Enormous Inning Helps Odessa College Split With El Paso CC

Enormous Inning Helps Odessa College Split With El Paso CC

Odessa College settled for a split of its WJCAC baseball series Saturday against El Paso Community College, dropping the opener 12-10 before exploding for a 36-10 victory in the nightcap at American Legion Park.

The Wranglers (30-22 overall, 20-12 WJCAC) scored 27 runs in the third inning of the nightcap. Harry Fullerton and Mason McLenna each hit a grand slam, while Tresten Kennard and Mitch Holding also homered. Fullerton finished with eight RBIs, Kennard with seven and Holding and McClenna with five each.

In the third inning, Odessa College sent 33 batters to the plate, the first 28 of whom reached base. The Wranglers had 19 hits in the inning in addition to eight walks and two hit batters.

The outburst surpassed the 17-run inning Odessa College recorded in a 33-3 victory over the Eastern New Mexico junior varsity on Feb. 24.

In the opener, El Paso's Nicholas Carrillo hit two home runs and earned the save for the Tejanos (10-42, 6-26), while Adrian Gomez was 3 for 3 with four RBIs. Odessa College's Wade Raburn was 3 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs, while McLenna and Cal Pequeno homered.

Article and photo by OA