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March 26, 2008 > Ohlone College Renegades Baseball Team evens its record at 12-12

Ohlone College Renegades Baseball Team evens its record at 12-12

Submitted By Jordan Twohig
Photos By Kory Hayden Photography

Ohlone defeated Monterey Peninsula College, 9-0, on a wet and rainy afternoon on Saturday, March 15, in Monterey. Freshman pitcher Cory Krisman earned his first college victory in convincing fashion as the right-hander gave up only four hits, while striking out six, in pitching nine innings of shutout baseball. "Cory showed me a lot today," said Ohlone Head Coach Tom Kunis. "To pitch a complete game shutout as well as keep his pitch count down was impressive."

The Renegades had 16 hits on were led by David Luna, who had two hits in five at-bats (2-5) with two RBI's, and Braxton Miller, 1-4, with three RBI's. Drew Ham and Rich McDowell both had three hits, Justin Lunday and Nick Caravelli also went 2-5, while Matt Langseth was 2-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Langseth has hit safely in 18 of 22 games played thus far this season.

Ohlone's second win in a row occurred on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, in the opening of its 2008 Ohlone Spring Invitational. The Renegades defeated Taft College of the Central Valley Conference, 18-7, and the victory came on the heels of Taft's huge 2-1 win over number two ranked Fresno City College.

Ohlone starting pitcher, Shane Murchison, now 6-1 on the year, gave up four runs in the first inning but settled down and found his rhythm as he struck out four batters while allowing only three hits over the next five innings. Relief pitcher Ian Hoff then came in and pitched two solid hitless innings. The final two innings for Ohlone were pitched by Cole Campana, Michael Annino, Scott Camacho and Sean Henning as the bullpen combined for three strikeouts while giving up four hits. "I was pleased to be able to get the effort I did from the pitching staff today," said Kunis. "The offense came ready to play today; they have been really swinging the bats well lately."

The Renegades offense was led by lead-off hitter, Andrew Ham, who "set the table" by going 2-4 plus two walks and a stolen base. Langseth and Lunday both went 2-4 with Lunday driving in three runs and Langseth two runs. Luna and Aaron Chavez were both 2-3 with a double and a single while Caravelli went 2-5 with an RBI and three runs scored. Freshman, Kevin Sherer came off the bench and hit a two run double that put the game out of reach.

Game two of the Spring Invitational was played on Tuesday, March 18, against Reedley College and the Renegades evened its record to 12-12 by continuing its winning ways in a 9-7 victory over the visitors.

Right-hander Luna pitched five strong innings before turning it over to the bullpen of Kevin Radach, Jeff Lusk and closer, Kurtis Sherer as they held off hard charging Reedley.

Ohlone scored six runs in the first three innings and three more in the seventh and eighth to secure the victory. Lunday led the way at the plate for the Renegades by going 4-4 plus a walk and two RBI's. Twice, Lunday doubled to score designated hitter Aaron Plimmer. Plimmer went 3-4 plus a walk and drove in a team high with three runs. "I was very pleased with the way we played today. Our offense was very patient and made their pitcher work all day. We also had some timely hitting by Plimmer and Lunday who picked us up today," said Kunis.

Next up for Ohlone are the Coast Conference home games against Monterey Peninsula on Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and vs. City College of San Francisco on Saturday, March 29, at noon. They will also be up against Gavilan of Gilroy on Tuesday, April 1, at 2 p.m.

Come and support the Renegades as they make a push for the post season playoffs.

Upcoming Renegades Baseball Games:

Vs. Monterey Peninsula
Thursday, March 27
2 p.m.

Vs. City College of San Francisco
Saturday, March 29

Vs. Gavilan of Gilroy
Tuesday, April 1
2 p.m.

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 659-6000

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