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Late rally puts Pride over GV
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Daniel Fareria of Pitman lays down a bunt in a home game last week. Pitman went on to top Golden Valley 13-6 on Thursday. - photo by Journal file photo

Things are starting to shape up for Pitman baseball which had a rollercoaster of a year, especially after a bumpy beginning to league that nearly saw the Pride missing the preseason.

Although it wasn't the start of league that head coach John Acha or his team expected, the Pride now seem to be rolling and continued their win streak after topping Golden Valley on the road 13-6, in their penultimate game.

“We came out flat at first and Bradley [Enos] wasn't real sharp early on,” said Acha.

GV went up early on Enos after they scored five runs in the bottom of the second to take a quick lead.

Enos, who went on to pitch 5 1/3 innings, allowing just six hits and three earned runs on two walks and three strikeouts, managed to pitch three shutout innings after that and kept the Cougars bats at bay.

“He always competes though and settled in nicely,” said Acha of Enos.

Jack Wheeland finished it off for the Pride after the junior pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings, while walking and striking out one.

The bats came alive for Pitman in the fourth inning, capping of a seven-run inning that ended with an 8-5 lead at that point.

GV went through six different pitchers over seven innings.

Eight of the nine players got at least a hit for Pitman, which combined for 14 hits for the game.

Colton Evans, AJ Encalade, Matt Carrigg, Dylan Roberts, Omar Onate and Ben Lascano had two hits each and Evans and Carrigg had three RBI.

“We had some loud bats in clutch situations today and that was nice to see and obviously helped us,” said Acha of his offense.

Eight of nine hitters had at least one RBI and as a team the Pride walked six times.

Although the Pride committed four errors, they were still able to overcome their foes.

With the win, the Pride are now 9-5 in the CCC with one game left.

Pitman will take on Golden Valley on the road at 4 p.m. Tuesday.