BASEBALL: THE SEASON IS HERE!

1B Jake Anderson helped lead the charge for the Hornets this past weekend.
1B Jake Anderson helped lead the charge for the Hornets this past weekend.

The Hornets opened the season at the Bakersfield College Tournament this past weekend and won two out of three games.

In the first game on Saturday, Fullerton won 9-2 against College of the Sequoias. The Giants began the first inning scoring 2 runs, but the Hornets double that scoring 4 runs when it came their turn to bat. FC added another run in the fourth and then sealed the game in the sixth exploding for 4 more runs. 2B Ryan Aguirre did the most damage knocking in 4 RBI, while RF Chase Kerr (1 RBI, 2 runs) and 1B Jake Anderson (2 RBI, 1 run) both had 3 hits each. LF Josh McIntyre contributed 2 hits with a run and a RBI. Starting pitcher Garrett Molnar grabbed the win going 6 innings allowing 2 runs on only 3 hits. Connor Tousignant came in relief earning his first save going 3 innings allowing only a hit and a walk with no runs scored.

In the second game of the day, FC lost a tough one to Moorpark 6-5. FC scored runs in the first and second innings, but the Raiders tied it up in the third scoring 2 runs of their own. Moorpark took the lead in the third scoring a run and added another in the fourth to go up 4-2. The Hornets made their move in the 8th scoring 2 runs on a solo homer by Chase Kerr and a RBI-single by Ryan Aguirre that scored Jake Anderson. The Raiders came back in the eighth putting 2 runs on the board to go back up 6-4. Kerr struck again in the ninth knocking in DH Jake Bryant, but it would not be enough as FC fell a smidge short from victory. Kerr led the way for Fullerton with 2 hits and 2 RBI. Jake Bryant also had 2 hits and had a RBI. Jake Anderson had a hit with 2 runs scored. Putting in an inning of work, reliever Gerardo Ramirez took the loss.   

On Sunday, Fullerton took on host Bakersfield and won convincingly 9-2. The Renegades put the first run of the game on the board in the second inning, and the Hornets waited until the fifth to answer back scoring 4 runs. Up 6-1 in the seventh, Jake Anderson put the nail in the coffin on a 3-run blast that went over the left field wall. Anderson had quite a day with 2 hits, a walk, 2 runs, and 3 RBI. Chase Kerr added 2 runs, 2 hits, and a walk, while starting pitcher Sean Henry took his first win of the season. Henry went 7 innings giving up 6 hits, 1 run, and had 3 strikeouts.

Up Next: The Hornets will play at Mt. San Antonio College tonight at 6:00 pm. Then, they will play at the College of the Desert Tournament this weekend.

*Photo by Matt Brown