by Kaivon Kealoha
On Friday, Taft College hosted the series rubber match against West Hills Coalinga. Robby Brewster took the loss conceding 4 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 6. Seth Sorensen kept the Cougars close getting his team out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the eighth and cruising through the ninth unscathed.
Taft had a fair amount of hits, but could only put up 4 runs.
Richard Ortiz led the way hammering 4 hits in 5 at bats. Ortiz had 3 singles and a 2-run home run.
Luke Lubiniecki, Brendan Halstrom, and Ricky Sottile each had 2 hits apiece. Lubiniecki and Halstrom also collected an RBI.
The Taft Cougars will look for conference redemption next week against Reedley who is currently in first place.