Baseball game date: February 24, 2012.
Freshman right fielder Blake Walker laced a third inning, two-run double Friday, fueling a five-run rally in the Dons’ 7-1 win over East Los Angeles.
“I was just trying to be patient in the at bat,” Walker said. “I got a pitch I liked and took a hack at it. It was a fastball straight out of his hand. I saw it the whole way. Felt like I swung straight through the pitch.”
The Dons (9-2) won seven straight games in a span of about two weeks. The streak ended Tuesday on the road against Compton College.
Sophomore southpaw Bryan Clough improved to (3-1). Clough changed speeds, worked the corners and toyed with the Huskies’ batters for seven innings. The ‘Dogs’ squeaked out three hits, scraping its lone run on an assist by two Dons’ errors.
“My breaking stuff felt really good today,” Clough said. “My slider and my curve. I felt good with the mix, all four pitches were working well.”
Sophomore shortstop Andy Peterson broke the Huskies’ spirit with a hard line drive to center. East Los Angeles’ Andrew Gutierrez lost the ball in the sun, knelt in the grass and covered his head as the ball landed about 15 feet behind Gutierrez. Peterson scurried his way to third base.
“Knowing this field, anything hit to the right side or center is going to be deadly in the sun. I lucked out and got a triple,” Peterson said.
The Dons next play Saturday, as the team travels to Mt. San Antonio College.