The Shasta College baseball team split a home doubleheader Thursday with Feather River College, winning 14-13 in walk-off fashion in the opener before losing 12-7 in the nightcap. Knights coverage is presented by Shasta Orthopaedics and Redding Rancheria.
In Game 1, Shasta trailed 7-0 after the second inning but chipped away to get back in it. The Knights got a pair of four-run rallies in the third and sixth innings highlighted by Jaden Gorge’s RBI double, Andrew John’s two-run double and Keanu Mizuta RBI double.
When the game went to extra frames, Feather River struck first in the 11th with the international tiebreaker rule to start the inning with a runner on second. But Shasta matched it in the bottom half of the inning with Hayden Hill’s RBI double, scoring Jackson Nees. AJ Davies singled with the bases loaded, scoring Hill for the walk-off victory.
Shasta went through four pitchers with Gorge getting the victory in relief after striking out three batters and walking one while allowing two unearned runs on two hits in four innings. Gorge also went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles at the plate.
John went 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run, Hill was 3 for 6t with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs, Nicholas Newton had a double and scored twice.
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Feather River’s Dylan Cabral, a U-Prep grad, got the start on the mound and allowed five earned runs on seven hits in three innings for a no decision. Preston Brook was credited with the loss.
In the nightcap, Feather River got up early, scoring a run in each of the first five innings including back-to-back three-run frames in the second and third.
Mizuta doubled in a run in the third, Mason Wood drove in Gorge in the fourth and G Williams hit an RBI single in the seventh to highlight the Knights’ offense. Gorge, Hill, Williams, Gary Molina, Wood, Mario Hernandez and Payton Jeffries each scored a run.
Foster lasted two innings as the starter, walking five and allowing eight earned runs on five hits to take the loss. Brady Munson allowed three earned runs in two innings of relief with five walks and Joe Fox struck out two, walked none and gave up one run on two hits in three innings.
Shasta goes to Feather River Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at noon.
Feather River 10-6