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Dixon comeback attempt falls short in loss at Campolindo

Mar 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Regina Fish

MORAGA, CA (MPG) - The Dixon High School varsity baseball team’s rally came up just short Monday in a 9-8 loss at Campolindo High School in Moraga.

The Rams (2-1) entered the top of the sixth inning trailing the Cougars (1-0) by four runs. Dixon scored three runs via a double by Hayden Moore and a sacrifice fly by Nick Barr, although it wasn’t quite enough.

Both the Rams and Cougars had more runs than hits in this high-scoring affair. Dixon collected seven hits and Campolindo had five.

In the top of the second inning, the Rams got their offense started when sophomore Jack Kirchhoff drew a walk, scoring a run. Dixon scored five total runs in the inning to take a commanding lead.

The Cougars began chipping away at their deficit with one run in the bottom half of the inning and two more in the third.

Campolindo pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth inning. Senior outfielder Connor Fritch singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs, Karp drew a walk to score a run and an error scored two more for the Cougars.

Pitcher Colin Godfrey led things off on the mound for Campolindo. The senior fireballer allowed three hits and three runs over one inning, striking out one and walking none. Senior pitcher Zach Anderson recorded the final nine outs to earn the save for the Cougars.

Cade Jacobson started the game on the bump for Dixon. The senior righty lasted 3 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out three. Moore threw 2 2/3 innings of relief out of the bullpen.

Nolan Fish, Jett Harris, Cooper Dwyer, Danny Martinez, Moore, Jacobson and Barr each had one hit for the Rams.

Campolindo was sure handed in the field and did not commit a single error. Senior infielder Michael Coane had the most opportunities in the field for the Cougars with 14.