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March 24, 2010 > Ohlone feels the sting of Chabot's hot bats

Ohlone feels the sting of Chabot's hot bats

By Gary van den Heuvel

Chabot College baseball team was impressive in three wins last week, including a 20-run performance, followed by a statement-making win over slumping Ohlone, before their bats went dead against San Jose.

The Gladiators began the week with a 16-3 pasting of Mission College. David Singleton was the winning pitcher for Chabot, but it was the bats that starred in this game.

Johnny Petros doubled twice for the Gladiators, and Chipper Lemmo drove in three runs on 2-3 at the plate (including a double), and he scored 2 runs. Sean Barrie had three hits and scored three times. Miguel Flores hit his fourth homerun of the season, a two-run shot.

The hot-hitting Chabot squad hung 20 runs on City College of San Francisco on Tuesday, March 16. Flores had two hits and four RBIs; Lemmo went 2-3 with a run scored and three RBIs;, and Drew Helenihi had two hits, four RBIs and scored three runs.

Ohlone came into its Thursday, March 18, game against their rivals from Hayward smarting from a 7-2 loss on Tuesday, March 16, to Skyline. The Gladiators continued their torrid batting, breaking the Ohlone game wide open with a five-run eighth to put the Gladiators up 10-3.

Ohlone's late-inning rally was too little, too late, and Chabot chalked up the win by a 10-6 score. Nick Bartolone was 2-4 for Chabot, driving in three runs. Kyle Gallegos also had two hits, scored twice, and one RBI.

Alas, all good things must come to and end, and eventually all bats go cold at some point. For Chabot, that day came on Saturday, March 20, in a home loss to San Jose City. It was truly a team-wide condition, as the Gladiators could only manage to scratch out seven singles. Four of those hits came from Lemmo and Gallegos, who each singled twice.

Chabot is riding high early in the season, with a 14-4 record and a Coast Conference North mark of 7-2. And despite Ohlone's disappointing week, the Renegades are right in the thick of the CCN race, with a 5-3 conference record and 12-6 overall.

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