For the second week in a row, the Folsom Lake College baseball team salvaged game three of their series, this time with a 7-4 win over Delta College at Falcon Field on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons avoided a sweep by the Mustangs with timely hitting and some quality pitching by the bullpen. First-inning RBI singles by Josh Winkler and Michael Farley and a bases loaded walk to Andrew Williams gave the Falcons an early 3-0 lead. Delta tied the score in the third, then added a run in the sixth for a 4-3 lead. But the Falcons answered in the bottom half of the sixth when John Mook singled home Andrew Williams and Aidan Malm doubled in two more runs. One out later, Nate George scored from third on a wild pitch to put the Falcons up 7-4. The real key, however, was the Falcon bullpen of Shane Gustafson, Austin Beard, and Kennedy Zeinen, who shut down the Mustangs' potent offense with just one earned run over six innings before turning it over to closer Josh Winkler, who then earned his fourth save of the season with a scoreless ninth. With the win, the Falcons improved to 2-4 in Big 8 Conference play (14-5 overall) and will face Cosumnes River, another 2-4 team, for three games this week. The teams are scheduled to play at CRC on Tuesday, at Folsom Lake on Thursday, then back at CRC on Friday. Weather, however, will likely affect at least one of those games.
Falcons stop 2-game skid with win over Delta
San Joaquin Delta
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Mar 10, 2018