Before last week, Imperial Valley College baseball player Jake Richter had been in a bit of a slump at the plate.
Richter started putting in extra work before and after practices in the batting cage. The result was a four-hit, eight-RBI performance in two games against San Diego City college last week.
His bigger game was April 3 as a two-run walk-off home run powered the Arabs to an 8-6 Pacific Coast Conference victory over San Diego City. He finished 2-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs.
He followed on Thursday with two hits and three RBIs in IVC's 6-3 win over City.
"I started the season pretty good, but then I went into about an eight-game slump," said the 19-year-old freshman from Southwest High in El Centro. "But then I started putting in time in the cage and it just paid off."