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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Baseball drops series finale to Mission

The five-game win streak of the Brahmas came to a halt in a 12-4 loss to the Mission College Eagles on Tuesday.

Head coach Bill Picketts said he was proud of his team’s effort despite the result.

“We didn’t get too many strikes, and we didn’t execute pitches like we normally do,” Picketts said. “But other than that, I was happy with how they went about it. They took good B.P., took good pregame. It’s just one of those things.”

The Brahmas had taken the previous two games of the three game series.  

“It’s hard to beat a team three times in a row,” Picketts said.

Infielder Jorge Navarrete said the team was overconfident heading into the game.

“It was pretty tough at first. Our pitchers were here and there. I mean they did their job, but we just couldn’t score runs,” Navarette said. “I feel like we came in a little lackadaisical knowing that we beat them twice in a row already.”

The Brahmas said their loss came from minor mistakes and lack of enthusiasm.

“We’ve played them the past three games so we’ve gotten to know them and got tired of them,” outfielder Nathan Pavell said. “As a team we did well, but there were little things that we messed up on, like in certain innings.”

The Brahmas left off on a positive note and are looking forward to the next game.

“We’re still theoretically in first place. We actually have control of our destiny and they don’t because we have less losses. We’re right where we need to be,” Picketts said. “This is exactly where I’d hope we’d be coming into this part of the season. I’m happy with the way things are going. I was gunning for two out of three wins with Mission and that’s what we got so I’m happy.”

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