Bats Stay Hot as Baseball Falls on the Road

Bats Stay Hot as Baseball Falls on the Road

IVC Baseball moves to 1-5-1 in the early season after three close losses on the road. The high point for IVC's team in the beginning of the year has been the offense's production from a number of players. Freshman shortstop and lead off hitter, Roberto Gonzalez, has been leading IVC's offense- hitting .417 and reaching base at a .481 clip with five doubles. Freshman second baseman, Jonathan Aguirre, has also been swinging a hot bat with a .350 average through 20 at bats. Also contributing to the offense in a major way is freshman outfielder, Ryan Bonilla. Bonilla has posted a .476 OBP with only three strike outs in his 18 at bats. 

Pitchers have also shown promise for IVC early in the season. Freshman, Isaac Martinez, has been leading the way on the mound with with an impressive 2.45 ERA while striking out more than a batter each inning through his first eleven innings. Michael Soto, Nathan Holguin, and Max Morales have also made significant contributions to IVC's pitching staff early in the season. 

After a tough stretch of road games IVC looks forward to a four game home set. Tuesday, 2/15 vs Desert, Thursday, 2/15 vs Mt. San Jacinto, Saturday, 2/19 vs Victor Valley, and 2/22 vs Cerro Coso. IVC Baseball will wrap up out of conference action with a road game at Compton on February 24th before starting PCAC play on March 3rd.