Reynolds dominant as baseball team wins fourth in a row

Reynolds dominant as baseball team wins fourth in a row

For the second straight day, the Irvine Valley baseball team got a dominant performance on the mound.

Sophomore right-hander Austin Reynolds followed up Tyler Venturelli's seven shutout innings in a win over West LA on Thursday with a complete-game effort on Friday against Compton.

Reynolds went the distance, striking out 10 batters and giving up just a run on seven hits in IVC's 2-1 victory over Compton at home.

Compton scored its run in the top of the ninth and had the tying run on second base, but Reynolds struck out Ivan Navarro to end the game.

Reynolds traded zeros with Compton starting pitcher CJ Soto. Soto went seven innings and allowed gave up no runs on five hits and two walks.

Irvine Valley pushed two runs across in the bottom of the eighth inning against Compton reliever Michael Miranda.

Sophomore right fielder Cole Joy singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth. Freshman pinch hitter Nash Hathaway moved him to second base with a bunt.

And then freshman catcher Ryan Gaynor came up with the hit of the game.

He battled back from an 0-2 count to 2-2 and then singled up the middle to drive in Joy.

IVC scored another run on a Compton error.

Reynolds did the rest, shutting the door in the ninth inning.

At the plate, Joy went 2 for 4 and Gaynor, freshman left fielder Cain Allen, freshman center fielder Nick Jacobson and freshman second baseman Colin Conroy each had a hit for the Lasers.

The win was Irvine Valley's fourth in a row and improved the team's record to 5-3 overall.

Compton, who got two hits and one RBI from Adrian Poot and two hits from Julian Perez, saw its record fall to 3-4.

Irvine Valley plays again on Saturday at home at 2 pm. The game was scheduled to be at West LA, but moved to IVC because of field conditions.

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