IMPERIAL — In a wild Pacific Coast Conference shootout, the Imperial Valley College baseball team used a three-run ninth inning to steal an 11-10 win from San Diego City College here Saturday.
Down 10-8 entering the ninth, Gabe Ortiz got the Arab rally going with a base hit, followed by a double from Corey Moreno. A double by Alfredo Vasquez scored Ortiz and Moreno, tying the game at 10-10.
With one out Jake Richter connected on a fielder's choice, scoring Vasquez for the win.
Said Arab skipper Dave Drury: "We had been struggling offensively lately and we were able to come through today. We lost to them 1-0 earlier in the week so we knew this game wouldn't be easy."
IVC was led by Moreno, who finished 4-for-5 (two doubles and a triple) with three runs and three RBIs. Vasquez added four RBIs and went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple.