Ramona High baseball beats Orange Glen, goes against Del Norte this week

Joel Mitchell accumulates three hits and five RBIs in the Orange Glen series. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Joel Mitchell accumulates three hits and five RBIs in the Orange Glen series. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

Ramona came from behind to beat Orange Glen at Rocky Lawler Field 8-6 on an overcast day.

Blake Workman came out of the bullpen to pick up his first win of the season. Workman came in in relief of Rhett Williams who went four-plus innings and gave up four earned runs and struck out four. Workman went 2-1/3 innings and did not allow a run and only gave up one hit as he struck out six and walked three.

Henry Flecker went 2-for-2. Gage Canning and CJ Broussard each had 2-for-4 outings. Canning had a double and a triple and two RBIs.

Kyle Wilson made the most of a 1-for-3 day. His big hit was a two run double. Joel Mitchell also went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Jordan Farhat had an RBI single. Brandon Fitzpatrick singled and Taylor Burger doubled in three trips to the plate.

Wilson pitched well enough to win but unearned runs and the stellar pitching of Orange Glen’s Jake Barnett cost the Bulldogs the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.

Barnett pitched a no hitter at the Bulldogs as the Patriots won 5-1. Barnett struck out 13 and only issued one base on balls. He drove in two runs at the plate.

Ramona’s only run came in the sixth inning. With the Patriots leading 5-0 the Dawgs scored an unearned run when Kevin Hagan drove in Broussard who reached on an error.

The Dawgs staged a seventh inning rally to win the second game of the twin bill and the final game of the series by scoring five runs in the seventh inning and then holding on to win a 7-4 contest.

The Patriots’ Austin Early limited Ramona to just three hits and one earned run in five innings before the Dawgs tagged Austin Irwin for six runs and five runs in the final two frames.

Broussard went the distance for the Dawgs on the hill and picked up the win as he gave up seven hits and two earned runs and struck out eight.

Mitchell led the Bulldog offense with two hits and two RBIs. Farhat and Broussard both ripped doubles in the game. Wilson, Hagan, and Flecker all contributed singles to the offense. Farhat, Hagan, and Flecker drove in runs.

Ramona is now 14-8 on the season and 6-3 in the Valley League. The Dawgs are two games back of Del Norte and have a chance to bridge that gap this week as the Dawgs and the Nighthawks play a home and home two game series.

“We took the series and kept pace with Del Norte, setting up a huge series this week. We are in position to win a title in the last games of the season. We play Del Norte twice this week and end the season against them. Our fate is in our hands,” said coach Dean Welch.

   
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