ROSAMOND — The Rosamond baseball team held off Desert Christian, 10-7, in a non-league game on Friday.
The Roadrunners (3-4) led 10-3 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but the Knights (4-3) didn’t quit, adding four runs in the final frame. It was the first time this season that Desert Christian has batted through the lineup in one inning.
“I was just really proud of them for showing heart when we got down,” DC coach O.J. Gibson said.
Rosamond’s Abraham Grimes went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and three RBIs in the game.
Sebastian Mercado went 3-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Roadrunners, while Tyler Gibson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs, Angels Castanon finished 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run and Richard Rivas was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.
Desert Christian’s Diego Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a walk and two key RBIs. The catcher also threw out a runner trying to steal second base.
The Knights play Vasquez in a non-league game at Rawley Duntley Park on Monday, while the Roadrunners begin High Desert League play against Frazier Mountain at home on Tuesday.
Windward 2, Paraclete 0
LOS ANGELES — The Paraclete baseball team lost its first Gold Coast League game on Friday, 2-0 at Windward High.
The Spirits (6-3, 3-1) were held to two hits and struck out 10 times against Windward pitching.
Travis Hansen and Nick Romanowski had the lone hits for Paraclete.
Paraclete starting pitcher Andrew Arciga gave up two runs on five hits and one walk in four innings, while Romanowski threw two shutout innings.
Wesley Burton threw 5.2 shutout innings for the Wildcats (4-2, 1-1), striking out nine and giving up two hits and three walks. Henry Hopper threw 1.1 shutout innings of relief.
Paraclete beat Windward 3-0 on Tuesday.
The Spirits will host Sierra Canyon in a league game on Wednesday.
Marymount California 8
LANCASTER — The University of Antelope Valley baseball team rallied for eight runs in the final two innings in a 9-8 walk-off victory over Marymount California on Friday at The Hangar.
UAV (11-11, 7-0) remained undefeated in California Pacific Conference play, despite trailing 8-1 entering the eighth inning.
The Pioneers scored three runs in the eighth inning and five in the ninth against the Mariners (8-7-1, 4-2).
UAV junior first baseman Allen Pacheco started the rally with a three-run home run in the eighth, his team-high fifth of the season.
UAV center fielder Cole Carder drove in the game winner with a sacrifice fly to drive in junior left fielder Kaleyl Anderson, who hit a two-run double earlier in the inning.
Anderson went 3-for-5 in the game with four RBIs and a run, Pacheco had three RBIs and a run and junior second baseman Kyle Lathrop had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.
UAV sophomore left-handed reliever Cameron Heinrich earned his fifth win of the season, throwing three shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.
UAV will play a doubleheader against Marymount California today, starting at 11 a.m. at The Hangar to finish the three-game conference series.