Owls Fall Behind Early In Loss To East L.A.

Timothy Carter goes to work on the mound for Citrus.
Timothy Carter goes to work on the mound for Citrus.

Citrus Baseball hosted East Los Angeles College today in a non-conference matchup at Citrus Field. The Owls struggled from the mound early as the visiting Huskies went on a hitting spree that put them up 6-0 after 2 innings. 

Citrus would answer with a couple of solo homers by first baseman Alexis Paz and catcher Teppei Fukuda, but the Owls struggled to catch up to the Huskies and would trail by at least 5 for the rest of the game.

Reserve pitcher Timothy Carter relieved starter Hayden Petrovick (0-1)and finished out the game, pitching 7.2 innings. Thomas Chavez kept his 3 game hitting streak alive with a single, an RBI and a stolen base; and second baseman Shota Usuda scored the third and final run for the Owls and chipped in a single. 

Citrus moves to 2-1 on the season and returns to the diamond tomorrow at 2:00 PM at Citrus Field against Long Beach.