The Bakersfield College Baseball team (3-2) beat Hartnell College (2-3) at Gerry Collis Field Friday in a game that was supposed to take place in Visalia, but was rescheduled at 8am this morning because of rain.
The 4-2 win came amidst light sprinkles and dramatic clouds, and even a double-rainbow. But the best color was provided by catcher Kyle Wilma.
"Kyle handled the pitching staff well behind the plate, and he came up with the game winning RBI when he singled in Brock Hallum in the seventh inning," Coach Tim Painton said.
Starting pitcher Hudson Hartley (0-1) gave up two unearned runs and scattered six hits over four innnings while striking out one as BC continued to have struggles in the field.
"We were sloppy in the field, and if Cain Roberts hadn't stepped in and pitched four lights-out innings, we probably wouldn't have had the same outcome," Painton said.
BC was charged with three errors in the game, and Painton said it comes down to adjustments.
"Well, we didn't handle last weekend very well, and there are long days in a tournament like that. So today, they get to the ballpark planning on getting on the bus and rolling out. Now, the rain caused some shakeups, and they (Hartnell) asked about playing at our place, and we said yes. So the routine was interrupted...but at 8am this morning. We had time to adjust. And we didn't do a very good job at that today," Painton said.