Four game winning streak silenced

Lorrie Reyes

The Brahmas had their four game winning streak snapped in a raining game against Ventura College during the Rio Hondo Tournament on Sat. at Pierce College.

Pierce’s bats were silenced, getting shut out 0-4 by Ventura’s Jesse Bristow in a non-conference game.

“I don’t think offensively we came out ready to play,” said head coach John Bushart. “With the weather last night I don’t think guys thought we were going to play.”

No matter if it was the weather or Bristow, who threw a complete game, the Brahmas were held to only five hits all game.

“This doesn’t make or break our season, we just have to learn from it,” said Bushart.

The Brahmas will have to learn quickly if they want to get their bats on track. They will see Ventura twice this week, once Tues. and once Thurs.

Sophomore James Wharton tried to get Pierce in the ball game sending a pitch over the left-field fence but it was called foul.

Defensively, third baseman Justin Fredlender had a diving catch in the fifth inning to keep the game close.

Starting pitcher Josh Derry threw eight innings and 92 pitches. He was relieved by freshman Dominic Archey, who gave up one run.

Pierce’s game against Pasadena got rained out on Fri. It will be added to their schedule at a later date.

The Brahma’s will host the Ventura Pirates on Tues. at 2 p.m.

Rain or shine the Pierce base ball team warms up before the game against Ventura College in the Rio Hondo Tournament at Kelly Field. Woodland Hills, Calif. Feb.19 2011 (Juan A.Gutierrez)

The team huddles together for encouraging advice in between innings. Woodland Hills, Calif. Feb.19 2011 (Juan A Gutierrez)