Thursday, March 29, 2012

Irvine Valley Takes Season Series with Cypress College

Early hole costs Chargers in loss to Lasers.
Robert Chavarria
Cypress, Calif. - Cypress College dropped its season series with Irvine Valley College at home on Thursday with a 7-5 loss in Orange Empire Conference play.

Six Chargers (15-9, 5-7) finished with two hits against the Lasers (10-15, 4-8), but it wasn't enough to overcome an early deficit. Anthony Razo, Robert Chavarria, Jonathan Torres, Rowan Wick, Jake Clark and Parker Starr paced a Charger offense that posted 14 hits on the day. Cypress finished with five more hits on the day than IVC, but the Lasers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one and a half innings and held onto that lead until the bottom of the sixth inning when Wick doubled in Torres and Chavarria to make it a 4-2 game.

Irvine Valley would answer back with three runs in the top of the seventh to stretch its lead to 7-2, but the Chargers Cypress countered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to return it to a two-run game. Razo drove in Starr for the Chargers first run of the inning, then Chavarria hit a bases-clearing double down the line in left to send Razo and Pierce Bily in to score, and cutting the Lasers lead to 7-5.

That was the closest the game would get as Irvine Valley held on for the 7-5 OEC victory on the road.

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