Ramona’s baseball team struggles at plate, beats Fallbrook, loses to Carlsbad and Westview

By Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog baseball team struggled at the plate, mustering only five hits in their first two games last week, as they beat Fallbrook at home and lost to Carlsbad on the road. The Dawgs broke out of their slump at home against Westview but lost  in that North County Tournament game.

Jordan Farhat hits a solo home run against Fallbrook. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

The Dawgs are now 4-4 on the season.

The Bulldogs made the most of three hits and rode the arm of Brett Williams as they beat Fallbrook High School 2-0 at Rocky Lawler Field.

The Dawgs scored a solo run in the bottom of the first inning and made it stand up as Williams went the distance and scattered six hits while striking out seven. The right-hander did not walk a batter and the Bulldog defense played error-free ball. Williams got stronger as the game went on.

“Brett retired the last 10  batters that he faced without allowing a base runner,” said pitching coach Josh Lohman

Ramona got on the board in the first inning when Gage Canning drew a base on balls and stole second base. He advanced to third on an error. With two down, Joel Mitchell beat out an infield single driving in Canning.  Kevin Hagan picked up a double in the third inning but was stranded there. Jordan Farhat added an insurance run in the sixth when he led off the inning with a solo home run over the centerfield fence.

Canning led off the Carlsbad game with a single, and Broussard opened the fifth inning with a single. They were the only two Bulldogs to reach base as Carlsbad’s Slater Lee only faced 23 Bulldogs in the game. One Major League scout said after the game, “Lee is one of the top prospects in San Diego County.”

Bulldog Kyle Wilson also pitched well.

“Kyle had a shaky start but he settled down and made good adjustments and only allowed two hits after the first inning,” said coach Dean Welch.

The Dawgs lost a slugfest to Westview 12-8 as both teams used multiple pitchers so that they would have fresh arms for the last tournament of the year, the Lions Tournament.

Henry Flecker led the attack. The senior went 3-for4 with a double and four RBIs. Canning finished the Westview game with three consecutive hits: a shot for a double, a line drive single, and then the centerfielder legged out an infield hit. Taylor Burger had two hits, a single and a double, drove in two runs, and scored three runs. Kevin Hagan also had two hits on the day. CJ Broussard and Joel Mitchell also contributed hits to the offense.

Related posts:

  1. Ramona beats Fallbrook after 9-3 loss to Temecula team
  2. Ramona High baseball beats Montgomery
  3. Softball bats sizzle, but team loses to Poway, Westview
  4. Bulldog baseball loses 3 league games to RB
  5. Ramona wins 2, loses 1 in baseball tourney

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