February 15, 2012

Rain Puts a Damper on the Wildcats

It wasn't one of those picture-perfect, chamber of commerce postcard days in Southern California for the Western Nevada College baseball team on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Rain wiped out a three-run Wildcats rally and shortened the nonconference game to five innings, allowing San Diego City College to prevail, 5-2 in San Diego.

The Wildcats (8-5) scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to knot the score at 5, but umpires called the game at that point because of unplayable field conditions. By rule, since San Diego didn't get to bat in its half of the sixth, the score reverted back to the last completed inning, which was the fifth when San Diego led 5-2.

"We played the last 45 minutes of the game under a steady downpour, and the field just became unplayable," WNC Coach D.J. Whittemore said.

Western Nevada scored both of its runs in the fourth inning. AJ Hernandez delivered an RBI single, while Alex Schmidt hit a run-scoring groundout. Freshman Austin Richmond pitched the five-inning distance for WNC, allowing five hits while striking out four and walking none. All five runs against Richmond were unearned as WNC committed five errors.

Press Release: February 17, 2012

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