The Turlock Christian High baseball team has turned around its four game losing streak to win four consecutive Central California Athletic Alliance contests with the latest of the victories coming as the team's biggest win of the season on Thursday after topping Sierra, 23-3.
“When we went for a slump and lost four straight, my guys stayed focused and I preached that we will get the hits and that's what happened,” said TC head coach Erik Martinez. “We got the hits and ran bases well and last two weeks they've been very disciplined.”
After the win, the Eagles are tied for third place with Millennium High at 4-4.
In the last four games, the Eagles scored 16 or more runs and outscored their opponents, 73-6.
In Thursday's game, Soren Jerner started the game for the Eagles but was pulled after two innings despite retiring all six batters he faced because the Eagles had soared to a 15-0 lead after the end of the second inning.
A 13-run second inning strike lifted the Eagles after Coleman Kirkendall sparked the offense with a two-run triple.
“Basically, we found holes and found gaps and openings and we could do no wrong. Nine runs consecutive without an out,” said Martinez.
The game ended after five innings with Drake Dutra tossing the final inning.
Coleman finished with four RBI, a triple and two doubles. Caleb Heppner finished with five stolen bases, two doubles and a single.
As a team the Eagles tallied over 11 stolen bases.
Turlock Christian will host VA Excel at 4 p.m. April 14.