By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
An early six-run lead gave College of the Sequoias the edge Tuesday night as the Giants beat Bakersfield College 6-3 in baseball.
The loss halted a 4-game winning streak for the Renegades (12-19, 8-10 WSC) and put them in fifth place in Western State Conference standings.
J.J. Santa Cruz pitched two shutout innings before giving up six earned runs in the third inning, the most he's given up this season.
The Renegades bullpen came on in relief, led by Jared Solf, who recorded two strikeouts. Solf and the rest of the bullpen held the Giants (25-7, WSC 18-3) to a single hit in the remaining eight innings.
The Renegades' offense was kept quiet for most of the game, until they scored three runs in the eighth inning.
First baseman Zach Tanner was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Left fielder Cole Hallum also brought in a run for the Renegades on a triple in the eighth. He then scored on a Kaidan Meadows double.
North grad Alex Avila had a home run and a double in the first game while Frontier graduate Brianna Vasquez had a double in both ends of a doubleheader, and Bakersfield College's pitching held L.A. Valley in check to win 6-1 and 10-1.
BHS grad Amanda Bundy picked up the win in the first game for the Renegades (13-22), with Brooke Quiddam getting the win in the second.
BC is now 10-9 in Western State Conference play. It faces L.A. Mission at home on Thursday.
STOCKTON -- Ryan Wright and Seth Mejias-Brean each finished with three hits and a home run for the Blaze, and Bakersfield jumped on the Ports early in a 10-4 win.
The Blaze (10-2) is the first team in the California League to 10 wins. Chris Berset also had a homer for Bakersfield.
Centennial graduate Dusty Robinson was 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI for Stockton.