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Rams Baseball Team Dominated Their First Game

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Photo by: Julian Padilla
Devon Daniels the pitcher for the Rams in motion to deliver the pitch against the Cosumnes River College Chiefs with two runners on base in the top of the first inning on Feb. 2, 2024.

The Fresno City College Rams dominate against the Cosumnes River College Chiefs. The Rams played the Chiefs in a two-game series and took the first home game of the season with a score of 10-2 on Feb. 2.

The Rams ended their season just short after losing in the NorCal Super Regional playoffs with a 34-12 record last season with good numbers all through the board.

This year they are starting their season off with several new players and also a new head coach Mitch Karraker.

Coach Karraker is a native of Clovis and a Fresno City College alumnus according to Fresno City College.

Karraker has prior coaching experience at Baylor and the University of Oregon.

As players began to warm up that cracking sound of the baseball hitting the sweet spot of the bat just echoed across the stadium.

Friends, family, and teammates came out to support the Rams, and there was a packed stadium here for the first game of the season.

The Rams were electrified to kick the season off as groundskeepers chalked up the foul lines and the umpire swept off home plate.

Tonight’s game was wet and cold outside which can only add more pressure to these players.

The Rams throw the first pitch and the Chiefs get two hits aboard but couldn’t execute.

The lead-off hit in the bottom of the 2nd inning, and the Rams laid off pitches making the opposing pitcher work. Runners on first and second looked to start a rally.

A line drive to deep left center from Blake King brought in two runs Rams led 2-0. Logan Sumter hit a rocket in between shortstop and third base and tallied another run to the board 3-0 at the end of the second inning.

The Chiefs battled back with a chance, runners on first and second with two outs. A deep line drive in the gap between center and right field led to a collision with a spectacular diving catch from center fielder Evan Wallace. Teammates checked on him and he continued in the game.

The Chiefs bench was loud in the beginning of the game but got quiet as the Rams took the lead.

The Rams got another rally going with runners on first and second with two outs which led to a Chiefs pitching change in the bottom of the third inning.

Starting Rams pitcher Devon Daniel continued to dominate to strike out the side.

The Rams found a way to get on base almost every inning, with Mark Baca knocking in two more runs with a forceful hit to second as the second baseman missed the ball on a diving catch.

Jacob V. from the Rams hit a perfect contact on the ball and got a homerun as the stadium erupted cheering loudly but the umpire called a foul ball.

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Julian Padilla is 23 years old. He comes from a small town from Fowler, he graduated high school in the year 2018. Julian’s major is Journalism, an AA-transfer to a CSU. He wants to pursue this field and would like to focus more on sports because my dream job is to become a sports analyst since he is a big sports fanatic and knows so much about sports. Julian enjoys spending time with his loved ones whenever he has extra time or when he’s not working or doing homework. After this spring semester is over Julian will be graduating with his associates degree in Journalism. One of his favorite hobbies right now is that he likes to go fishing whenever he can, it definitely is a patience game but it is well worth waiting when you do catch fish. Julian also enjoys going to the gym whenever he has time and isn't tired. Julian also has hobbies within photography and making videos. He works well in premiere pro and editing is really fun when it comes to editing pictures or videos. Julian has taken many different courses over the past semesters that involve editing, photography, social media advertising and some journalism classes. He likes watching sports and he hopes to be working within sports or the media when it comes to journalism. He is an individual that likes making connections with other important individuals. After taking both of these journalist courses A & B it has really taught myself to be more talkative or using different approaches when talking to someone.

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