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Rams Strike Out

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Herman Luna the pitcher for the Rams about to throw the first pitch against Reedley College on April 9, 2024.

The Fresno City College Rams played against their rivals Reedley College Tigers on April 9, 2024. The Rams played a four game series against the Tigers throughout the week. 

As the stands filled up on this hot sunny day the energy and anticipation began. Both teams were fired up with energy leading up to the first pitch. 

The Tigers led off the inning with a single but couldn’t get anything going early. 

Ram’s Logan Sumter led off the bottom of the first with a hot shot in between shortstop and third base. Sumter stole second on a passed ball in the dirt to get in scoring position. Korey Likens makes the pitcher work with two outs, he drives in a run with a line drive down the middle of the infield. 

In the top of the second the Tigers got two singles with one out but couldn’t score. 

The Rams leadoff the inning and Elijah Moultrie gets a leadoff walk. Blake King hits a deep ball into the outfield which puts runners at first and second but couldn’t do more after that. 

The Tigers couldn’t get any hits in the third. 

The Rams leadoff with a single but end up getting into a double play, the Tigers audience and players were fired up with energy. 

Garret Garfield gets a lead off hit for the Tigers in the top of the fourth inning. Mike Collins hits a soft line drive to shallow center field which moves the runner to third. With momentum shifting for the Tigers the next batter hits a hard line drive to third with an error for the Rams scoring one run with two outs. 

Next batter hits another hard line drive to shortstop, scoring another run. The bats kept rolling for the Tigers with another single scoring another run. Tigers lead 3-1. 

With two runners on first and second Mikey Ramirez comes up to bat hitting a deep ball to leftfield that goes over his head and he clears the bases with a triple Tigers lead 5-1.

A pitching change for the Rams on the top of the fifth inning. The Tigers got two walks at the start of the inning. The Tigers dugout is loud and you can tell it is affecting the pitcher. With another pitching change for the Rams Ryan Napier hopes to close out the side with two outs in the inning. He walks a batter and strikes out the next batter. Tigers lead 6-1. 

By the time the sixth inning rolled around it was clear that the Tigers were not going to let up advancing their lead 7-1 then 8-1. 

Coming into the bottom of the sixth the Rams looked to get some hits but couldn’t execute. Going into the seventh inning the Tigers are looking to close out the game.

The Rams got two strikeouts in the bottom of the seventh inning. Chase Pinheiro gets a two out walk but leaves him stranded on base. 

Headed into the top of the eighth the Tigers got three singles and the bases loaded for a second time. A ground ball gets through to Acosta at shortstop, scoring a runner. A sacrifice fly ball to deep center field another run scored Tigers lead 10-1.  

A ground ball hit to Sumter at second he doesn’t field it clean and causes an error the Tigers lead 11-1. New pitcher Jonah Fragus for the Rams gets another balk violation scoring another run 12-1. 

The Rams couldn’t get any runners on base in the bottom of the eighth inning. 

The Tigers still have some gas left in the tank. With two runners on in the ninth Jonathan Callison hits a line drive to the right fielder knocking in two more runs. Javen Rodriquez grounds out to the first baseman scoring one more run. 

In the bottom of the ninth the Tigers closed out the side to win game one of the four game series 15-1. 

The Fresno City Rams went on to win the next three games against the Reedley Tigers. The second game the Rams won 13-5, third game ended 12-2 Rams, and the last game they played the Rams won 18-14. 

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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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