Baseball drops off the table

The rollercoaster ride of a season for Brahmas baseball (14-6, 18-22) came to a screeching halt in the final week of the regular season.

Following a win against West Los Angeles College (6-14, 11-27) on Tuesday, Pierce was set up for a conference deciding matchup at Mission College (15-5, 26-13) on Thursday.

Despite the combination of Chris Kovach and Tommy Wilson only allowing four runs, three earned, the Brahmas bats remained quiet after a two-run first inning against the Eagles.

Three runs in the third inning gave Mission a 4-2 lead and they never looked back.

The victory by Mission secured the Western State Conference – South for the Eagles.

The Brahmas entered Friday’s game against the Renegades from Bakersfield College (11-9,16-24) with slim hopes of a postseason berth.

Those hopes were wiped out when Bakersfield scored five unanswered runs in the final four innings.

Despite the disappointment of missing the postseason, the Brahmas’ season was a vast improvement on the 9-27 result of the prior season.

Head coach Bill Picketts believes there are a couple players on the team that have a good chance of making all-conference. Starting pitcher Tommy Wilson lead the conference in ERA (2.11) and strikeouts (104), while infielder Brandon Lewis led the WSC-South in batting average (.419) and his nine home runs puts him second in conference.