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The Saddleback baseball team improved its record to 17-17 on the season after three wins against Central Valley schools in the Easter Classic at College of The Sequoias.
The Gauchos are riding a five game winning streak as they continue their late-season push and qualify for the postseason playoffs.
Last week, the Gauchos went into the Central Valley to battle through Reedley College, College of the Sequoias, and Bakersfield College, gathering a win with each game. The Gauchos played close games against Reedley and Sequoias, pulling out 5-4 and 4-2 victories, respectively.
Bakersfield was a different story, however, and the Gauchos were in dire straits, trailing 0-4 after the fourth inning. The fifth inning saw eleven Gaucho batters, with an impressive six runs scored. The Gauchos kept their game moving with single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
The game was put away in the ninth inning with five more runs by the Gauchos. The Gauchos finished their Central Valley tour with a 13-5 victory over Bakersfield.
The Gauchos will play their final regular season game against the Santa Ana College Dons this Thursday at Saddleback at 2 p.m.