Baseball Bombs Away in First to Win Slugfest over L.A. Harbor

Photo by Bill Hood
Photo by Bill Hood

El Camino College blasted four home runs in the first inning en route to a wild 16-9 South Coast Conference victory over L.A. Harbor Tuesday afternoon at O'Brien Field.

The Warriors (18-12, 7-5) erupted for nine runs in the opening frame thanks to four home runs in the inning. Diego Alarcon, Spencer Palmer, Cody Wissler and Jordan Folgers all went deep in the opening frame to help the Warriors open up a 9-0 lead before the Seahawks (14-15, 2-9) ever grabbed a bat.

Alarcon finished the day 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a team-high four RBI while Wissler went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Every Warriors starting position player recorded at least one hit on the day, led by Jerry Granillo's 4-for-5 day at the dish. He scored twice and also drove in three runs.

Kenneth Haus recorded the victory despite not having his best stuff. He allowed eight runs, five earned, on five hits and eight walks allowed. He struck out three on the way to his sixth win of the year without a defeat.

Max Pappas recorded the four-inning save as the reliever allowed just one earned run in his outing, scattering five hits and striking out two.

The Warriors and Seahawks will meet again Thursday afternoon at Warrior Field as ECC looks to clinch the series. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.