Kern Valley clobbers Ravens

Photo by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer:
Jacob Lightner, No. 14 of the jayvee Broncs baseball team, connects with the pitch in a recent home game.


By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

The junior varsity Broncs took control early and never looked back when they faced off with Cal City on April 25. Playing on the Ravens home field the Broncs scored four in the first to take the 4-0 lead. They would add three more in the second, two in the third and finish it off with five in the fifth.

In the top of the first, with one out, the next five batters reached base safely. Paul Sellers was hit by the pitch, Trever Hurley singled, and Jacob Lightner followed with a single of his own to load the bases. Adam Virto was walked to force home a run. Kenny Porter belted a double to knock in a pair of runs and Zach Goss singled home the fourth run.

In the fifth, Kern Valley sent 10 batters to face the Ravens pitching. The first five batters reached base safely again. Sellers led off the inning with a triple. Hurley doubled to drive him home. Lightner was walked, and Virto was hit by the pitch to load them up. Porter delivered a single to drive home two and Goss’ single plated another. Dylan Stansbury knocked in the fifth run with a single.

The final score favored Kern Valley 14-2.

Kern Valley hitting: Hurley 3 (2B), J.J. Forbes 2 (2-3B), Sellers 2 (3B, 2B), Stansbury 2 (HR), Porter 2 (2B), Ligthner 1, Goss 1.

RBIs: Porter 4, Hurley 2, Virto 2, Goss 2, Stansbury 2, Sellers 1.

No other information was made available.

On April 28, the Broncs traveled to Bishop. They would come with a 16-5 victory against their High Desert League rivals. One highlight to mention was Lucas Harris recorded an inside-the-park home run.