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Dixon allows 7 unanswered runs in loss to Laguna Creek

Mar 15, 2022 12:00AM ● By Story and photos by Regina Fish

Members of the Dixon High School varsity baseball team stand and salute the United States flag during the national anthem before playing Laguna Creek on Monday, March 14 at Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento.

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WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Dixon High School varsity baseball team lost under the lights Monday evening at Sutter Health Park to Laguna Creek 8-7 after allowing seven unanswered runs.

The Rams (5-4) lost despite out-hitting Laguna Creek 11-7 and have now dropped three games in a row.

Dixon entered the sixth inning with a 7-5 lead. After allowing two runs in the bottom half of the inning, the game was tied at seven with Laguna Creek senior Jayce Nieves up to bat. The Cardinals (2-3) took the lead for good on an RBI groundout by Nieves.

Laguna Creek opened the scoring in the first inning as senior Matthew Walkup drove in one run with a triple.

The Rams took their first lead of the game with four runs in the top of the third inning. Seniors Nick Barr, Danny Martinez and junior Jaden Mulitsch-Reynolds each moved runners across the plate in the inning with an RBI. Dixon would add on three more runs in the top of the fifth inning.

The Cardinals quickly responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. The big inning for Laguna Creek came thanks to a walk by Walkup, a sacrifice fly from junior Asa Dutra and an error by the Rams on a ball put in play by Nieves.

Dutra secured the victory on the mound for the Cardinals. The junior pitcher went three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits while striking out five. Martinez took the loss for Dixon. The senior righthander allowed one hit and one run over 2/3 of an inning, striking out one and walking one.

Walkup started the game for Laguna Creek. The senior hurler surrendered seven runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out seven. Cade Jacobson started the game for the Rams. The senior righty lasted three innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out six.

Senior Nolan Fish, junior Jett Harris, Barr and Jacobson each had multiple hits for Dixon. Barr went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Rams in hits. Senior Makaio Liu led the Cardinals in hits with two in three at bats.