(Walnut, CA) Behind big innings in the third, fifth and sixth, Cerritos (3-12, 2-3) came from behind twice to capture a 13-11 South Coast Conference win over host Mt. SAC (9-11, 3-2) on Saturday.
Trailing 3-0 through two, Cerritos posted four runs in the third inning only to see the Mounties recapture the lead, 5-4, with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Falcons responded with five in the fifth and four in the sixth to take a commanding 13-6 lead. Mt. SAC tallied five unanswered runs down the stretch—including a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth—but still came up short.
Dylan Zavala was a driving force behind the Mounties' offense, going 4-for-5 with six RBIs, two triples, a homerun, and a stolen base. Jacob Dominguez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while teammate Micahel Rosales went 1-for-2, had two RBIs, scored a run, and stole a base for Mt. SAC.
Matt Garcia (1-1) got the loss for the Mounties, allowing five runs in 1.1 innings of relief for starter Christian Longoria (2.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 K). Dylan Needham pitched three strong innings of relief, holding the Falcons scoreless with four strikeouts.
Mt. SAC and Cerritos will face off again on Tuesday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Norwalk.
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