The Beavers bats were alive on Friday as they out-hit Feather River College 11-3 but tremendous defense on both sides kept the score low and the Golden Eagles were able to sneak out a 2-1 win. RHP Aiden Taylor (Rio Americano, pictured) threw 7 innings allowing just one unearned run but got a no-decision. Taylor had 3-up, 3-down innings in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th innings. He allowed two hits in the 2nd inning but worked out of a bases loaded, no out jam. Feather River got an unearned run off of him in the 7th as a pair of errors allowed Feather River to tie the score at one. The Beavers had taken the lead in the bottom of the 6th when sophomore 2B Addison Lueras (Ponderosa) singled to right with sophomore C Paul Von Zboray (Ponderosa) on 2nd. A perfect throw to the plate was going to get Von Zboray but a good, hard slide knocked the ball loose to put the Beavers on the board first. The score remained tied at 1-1 until the 9th when a leadoff error by freshman RHP Christian Lucero (River City) allowed the batter to reach. After a sacrifice bunt, a groundout and an intentional walk, Lucero induced a slow grounder to 2nd but Lueras misplayed it allowing the go-ahead run to score.
The Beavers finish the week with a road trip to Redding to face Shasta College for the second time this week at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.