Brahmas fall to Raiders

The Pierce College baseball team lost 9-4 against the Moorpark College Raiders in a home game on Saturday, Feb. 27.

This would be the Brahmas first loss of the year against the Raiders, after winning its first game (5-4) on Feb. 25 in the eleventh inning.

The Brahmas came in strong with sophomore pitcher, Brett Weisberg. Weisberg threw strong pitches during the first few innings.

Freshman first-baseman, Alexander Devito earned a home run where the ball connected with the score board. The home run brought sophomore infielder Jason Rowe home to make the score 2-0. Brahmas earned two more runs to lead 4-0.

Raiders freshman outfielder Austin Fields hit a base hit in the fifth inning, and igniting the team’s comeback that ended the game 9-4 in the Raider’s favor.

Brahmas head coach Bill Picketts said that despite losing, the team played a good game and that it was all just a mistake on the team’s end.

“You know what, we played well for four innings but we just couldn’t get it finished,” said Picketts. “We made a mistake in the outfield and we opened up the floodgates and we couldn’t stop it.”

On Weisberg’s and Devito’s performance Picketts had nothing but positive sayings on his players.

“[Weisberg] was fantastic for four innings and he just kind of lost his focus,” said Picketts. “Devito has had a good year so far. This is his third home run of the year. He wasn’t swinging it very well for the last couple games so one of the coaches made some adjustments with him and it paid off. He looked good.”

Weisberg said in the fifth inning, he stopped executing his pitches despite entering the game with confidence.

“I was confident. I didn’t have my best stuff but I felt good out there,” said Weisberg.