Laney tied for first in BVC with 5-1 recordGood pitching, timely offense, and stalwart defense are the positive aspects of the Laney College baseball time at this particular point of the schedule.
After a 5-1 home victory over Solano College on March 15, the Eagles are tied for first place in the Bay Valley Conference with a 5-1 record and are 11-7 overall.
Folsom Lake College is tied with the Eagles for first place with a 5-1 (10-8 overall) mark. Laney’s only BVC blemish is a 4-3 loss to Contra Costa College on March 10.
While the Eagles are off to a good start in the BVC, the real confidence-builder was a 7-0 nonconference home victory over Ohlone College on Feb. 26. The Renegades at that point were 9-1 and were ranked sixth in Northern California. Laney was 5-6.
But with Christian Marquez pitching eight innings of one-hit ball and Kaleo Johnson knocking in two runs, the Eagles defeated one of the better teams in Northern California
During an admittedly difficult non-conference schedule, Laney had come close to (but not beaten) some top-caliber teams. The victory over Ohlone changed that.
The Eagles started off the conference schedule with a 7-6 victory over Mendocino College on March 1 when T.J. Morris hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.