Panthers turn in convincing win without head coach on hand

The Chaffey College baseball team turned in a near-flawless performance in a 3-0 nonconference win over Golden West.

The Panthers were minus head coach Jeff Harlow who was ejected from Tuesday’s game against the same team and was sitting out the mandatory one game. But the Panthers were on auto-pilot.

They didn’t get a ton of hits – they managed just five but they were timely ones. And with Matt Anderson on the mound they didn’t need many anyway. Anderson went six innings and gave up just one infield single and a walk while striking out six. He easily could have gone the distance but it was a nonconference game and other pitchers needed work.

Chris Truitt had three of Chaffey’s five hits. One of those was a run-scoring triple in the third. He scored after that on a sacrifice fly by Anderson.

Chaffey has a big series on Tuesday and Thursday against San Bernardino Valley. Chaffey is one game behind Rio Hondo. SBVC is third and fighting for an at-large berth so those should be well worth watching.