California High School Baseball - West Ranch gets by HartMay 15, 2009: Valencia, CA 91381
West Ranch Wildcats (Valencia, CA) fans exited the stadium thrilled Friday as they observed their baseball squad overcome the visiting Hart Indians (Newhall, CA), 11-9 in a league test.
With the win, West Ranch upgrades its record to 20-7 on the season.
With the defeat, Hart falls to 14-11 on the season.
West Ranch 11 - Hart 9
West Ranch came back from 9-0 defecit to beat Hart 11-9. In the 5th inning, the Wildcat bats finally came alive with a 6 run inning highlighted by a Casey Watkins grand slam. Two batters later, Cody Howard also had a homerun. In the 6th, the Cats put up 5 more runs, with the go ahead run after a Nico Rusconi triple off the center field fence. Mitchell Thompson followed it up with an RBI single to add an insurance run. Thompson, Howard, and Rusconi each finished with 2 hits. The first 2 Wildcat arms struggled to get outs, but freshmen JC Cloney came in the 4th inning and shut down the Indians. He then threw a perfect 5th inning. Cody Howard threw a scorless 6th and 7th innings to earn the win.