Baseball game suspended in 9th due to rain

Luisa Sausedo

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The San Diego City College baseball team (7-7) came ready to play Friday afternoon against the Palomar Comets (8-9) during a rainy day at Morley Field.

In the top of the ninth inning, under heavy rain, the umpires suspended the game, which the Knights were winning 5-2. It has been rescheduled for April 28.

The Knights took an early lead over the Comets in the bottom of the first inning.

Center fielder Scott Martinez hustled down the line after hitting a ground ball to Palomar’s shortstop, Dylan Breault. He bobbled the ball allowing Martinez to arrive safely at first base.

After a sacrifice bunt was laid down to move Martinez to second base, designated hitter Frank Lopez came up and hit a line-drive double into right field.

With two runners in scoring position, right fielder Tyler Flores hit a triple deep into left center allowing Martinez and Lopez to arrive home safely.

At the end of the first inning the Knights were ahead, 2-0.

During the bottom of the third inning the Knights scored two more runs, advancing the score to 4-0.

Palomar played aggressively during the top of the fifth inning, scoring two runs, .

During the bottom of the sixth inning, with one out, Flores came up to bat and hit a line drive single into right field. Due to an illegal pitch, Flores was advanced to second base then stole third due to a wild ball thrown to the second baseman.

With Flores on third and two outs, freshman catcher Alex Bentley hit a ground ball to Palomar’s shortstop, Breault, who missed the play, allowing Flores to score. It was Knights 5-2.

Freshman Garrett Yocum pitched the entire game for City, and had a total of seven strike outs.

During the top of the ninth heavy rain started to come down causing the ball to slip from Yocum’s grip. After a couple wild pitches and a walk, the umpires called the game.

City’s manager, Chris Brown, explained that because this was a conference game, it was rescheduled for April 28 at Morley Field. It will continue at the same place where the players left off, top of the ninth inning with no outs and a runner on first base.

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