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Bulldogs Open Season with Win over COS

Bulldogs Open Season with Win over COS

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Allan Hancock College baseball program opened the 2022 campaign with a 4-1 victory over the College of the Sequoias on Thursday evening. | BOX SCORE

Dylan Howell put the Bulldogs (1-0) on the board with a single that plated two runners in the bottom of the fourth frame, but the Giants (0-1) responded with one run in the sixth to cut the deficit. Hancock stretched the lead once more after plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth courtesy of a double by Jacob Ortega and a fielder's choice for Howell that each scored one. Isaac Baez sealed the victory with a three-up, three-down showing in the final frame by way of a ground out and two strikeouts against the COS batters.

Matthew Gonzales collected the win on the bump after allowing just one earned run and punching out six batters through six innings of work. Baez was credited with the save after striking out four batters and allowing one hit through the final three frames. 

Howell led the way at the plate after registering three RBIs and one hit. Jacob Steels and Trenton Pallas closed the contest with two hits apiece while Joey Freitas, Evan Steinberger, Vander Hodges, and Ortega each added one. Steel and Freitas also recorded stolen bases. 

The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to action on Friday, January 28th, for day two of the three-day series against COS. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 PM at John Osborne Field. Tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking here.