Chaffey baseball team wins a close one

The Chaffey baseball team defeated Cerro Coso 9-8 to improve to 18-10 overall and 15-1 in Foothill Conference play. The conference title should only be a formality as the Panthers are up by four games with eight game to go.

This game was closer than it should have been. The Panthers went up 8-2 and were in cruise control. Then the Coyotes scored six runs in the top of the ninth. Uh-oh! But the Panthers managed a run in the bottom of the inning with Matthew Krause hitting one in the gap with two outs to score a pinch runner from second.

The Panthers have been in front for so long and not really been pushed so maybe they needed a bit of kick in the butt.

The Panthers don’t have as much power as teams in the past. They have a lot more small but scrappy players as opposed to big sluggers. The most impressive player on the field, at least today, was third baseman Matthew Anderson who made a handful of really nice defensive plays.