The Eagles Explode for 18 Hits as Trevor Jones Wins his Third Game of the Season
By Lynn Guerin
Rancho initially trailed The White Tigers 3-1 when The Eagles defense committed 3 errors in the first 2 innings. But from that point on the Rancho bats boomed, and the hits and the runs just kept on coming. The defense tightened up. The strong pitching of starter Trevor Jones and reliever Cole Guerin held Escondido to only 4 hits and 4 runs. Rancho notched their 8th victory of the season against 3 losses.
The offensive thrust for Rancho moved into a higher gear in the bottom of the second inning when 6 hits and a walk produced 6 runs. Ty Miranda reached on an error. Elijah Goodwin and Joey Hauck singled sharply. Taylor Tosches singled deep to left center driving in 2 runs. Trevor Jones doubled deep to left, driving in Hauck. Carter Treadway singled in Tosches and Jones. Colton Bulger doubled deep to left center driving in Treadway. Rancho leads 7- 3 after 2 innings.
In the 3rd inning, the Eagles pushed their lead to 11-3 with 4 runs on 4 more hits. Goodwin was the catalyst with a long single then a stolen base. Hauck singled. Jones singled in Goodwin. Treadway singled in Hauck. Bulger smashed his second double driving in 2 more runs.
Rancho added a single run in the fourth inning, 2 runs in the fifth and sixth innings.7 more hits including 3 long doubles did the trick. Hauck, Jones, Carter Treadway, and Bulger each had 3 hits in the game to lead the 18 hit attack.
Trevor Jones picked up the win going 6 strong innings giving up 3 runs, only 1 of them earned, walking none and striking out 7 batters.
Rancho returns to action on Friday when they travel locally to take on a very good Linfield Christian Lions team. Linfield comes in to the contest with 10 wins and 4 losses. The game starts at 3:30 pm at Linfield.