Thursday, April 16, 2 p.m.) before returning home against Ca–ada (Saturday, April 18, noon).

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