SHINGLE SPRINGS — After a win against Delta River League rival Sheldon Tuesday, the Ponderosa baseball team faced the Huskies again Thursday at home. Behind a solid outing from Andrew Lee and Dom Campodonico in relief, and timely offense, the Bruins improved to 4-5 in the league standings, 8-12 overall, with a 9-2 victory.
Both Lee, who started for the Bruins on the mound, and his Sheldon counterpart, Jake Lorigan, quickly got through the first inning unscathed before the offenses broke out in the second.
The Huskies scored the first run in the top of the second on Ken Ganzler’s RBI single, answered by Ponderosa in the bottom half as Reed Omohundro crushed a double into the left-center gap, and Campodonico knocked him in with a hard base hit right back up the middle.
Ponderosa took the lead in the third inning after Tyler Evanoff led off with a single, went to second on an error, moved to third on Kyle Carey’s sacrifice bunt and scored on a balk. After both teams chipped away in the fourth with the Bruins still in front 5-2, Ponderosa put together a big rally in the sixth to pretty much put the game away.
The Bruins loaded the bases with just one out, Jerrod Bravo walked in a run and Omohundro followed with a bases-clearing double to deep left center. Ponderosa picked up four runs in the inning to make it 9-2, and with their backs against the wall in the sixth and seventh, the Huskies couldn’t break through with any runs.
Evanoff was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Omohundro doubled twice and drove in three runs, Bravo singled and walked for two RBIs, Hunter Gallant tripled, Nick Petra singled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Campodonico’s base hit scored a run. Ebenezer Arreola’s double and Ganzler’s single accounted for Sheldon’s two runs.
Lee and Campodonico combined to strike out seven over six innings.
Ponderosa is on the road Saturday for a game with Oak Ridge starting at 11 a.m.