Rio Wins Again

For the sixth straight time this postseason, the Rio Hondo College baseball team found itself victorious. The Roadunners defeated Northern California top seed College of San Mateo, 18-6, in Friday night’s CCCAA State Tournament Final Four at Fresno City College.

With the win, SoCal No. 2 Rio Hondo (32-10) advances to face NoCal No.2 Ohlone College in the championship bracket semifinal on Saturday at 2 p.m.

A win in the semifinal would then send Rio Hondo into the title game on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Ohlone also looked impressive as it beat up SoCal No. 1 El Camino College, 12-0, behind a combined one-hitter.

As for Rio, the Roadrunners scored 10 runs in the fourth behind two three-run homers from Francisco Fuentes (Santa Fe) and Thomas Jenson.

Editor’s Note: There will be a full story in Saturday’s paper.

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