Noah Padilla and RJ Hartmann each drove in two runs, helping Fresno City College to a 12-5 victory over Cerro Coso in a Central Valley Conference baseball opener at John Euless Ballpark on Tuesday.
The NorCal’s third-ranked Rams (13-4, 1-0) scored three runs in the fourth inning and never looked back.
Kobe Portillo (3-0) came on in relief and tossed six scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win.
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Cerro Coso dropped to 9-7 and 0-1.
The teams will meet Friday and Saturday in Ridgecrest.
Around the CVC – Casey Wagnon had a two-run single in the fourth inning, lifting No. 5 Reedley to a 4-2 victory over West Hills-Coalinga. … Tucker Mendonca and Oscar Reyes finished with two RBI in College of the Sequoias’ 11-0 win over Taft. … Nate McGhee tossed a one-hit shutout in Merced’s 6-0 victory over Porterville.
CENTRAL VALLEY CONFERENCE BASEBALL