Kern Valley crushes Scorpions in HDL action 

By Ray Conner

The Broncs varsity baseball team kept rolling as they try and keep their second-place hopes in league.

Kern Valley playing at home dominated as they took the 10-0 win in five innings. They would score all the runs they needed in the bottom of the second. The Scorpions committed an error that allowed the first run of the game to score. Another run came around to score and it was 2-0 at the end of two innings.

In the fourth, the Broncs opened the game up as they tallied six runs. Kern Valley sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning. They only had two hits in the inning, but took advantage of six field errors by Desert. In the inning two Kern Valley players set milestones for their varsity career. Jordan Mead collected his 50th hit and 50th RBI for the Broncs. Carson Strange also got his milestone as he was credited with his 50th hit for the Broncs. Kern Valley would finish the scoring in the fifth as they plated two more runs and win the run-rule game. 

Wargo (6-4) on the bump, earned his sixth win of the year. He pitched all five innings allowing one hit. He walked four batters, but none reach passed third base. Wargo set down 11 Scorpions on strikes.

Kern Valley saw eight batters get one hit each for the game. Only one, a double went for extra-bases. Wargo had the double. He would also be credited with a pair of RBIs. Mead on his 50th hit plated two runs, including the 50th RBI. Strange duplicated that with his 50th hit as he knocked in two runs. Cameron Thomas, Blake Baughman, and Ethan Stockwell each had one hit and one RBI in the contest. Chris Lopez and Aiden Madden rounded out the hitting for Kern Valley with one apiece.

Three days later, the Broncs traveled to Frazier Mountain. This game was over early and had to be played out for five innings. A 10-run second inning propelled Kern Valley as they sent 14 batters to the plate. Nine hits and a walk pushed the Broncs scoring barrage in the inning. Seth Stockwell set a milestone in the inning as he drove in his 50th run in his varsity career. Kern Valley added seven in the fourth and scored four times in the fifth to complete the dominating 21-1 victory.

S. Stockwell (9-1) was the winning pitcher. He tossed four innings of work allowing one hit. He walked two and struck out 10 in giving up one run. Madden in relief pitched one inning allowing no hits. He struck out the three batters he faced.

With plenty of offense, the Broncs were led by Madden with three hits and three RBIs. Mead contributed a pair of hits, including a triple. He recorded four RBIs in the game. S. Stockwell had two hits, including a pair of doubles. He plated three runs. Wargo helped out with two hits, including a double and knocked in three runs. E. Stockwell had two hits and two RBIs, while Lopez delivered a pair of hits. Strange and Zane Carver recorded one RBI and one hits for the Broncs, while Thomas finished off the offense with one hit.

With only two games left in the regular season, the Broncs played Rosamond on Tuesday and are hoping a second-place showdown with Cal City is on tap for Friday. Both of these games are on the road.