Freshman 2B Dillen Farrell (Antelope, pictured) had the best day of his college career on Friday at Santa Rosa as he hit a two-run homer-the first of his career- and he had an RBI single driving in all three of the A.R.C. runs but the Beavers still fell to the Bear Cubs 4-3. Sophomore RHP Hayden Josephson (Granite Bay) threw a complete game in the loss, going 8 innings and throwing 98 pitches. He struck out 7 and allowed 7 hits. He only had three- 3 ball counts the whole game. In fact, he threw just 5 pitches in the first inning, 6 in the 4th, 9 in the 5th and 6 again in the 6th. The 2nd inning was trouble however, as he hit the first batter then walked the second. After a single drove in the first run of the game, followed by another RBI single, he settled down but did allow a two out single to put Santa Rosa up 3-0. A.R.C. closed the gap in the 4th inning after 1B Steven Langley (El Camino) drew a one out walk Dillen Farrell unloaded on a 3-1 pitch and cleared the left-field fence at spacious Cook-Sypher Field. Farrell tied the game in the 6th with a two-out, two strike single to score 3B Sonny Ledford (Rio Americano) who had singled and stole second. The lead was short lived however as Santa Rosa got a one-out double in the 7th inning, followed by wild pitch to move the runner to 3rd. A sacrifice fly to center put Santa Rosa ahead for good. The Beavers out-hit the Bear Cubs 11-7 but A.R.C. hit into a pair of double plays and struck out a season high 16 times on the day.
The two teams will finish their series on Saturday at Beaver Field at 1:00 p.m.