Gavilan Roundup: Jan.3

Gavilan Rams

Gavilan coach Neal Andrade said he was confident pitcher Matt Oxner would keep his team in games this season. It looks like he was right.
Oxner went the distance for Gavilan Saturday, helping the team to its first win of the season. The Rams topped College of the Siskiyous 6-2 to improve to 1-3 on the year.
Oxner struck out seven and allowed just five hits and one earned run through nine innings of work. He also walked three.
The Rams took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back.
With the bases loaded Jake Conlan was walked, sending Adam Kocina across the plate. Javier Garcia reached on a fielder’s choice allowing Steven Martinez and Danny Gutierrez to score.
It was a similar story in the bottom of the second when Kocina reached on a fielder’s choice to score Andrew Bueno. A few at bats later Gutierrez hit an RBI single to score Eric Guill-Perez and give Gavilan a 5-1 lead. 
Guiterrez’s bat continued to stay hot, hitting a solo homer in bottom of the fourth for Gavilan’s final score. He led the team going 3 for 5 with two RBIs, two runs and a home run.
Conlan was 1 for 3 with an RBI, two walks and a stolen base. Garcia was 1 for 4 with an RBI, while Guill-Perez was 1 for 5 with a run and stolen base. Kocina was 0 for 5 with an RBI, a run scored and two errors. 
Gavilan lost both games of its doubleheader to College of the Siskiyous Friday, falling 8-5 in the first and 14-5 in the second. 
The Rams will hit the road to play at West Hills at 2 p.m. Thursday in Coalinga.
SOFTBALL
Rams victorious over Shasta, Reedley, fall to San Mateo
Paige Miguel is establishing herself as the Gavilan softball team ace.
Miguel improved to 2-0 after the Rams picked up a 7-3 win over Shasta College Saturday in Redding.
Miguel was aided in run support by Priscilla Orona who had two hits — including a double — a run and two RBIs. Angelica Carrillo also had two hits, a double and an RBI. Mari Rodrguez and Adrianna Ortega also hit doubles in the game. 
Gavilan (2-1) lost to top ranked San Mateo, 7-5, earlier Saturday. Victoria Lobato (0-1) was the losing pitcher, despite 12 hits and only one error from her team. The Rams outhit San Mateo 12-10.
Miguel had two singles, a run and RBI while Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI. Kayla Medrano and Orona each added two hits and a run.
Gavilan beat Reedley 10-7 on Thursday in its season opener. The team was delayed by the rain, but was able to play one of the two games scheduled.
Kari Ann Bittle hit had three hits in that game, including a three run homer. She had six RBIs.
Carrillo had a single and double, while Sam Parraz had two hits and a sacrifice bunt.
Miguel was the winning pitcher, going seven innings and giving up 12 hits, six earned runs and two walks while striking out two.
Gavilan will host West Hills for a doubleheader at noon Thursday for the team’s home opener.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Foothill bests Rams
The Gavilan women’s basketball team had just two players score more than six points on Friday night. The hosts Foothill, on the other hand, had six.
The Rams (2-17, 1-6) fell 63-37 in Los Altos Hill, dropping their third straight contest. 
Felicia Lee-Cardenas was the lone Ram in double digits, posting 12 points. She also had four rebounds, three assists and a steal. 
Kelsey Caudill led the defensive effort with eight rebounds in the game and added six points.
Gavilan will be back on the court to host Mission College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
MEN’S BASKETBALL
SJCC tops Gavilan
The Gavilan men’s basketball team dropped it’s 14th straight game, falling 90-62 at San Jose City College Saturday. 
Stats from this game were not yet available.
The Rams (1-17, 0-7) have just five games left this year. They will host West Valley at 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

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