Playing for the first time at home this season, Mountain Baseball delivered a victory over a very good Ridgecrest team, defeating Burroughs 6-5 last Tuesday afternoon.
Burroughs, who came into the contest with an undefeated record, opened up their first at bat with a 2-0 lead, only to have the tables turned in the bottom of the first inning with three runs scored by the Warriors.
Tehachapi padded the lead to 6-2 with two runs in the fourth inning and a run in the fifth inning and held off a Burroughs rally in the seventh inning to take the 6-5 win.
Reid Feeley was 2-2 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored to lead the offense, while Davin Domingo had a hit and two runs scored. Nathan Hedberg and Sagun Gainey also recorded hits, with Michael Llamas scoring two runs, Gainey a run and Waters a RBI.
On the field, Steven Nielsen led the team in putouts with seven, followed by Llamas with six. Waters got the win pitching with five strikeouts and no earned runs in six innings of work.
Later in the week, Tehachapi (4-6) had three losses to Lancaster (16-1), Quartz Hill (10-8) and Taft (6-2).
The game against Quartz Hill went to an extra inning with the score tied 7-7 after regulation, but the Rebels scored three runs at the bottom of the eighth to escape Tehachapi win the win.
Gainey, Hedberg, Domingo and Waters all had two hits in the game, with Gainey registering a triple and Waters a double. Nick Urso also had a triple, RBI and run scored and David Carter, Cody Timm, Justin Amparan, Panek, Gainey, Waters and Domingo each had a run scored.
Gainey pitched seven innings, recording five strikeouts, and Llamas led the team in putouts with 20 at first base.
Llamas had a home run, Nielsen a double and Waters a hit against Taft, while Gainey (2), Shane Panek, Hedberg and Domingo had hits against Lancaster.
The Warriors also participated in the Jack Burtner Tournament in Wasco this past weekend and will continue tournament play this Friday against Highland at 10 a.m.