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Laney trounces Comets, 13-4

By Sean Whatley, staff writer
On March 15, 2014

  • Comet first baseman Byron Buckley (22) throws the ball to infielder JR Davis (2) while Viking firstbaseman (center) looks for which base to run to during CCC's game against Laney College at the Baseball Field. Qing Huang / The Advocate
  • Comet third baseman Timmion Hughes slides into third base as Viking third baseman waits for the ball to reach his glove during CCC's game against Laney College on the Baseball Field on Thursday. Qing Huang / The Advocate
  • Comets first baseman Byron Buckley waits for the ball to reach his glove and Viking infielder slides to first base during CCC's game against Laney College at the Baseball Field on Thursday. Qing Huang / The Advocate

A tremendous second inning and solid defense by Laney College (10-7 overall, 1-1 in the Bay Valley Conference) gave them a 13-4 win over Contra Costa College (4-12, 1-1 BVC) on game two of their three game series Thursday on the baseball field.
In the top of second inning Eagles catcher Marcos Valencia's leadoff double started what would give Laney the early advantage. Eagles shortstop Sam Nieves getting hit by a pitch started the teams seven run inning with the bases loaded.
"We came out aggressive on an early run, which let us relax." Laney's baseball coach Francisco Zapata said.
The Comets answered back in the third inning, with the bases loaded CCC outfielder Even Ray's double drove in three runs putting them on the board.
CCC's attempted rally was cut short stranding three runners on bases. Failing to capitalize on another bases loaded opportunity the Comets would again strand three runners in the sixth inning as well.
"We weren't able to string hits together and we left runners on base." third baseman Timmion Hughes said.
Laney pitcher Keith Britton allowed nine hits and only three runs, and his pitching was enough for the Eagles defense to keep the Comets out of the game.
"I wanted to stay ahead in the count and let the defense work." Britton said.
Working  from behind all game proved to a be too much for the Comets to overcome, as the Eagles were able to keep scoring by adding a pair of runs in the fourth inning and another pair in the sixth inning.
"We pitched them inside today and they're a power team." Comets baseball coach Marvin Webb said. "They just hit (the ball) in the spots we were not."
In their last game the Comets found themselves in a similar situation to Laney taking the win 9-5. "We were hyped, up, and never let them rally" Hughes said.
Comets will look to take the series as they visit Laney in their third conference game on March 15.


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