Rams Break It Open Late in Win Against Chabot


Sophomore pitcher Jiovanni Saavedra kicks into his delivery against Chabot College in the Rams’ game on Feb. 8, 2019. Photo by Ben Hensley

Story By: Conner Stevens, Reporter

Fresno City College Rams were able to jumpstart their offense in the seventh inning for the games’ only three runs, winning against Chabot College on Feb. 8 at Euless Park.

The team was able to finally get something going in the seventh inning of a pitchers’ duel as Sophomore Chet Allison led the team with a 1-out triple down the right field line. Adam Munoz would immediately follow that up with a single of his own to bring Allison around and put the Rams up 1-0.

FCC capitalized with two more singles in the inning and a hit-by-pitch to make it 3-0.

Jiovanni Saavedra would come in to shut the door out of the bullpen with four strikeouts in his two innings pitched to secure his second save on the season.

The Rams got a quality start out of their pitcher Kohl Simas who threw six strong innings, giving up only three hits, while working around four walks and striking out seven.

Darren Jansen would get the win on the day following Simas with a shutdown inning of his own in the sixth. Jansen gave up one hit and walk one while striking out one.

“Just a real good win,” Coach Ron Scott said after the game. “We played errorless ball, pitched really really well and had some clutch hits when we needed them.”

The Rams were able to get their fifth straight win after coming off a dominating 10-1 defeat of Folsom College two days prior.

“Our pitching has been really good,” Scott said about the Rams streak. He credited the hitting and the all around chemistry for the team’s current win streak.

The Rams will look to continue their strong start to the season against Folsom Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. before they hit the road for a two game road trip against Sacramento College Feb. 15 and 16.