Community College Baseball : Wilson’s Sacrifice Fly Lifts Cerritos Past Fullerton, 6-5


Craig Wilson hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift Cerritos College to a 6-5 victory over Fullerton Saturday in a South Coast League baseball game at Cerritos.

The victory moves first-place Cerritos (13-3, 21-4) a game ahead of Fullerton (12-4, 16-7-2) with 12 games left.

Fullerton took a 3-1 lead on a two-run double by Reggie Brown in the fifth inning, but the rally was stopped by a triple play.


Brown was on second and Jon Rice on third when Shawn Blankenship lined to left. Todd Guggiana caught the ball and threw to second to force Brown. Rice tagged up but hesitated before breaking for home and was thrown out.

Fullerton scored twice in the sixth, but Cerritos tied the score with four unearned runs in the seventh.

The rally started when second baseman Rice was unable to handle a ground ball with two out. Starter Mark Kiefer then walked the next two batters before being replaced by Brad Hopper. Hopper appeared to be out of the jam when he got Dave Lozano to pop up, but catcher Jerry Canada and third baseman Bart Stroozas both called for the ball and crossed paths, and the ball went off the glove of Stroozas as he dove in foul territory. Lozano then singled in two runs.