Local briefs: Fresno Pacific baseball team takes 3 of 4 in series at Point Loma

Sunbirds win 3 of 4 against ranked foe

Leadoff hitter Baron Bower homered for the second straight day and cleanup hitter Preston Scott had four hits as the Fresno Pacific baseball team split a PacWest doubleheader with No. 25 Point Loma on Saturday.

Bower’s three-run homer in the fifth highlighted Fresno Pacific’s 6-1 win in the first game. The Sunbirds then allowed three runs in the first inning of the second game en route to a 5-4 loss.

Fresno Pacific (27-15, 15-13) took three of four from Point Loma (31-10, 17-7), which entered the series on a 17-game win streak.

Sunbirds starting pitcher Eian Raeber (3-4) recorded the game 1 win, limiting Point Loma to one run in 5 2/3 innings despite allowing six hits and issuing six walks.

Bower batted 1 for 3 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs in the first game. Teammate Steven Lozier also homered.

In the nightcap, Fresno Pacific’s Michael Tittle, Nick Pate and McKay France each had two hits. Travis Beck homered.

Rams baseball commits five errors in loss

The NorCal’s No. 2-ranked Fresno City College baseball team committed a season-high five errors and Reedley prevailed 9-6 in their Central Valley Conference game Saturday.

The Tigers (15-18, 12-9) scored six times in the first inning, tagging Rams starter Drayton Riekenberg (4-2) for four runs.

Reedley starter Kyle Dunnegan allowed 14 hits and six runs but picked up the win to improve to 5-4. Matty Nunes drove in two runs for the Tigers.

The Rams’ Daniel Gardner had a two-run double in the eighth inning.

Fresno City (26-6, 18-2) returns to John Euless Ballpark for the first time in three weeks today, hosting Taft at 2 p.m.

Sunbirds water polo loses season finale

Senior Kelsie Harvey piled up 15 saves on Senior Day but the Fresno Pacific women’s water polo team lost 10-9 to California Baptist at the Sunnyside Aquatic Center.

The Sunbirds (7-22 overall, 0-6) were in position for their first win in Golden Coast Conference play, having rallied for a 7-4 deficit at the intermission to a 8-8 tie through three quarters.

But Cal Baptist (18-13, 2-4) scored the first two goals of the final quarter before Fresno Pacific scored with 59 seconds remaining in the team’s final match of the season.

Memorial set for ex-Fresno City coach

A public memorial for former Fresno City wrestling and football coach Bill Musick will be held Friday, April 24 at the Fresno City College East Courtyard.

The memorial will begin at 5 p.m. Mr. Musick died April 15. He was 77.