By John M. Sherrard
(Walnut, CA) The Mt. SAC Baseball team fell a run short, 7-6, to South Coast Conference rival Cerritos College Tuesday afternoon at Mazmanian Field.
The Mounties (7-11, 0-3) twice staged comebacks in the game, but fell a run short and dropped their fourth game in a row.
Leading the way for the Mounties was freshman center fielder Quinn Cotter (2 for 2), with a run-scoring triple, two RBIs and a stolen base, while freshman third baseman Conner Shepherd (1-3, 2 walks) scored a pair of runs.
Cerritos took a 3-0 lead in the second inning but the Mounties answered with a pair in the bottom of the inning.
After Shepherd scored to take a 1-0 lead, Cotter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing in sophomore catcher Andrew Garcia (1-3, RBI, SB) to trail, 3-2.
Two innings later, the Falcons put up another trio of runs for the 6-2 advantage.
Again, the Mounties mounted a comeback with another two runs.
In the fifth inning, Shepherd scored his second run when Garcia grounded out to short, putting the Mounties within a run, 6-5.
However, after each team exchanged a run over the next two innings, the Mounties still would fall a run short, 7-6.
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