Article, 2011 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Baseball
State champs rebound against Canada
By Jeff Weisinger.
Monday, April 18, 2011—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice Sports.
Fremont and Hayward, Calif. -- After losing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Thursday, April 12 and 14, the Ohlone baseball team stopped the losing trend against Canada College in Saturday’s, April 16, big 5-1 win over the Coast Conference Pacific leading Colts.
The Renegades were blanked in a tight 2-0 loss against the College of San Mateo on Tuesday in a 2010 State Championship rematch and followed that loss with a 5-3 loss at Cabrillo on Thursday.
However on Saturday, the Renegades received much help from the complete game gem pitched by sophomore ace Matt Fontaine. The righty pitched all nine innings, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out eight batters and walking one.
Ohlone came back from an early 1-0 deficit in the third inning when catcher Joel Thys, who got on base after being hit by a pitch with one out, scored on a wild pitch by Colts starter Darrius McClelland to tie the game at 1-1. Ohlone’s offense complimented their ace’s performance in the fifth inning where Ohlone rocked McClelland for four runs on four hits, highlighted by Christian Weeber’s two-run homer with two outs in the inning.
Fontaine continued his solid outing, and backed up his lineup by allowing just two hits in the four innings after Ohlone’s four-run, fifth-inning rally.
As big as the win is for the Renegades, the question surrounding Ohlone may be the possibility of them missing the playoffs just one year after winning it all. Riding a 16-14 overall record (11-8 in conference), the defending state champs are two games behind Canada in the CCP with Cabrillo a game behind the Colts and Skyline one and a half games behind them.
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