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April 14, 2010 > Chabot, Ohlone baseball

Chabot, Ohlone baseball

By Gary van den Heuvel

Miguel Flores was a one-man wrecking crew for Chabot College's baseball team, leading the Gladiators to three consecutive victories.

In Chabot's 14-5 home win over Monterey Peninsula College, Flores, who was 4-4 at the plate, slammed two homeruns, scored three runs and drove in seven. His two-run dinger in the fifth inning was part of a five-run frame which put the Gladiators ahead 7-0.

Flores' second homer, another two-run shot, came in the sixth inning. Sean Barrie also had a stellar day, going 3-3 with an RBI and run scored.

The Chabot offensive production continued in impressive fashion in a12-4 win at Mission College. Flores homered again, this time in the sixth inning with one runner on. Nick Bartolone had four hits, scored twice and drove in three for the Gladiators. Kyle Gallegos chipped in with three hits, two RBIs and two runs.

Chabot completed its perfect week with a tight 3-2 win over San Jose City College at Chabot. Brandon Plotz picked up the win, pitching five and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs (both in the sixth).

Chabot had taken the lead in the fourth inning, scoring all three of its runs. Mike Botelho picked up the save for the Gladiators, who improved to a record of 22-5 overall, 14-2 in the Coast Conference Gold.

Ohlone College bounced back from a 4-3 loss at Gavilan College in Gilroy with an inspiring 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Skyline Trojans. The Renegades needed three runs in the seventh inning; one in the eighth; and one more run in the ninth to cement the win.

Down 4-1, Ohlone broke through with Tanner Laran's bases-loaded double, scoring all three runners to tie the game. Skyline scored in the top of the eighth inning to retake the lead, but any further damage was abruptly halted when left fielder Stephen Ramos threw out a Skyline runner at home plate on a single.

Mark Mercer tied the game with a homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Renegades called on staff ace Roberto Padilla to shut down the Trojans in the ninth, which he did.

In the bottom of the ninth, Stephen Ramos generated Ohlone's winning run by himself. After beating out an infield single, Ramos stole second and third. In his steal of third, the throw to the base was wild, and Ramos ran home for the winning run.

Ohlone suffered a letdown two days later on Saturday, April 10, with a 9-2 home loss to Coast Conference Pacific leader Ca–ada College. With a 1-2 week, Ohlone drops to 19-8 overall, 12-5 in CCP, remaining in second place behind Canada College.

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