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Baseball team’s efforts not enough against Glendale

Consistency was a major factor that hindered the Pierce College baseball team as they face the Glendale Vaqueros on Tuesday.

After losing to the Vaqueros on Saturday, 10-5,  the Brahmas were looking for redemption only to face an even greater loss when at the bottom of the 9th inning the score read 10-3.

Multiple errors, including walks and hit batters led to a run away game.

“We’re not a very good team right now, we show signs but nothing consistent to win balls games,” Brahmas’ head coach John Bushart said.

Before the match, Bushart emphasized the importance of a good pitcher.

“We need a good starting pitching performance which we didn’t get on Saturday,” Bushart said.

However, he did not let the defeat damper his spirits.

“We start the score 0-0 and it’s a new game at our place,” Bushart said.

Nick Murphy, an outfielder for the Brahmas, had hunger in his eyes before the game.

“Just don’t give up, give it your heart, give it your all and just fight for the win,” Murphy told his teammates before the game.

Chris Cicuto, Glendale’s head coach, also held pitching as a key factor to winning.

“We’re gonna pitch and play defense,” Cicuto said. “They’re gonna throw one of their better pitchers today, and we’re excited to get that challenge.”

The Vaqueros struck first blood from the beginning scoring in the 1st inning.

By the bottom of the sixth, Glendale had increased it’s lead by five more runs making the score 6-0.

The fire started to burn in the Brahmas when outfielder Brandon Rapoport stepped up the plate and connected with the ball.

This allowed second basean Nick Schmidt to score the Brahmas’ first run.

Pierce came closer in the eighth, but it was too little too late and the Vaqueros took the game.

In the top of the fifth, outfielder Cody deSpain made a spectacular catch, robbing the Vaqueros of a homerun.

“He made a great catch, he’s trying to get better as an outfielder,” Bushart said.

Pitcher Scott Felgenhauer, from Canoga Park High School, also stepped up, in order to make it a fair fight.

“He did a good job to get the out, (but) it wasn’t consistent though out,” Bushart said of Felgenhauer.

However, with this game behind them the Brahmas look to face Citrus on Thursday, when the score will once again be 0-0.

For a full schedule of the Brahmas baseball team check out http://info.piercecollege.edu/departments/athletics/baseball.html

Monica Velasquez
Features Editor Fall 2012

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