Solano Trounces Yuba College 18-2
The Solano Falcons baseball team (13-12) exploded with eight runs in the seventh inning and beat Yuba College 18-2, extending their winning streak to eight games on April 3 at Yarbrough Stadium in Fairfield, Calif.
“We’re playing well. We made some changes, but we’re playing well,” Falcons head-coach Scott Stover said.
The day was mild with a light wind blowing to left field.
Solano second baseman, Robert “Trey” Houston, went 2 for 3 with one RBI and four runs scored and a stolen base. “We all came together,” Trey said. “We executed like our coach wanted us to.”
“We used to play against each other and now we have to jell,” Houston said of his teammates.
Alec Kenilvort (1-3), starting pitcher for Solano, recorded his first win of the season. Kenilvort pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two runs with four strikeouts.
Falcons first baseman Alex Crosby batted 4 for 6, scored two runs with five RBIs and a stolen base. Right fielder Zach Welz hit 3 for 4 with four RBIs and one run scored.
In the bottom of the fourth, Solano scored five. Crosby led the inning with a triple, scored later on the at-bat of center fielder AJ Broja. Solano catcher Aaron Brasher (batted 2 for 3) drove in two with a single and before the inning was over,Welz singled, driving two more across the plate. Solano extended the lead, 7-0.
In the bottom of the seventh, Solano led 8-2 when the team had nine consecutive batters reach on base with seven hits, a walk and one HBP.
Falcons shortstop Ryan Wheat drove in two with a double and later scored on a single by Houston. Welz singled, driving in Houston. Crosby would then double, scoring both Welz and Brasher. Next batter, designated hitter, Mark Foley (1 for 2) would single scoring both Crosby and third-baseman Justin Quilatan (0-2 with two walks) who reached base by walk.
Solano pitcher Nick Driscoll pitched the final inning, striking out two– the first batter, Tyler Updike, and then Tim Catalano to end the game.
Solano baseball plays two games against College of Marin over spring break at Kentfield April 10 and at home on April 12 at 2 p.m.