Ramona High School lost 6-5 to Bonita Vista High School in the opening round of the Division II of the CIF playoffs.
Ramona took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Dawgs added another run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Bonita Vista scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Barons scored in the sixth inning to make it a 5-3 game. Ramona added a run in the top of the seventh and led 6-3 going into the final inning.
Bonita loaded the bases. With two outs and two strikes, the Baron’s cleanup hitter, Hector Montes, hit a bases-clearing double to give the Barons a win and end the season for the Dawgs.
Cody Willingham got the start and went five strong innings. Willingham gave up three runs on five hits and struck out two. Mike Studley went the final two innings and got the loss. Studley gave up three runs on three hits.
Alex Muren closed his career at RHS by going a perfect 3-for-3 with a double. Studley also went out with a good day at the dish. Studley went 2-for-4.
Erik Ernst went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Blake Drake was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Jackson Willeford was 1-for-3 and scored two runs.
Smiley Willeford drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a fielder’s choice.
“It was a tough loss. You have to give their cleanup hitter credit. He delivered a double in the clutch,” said Coach Dean Welch. “This was a good group to coach. The seniors showed good leadership.
“My coaches did a good job all season. Josh Lohman did a good job with the pitchers. Bob Snelling worked with the catchers and was our bench coach. Chuck Welch coached first base.”