Gavilan Roundup: Feb. 16


Gavilan baseball travelled up to Folsom and its sixth straight win Friday, before losing to the Falcons Saturday. 
The Rams beat Folsom Lake 6-1 on Friday and were bested 13-4 Saturday, putting them at 6-2 this season. 
In Game 1, Gavilan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, thanks to RBI singles from Erik Barron, Sean Allen and Edgar Arriola. 
Bryant Cid widened the lead with a two RBI-single in the top of the fourth, which scored Tony Amaral and Brennan Wilson. 
Tyler Slayday singled in the top of the seventh to score Barron for Gavilan’s final run. 
Cid led the Rams Friday, going 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Barron was 2 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk and a triple. Amaral was 1 for 3 with two runs and two walks. 
Gabe Katich picked up his first win on the bump, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings. 
On Saturday, the Rams took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Javier Garcia drove in Tony Amaral. 
The lead was short lived, however, as the Falcons posted five runs in the bottom of the second, thanks to three Gavilan errors, to lead 5-1. 
Gavilan answered with a run in the top of the third when Arriola singled and Barron reached home after he rounded the bases from first thanks to a Falcons’ error. 
The Falcons’ Mykhel Lee widened his teams’ lead to 7-2 with two-RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. They added another in the bottom of the fourth, scoring off a wild pitch. 
With two outs in the top of the fifth, Garcia and Arriola both reached on errors. Matt Peterson also reached on an error, allowing enough time for Garcia and Arriola to come home for Gavilan’s final two runs. It cut Folsom Lake’s lead to 8-4 at that point. 
The hosts added their final five runs in the bottom of the sixth. 
Amaral led the team, going 2 for 4 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base. 
Barron was 1 for 5 with a run, Garcia 1 for 4 with a run and Arriola 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI. 
Oxner dropped to 0-1 on the season, allowing eight runs—four earned—on five hits over four innings. He also walked two and struck out three. 
The two teams will square off once again at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gavilan.
Gavilan drops four at Stars & Stripes
Gavilan was handed four losses at the Stars & Stripes Tournament Friday and Saturday. 
The Rams lost 4-0 to West Hills and 14-6 to Siskiyous in six innings on Friday. They then fell 8-2 to Ohlone and 7-4 to College of the Sequoias Saturday. 
Gavilan led 2-0 over Sequoias before it answered with a five-spot in the bottom of the second inning. 
The Rams scored another in the top of the third, but Sequoias pushed in two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to lead 7-3. Gavilan got one more across in the top of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to lift it to a win. 
Mari Rodriguez led the Rams with three RBIs off two hits in four at bats. She also scored a run. Brittani Newman went 2 for 3 with two runs and a walk for Gavilan against Sequoias. Crissy Simpson was 1 for 2 with an RBI. 
Gavilan will host Santa Rosa Junior College in a doubleheader Tuesday. Game 1 is slated for 3 p.m., Game 2 for 5 p.m.
Rams fall to SJCC
Gavilan dropped its second straight, losing 87-66 at San Jose City College Friday. 
The Rams trailed by nine, 45-36, at halftime and the hosts widened their lead by outscoring Gavilan by 12 in the second half. 
Stats for this game weren’t available. 
Gavilan (3-19 overall, 2-8 in conference) will play its final road game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cabrillo. It closes out the season at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Monterey Peninsula College. 
Foothill bests Rams
Foothill gave Gavilan fits Friday, handing it a 73-33 loss on the road. 
The Rams were held to just 12 points in the second half while Foothill posted 33. 
Natalia Armstrong led the team with 13 points, including two 3-pointers. She also had three rebounds and a block. 
Felicia Lee-Cardenas added eight points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. 
The Rams (7-15 overall, 2-7 in conference) will close out the regular season against Monterey Peninsula College at 5 p.m. Friday at home. 
Find out when and where your favorite Rams teams are playing this week:
2.17Baseball vs. Folsom Lake, 2 p.m.; Softball, doubleheader, vs. Santa Rosa J.C., 3 and 5 p.m.
2.18Men’s basketball at Cabrillo*, 7 p.m.
2.19Baseball vs. College of San Mateo, 2 p.m.; Softball at Hartnell, 3 p.m.
2.20Softball vs. College of the Sequoias, 10 a.m.; Softball vs. Foothill, noon
2.21Baseball vs. San Francisco City, noon; Women’s basketball vs. Monterey Peninsula College*, season finale, 5 p.m.; Men’s basketball vs. Monterey Peninsula*, season finale, 7 p.m.
2.22Softball at Delta College, 10 a.m.; Softball at Feather River, noon
*Denotes conference contest

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