Bulldog baseball loses to San Marcos, beats Orange Glen

   Ramona baseball lost to San Marcos and beat Orange Glen on the road and it looks like the Valley League race is up for grabs after two weeks of action.

   The Dawgs are 3-2 and have to make up a rainout. The Dawgs are 13-6 on the season.

   The Bulldogs opened the week with an extra inning game to San Marcos . Ramona squandered a five-run lead and lost 8-7 in 10 innings.

   The Dawgs jumped out to an early lead as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning. With two down, Smiley Willeford drew a walk. Beau Sulser then doubled. Kyle Gray then drove in Willeford and Sulser with clutch single.

   Ramona added to its lead in the second. James Nicholson led off with a walk. Shea Bailey doubled Nicholson to third. Erik Ernst laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt for an RBI, and Brady Wilson drove in Bailey with a single.

   The Dawgs extended their lead to five runs in the third inning. Gray led off the rally with a walk. Blake Drake and Nicholson delivered back-to-back singles. Gray scored on a passed ball.

   San Marcos rallied and tied the game at five in the fifth inning. Ramona scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning when Smiley Willeford singled with two outs. Sulser singled Willeford to third. Smiley scored on a passed ball and then Gray drove in Sulser with an RBI single. The Knights tied the score in the bottom of the frame.

   Pitcher Cody Willingham started and went the first six innings. He gave up five runs on seven hits and struck out seven. He left with a two-run lead in the seventh.

Jason Snodgrass pitched the final four innings and took the loss. He gave up three runs on five hits and struck out three.

   Ramona’s home game against Orange Glen scheduled for April 22 was rained out, but the Dawgs played the scheduled Saturday game at Orange Glen. The Patriots must have thought that it was raining hits and runs as the Bulldogs beat the Pats 25-1.

   The Bulldogs ripped 23 hits and took advantage of  six Orange Glen errors to score a season high 25 runs.

   The Bulldogs had more home runs than the Pats had hits. Jackson Willeford, Beau Sulser, Blake Drake and Niklas Skinner all blasted round trippers.

   Sulser drove in seven runs on two hits. Wilson went 4-for-5. Jackson Willeford had three hits in five trips with two RBIs. Smiley Willeford went 4-for-6, scored four runs and had an RBI. Skinner went 2-for 6. Nicholson and Scodellaro also recorded hits in the game.

   Erik Ernst picked up his fifth win of the season. The senior righthander scattered three hits in five innings and struck out five. Drake pitched the final two frames and did not allow a base runner and struck out five.

   
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