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Bryson Hashimoto finished the day 1-3 with one RBI. Photo by Cara Heise.
Bryson Hashimoto finished the day 1-3 with one RBI. Photo by Cara Heise.

Hot bats lift Comets to victory

SAN MARCOS, CA (1/30/2022) -- After a two-year hiatus, thanks to COVID-19, baseball was finally back in action on Friday and Saturday against Golden West College. The Comets dropped game one to the Rustlers, 7-4, on Friday, but came to life on Saturday for their home opener. On a day where Bob Vetter's legacy was celebrated and Boomer Sooner blared over the speakers in the middle of the fifth, the Comets defeated the Rustlers 20-2. 

Down 1-0 in the second inning, the Comets rallied to make the score 8-2, as Ronnie Harris (RF), Bryson Hashimoto (2B), Jackson Garrett (DH), Tanner Lappin (1B), Qunicy Scott (LF) and Liam Bailey (SS) each drove in a run and then some. The Rustlers got back one run in the top of the fourth, but the Comets earned it back in their half of the inning. In a huge sixth inning, the Comets scored 11 runs on five hits to extend their lead for good. 

Starting pitcher, Logan Parker, was the winning pitcher (1-0). Through five innings pitched, he allowed one two runs on six hits, struck out six and walked two. In relief for the Comets were Blake Ignaciak, Jack Kelley, Ryan Armentrout and Austin Schroeder. Each pitched one inning, Iganciak and Armentrout allowed one hit apiece, while Kelley walked one batter and Ignaciak recorded one strikeout. 

The Comets move to 1-1 on the season and will face Glendale on Friday on the road. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. before coming home on Saturday for a 12 p.m. start against Fullerton.

Top Performers:

Liam Bailey: 2-3, 4 RBIs, 1 run

Ronnie Harris: 3-4, 2 RBIs, 1 run

Quincy Scott: 2-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs

Logan Parker: 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 6 strikeouts