Citrus Baseball hosted Western State Conference East rival Victor Valley College on Tuesday in what was the two teams' second meeting of the 2019 season. The Owls beat the Rams 7-2 back on March 7th, and repeated the feat again Tuesday in a 6-2 victory. The win moved the Owls to 8-12-1 overall and a 4-2 conference mark.
Enrique Zaldivar got the start on the mound for the Owls and pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, striking out 5 and earning his 4th win of the season. His record now stands at 4-2 in 2019.
On the offensive side, the Owls hit over .300 as a team. Several players had standout games at the plate. Kanta Kobayashi went 3 for 4 scoring 2 runs, driving a run in and stealing a base; Thomas Chavez went 3 for 4, including a double, scored a run and stole a bag. Teppei Fukuda notched a pair of hits, one of which was a double that drove in 2 runs, and the other a 2 run shot that scored Kobayashi. Grant Woodward also doubled, driving in a run and scoring. Thomas Aceituno notched pair of base hits in the effort.
Citrus currently resides in the #2 spot in the Western State Conference East behind 4-1 Glendale. The Owls take the field again on Thursday when they travel to Victor Valley for a 2:30 PM start.
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