Randleman rolls by Wheatmore

Stephanie King

Wheatmore and Randleman met for the second time this week on Friday in PAC-7 baseball action. Randleman took the first game 10-0 on Wednesday. Wheatmore entered Friday’s game 0-1 in conference play and 2-1 overall on the season, while Randleman was 1-0 in PAC-7 play and 3-0 overall on the season.

Randleman got one runner on the bags in Matt Kemp during the first inning, but they would leave him stranded as the Warriors picked up back to back outs. The Tigers came out strong defensively and forced the Warriors into a quick three up, three down inning. Dominick Poole drew a walk to start the second inning, but the Warriors followed with out number one. A double from Nick Neal brought Poole in for the Tigers’ first score of the night. Wheatmore picked up the final two outs to end the inning. Randleman once again held the Warriors scoreless in the bottom of the second. After two innings, Randleman led 1-0.

Both teams would be forced into one, two, three innings during the third inning of play. The fourth inning of play proved to be the key for the Tigers as they brought eight runs across the plate to pull away from the Warriors. After a strikeout from Koty Ransom, Poole drew his second walk of the game. Dawson Edwards fell victim to a strikeout as Neal took the plate. He would reach first. #16 singled to score Poole and give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Jake Johnson drew a walk to load the bases with two outs for the Tigers. A triple from Mason Matthews brought in three runs to put the Tigers in front 5-0.

After getting hit by a pitch, Kemp gave the Tigers runners on first and third. Matthews scored off a hit from Ramsey to make it a 6-0 game. Ransom drew a walk that loaded the bases once again for the Tigers. Poole’s single scored Kemp and then a single from Edwards brought in Petty and Ransom. The Warriors finally got the final out to end the inning. In the bottom of the inning, Wheatmore would remain scoreless. Neither team would score in the fifth inning. After five innings, Randleman led 9-0.

The Tigers would be held scoreless in the top of the sixth and gave up a run to the Warriors in bottom of the inning. Randleman scored two runs in the top of the seventh to put the finishing touches on the game. Wheatmore would go scoreless once again in the bottom of the seventh. Randleman gets the win 11-1.

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