Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jake Clark Homers in Chargers Win Over Rustlers

Clark homers for second game in a row in 10-5 win over Rustlers.
Jake Clark
Huntington Beach, Calif. - Jake Clark drove in two runs and scored three times to lead a 14 hit attack by Cypress College in a 10-5 Orange Empire Conference victory at Golden West on Tuesday.

Josh Anderson came out of the bullpen in the second inning to earn the win after tossing 4.1 innings of one run ball. Cypress (13-4, 4-2) starting pitcher Raleigh Rushing gave up two runs in one inning on the hill.

Parker Starr chipped in with a team-high three hits against the Rustlers (11-7-1, 3-3). Dylan Fitzgerald and Jonathan Torres both finished with two hits, two RBI and one run scored.

Cypress jumped all over GWC in the top of the first with a six-run inning to begin the game. The Rustlers were never able to recover after that. Dylan Moore got the action started with a one-out double. Robert Chavarria followed with an RBI double to drive Moore in, then Clark reached on an error to give Cypress runners in scoring position with only one out. The next man up, Fitzgerald, made it a 3-0 game with a two RBI single that plated Chavarria and Clark. Torres singled in Fitzgerald for the fourth run, then Rowan Wick drove him in with a triple. A single by Starr send Wick in from third to give Cypress a commanding 6-0 edge after a half-an-inning.

Golden West would cut the defecit to three runs after scoring once in the second, and two times in the third to make it a 6-3 ballgame.The score wouldn't budge from there until the eighth inning when the Chargers added another run to their lead when Clark scored on sac fly to right by Torres.

Cypress would add three more runs in the top of the tenth inning to go up 10-3 after Anthony Razo hit a leadoff triple, then scored on a wild pitch. A few batters later, Clark drove in Chavarria with his second homer in as many games. GWC got two back in the bottom of the ninth, but the Chargers weren't going to let this win slip away.

Cypress travels to Fullerton College on Thursday to take on the Hornets at 2 p.m.

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