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Reedley College's Deagan Risnes took a cut at a pitch during the Tigers' 8-2 loss to Golden West College on Feb. 1. Reedley picked up its first victory of the season later that day, defeating Mission College, 7-5.

After starting the 2019 season with five straight losses, the Reedley College Tiger baseball team broke into the win column Feb. 1 with a 7-5 victory over the Mission College Saints in Reedley.

The 1-5 Tigers are on the road for the next five games. The road trip was scheduled to start with a Feb. 5 (weather permitting) against DeAnza College in Cupertino. Reedley gets the weekend off after a Thursday, Feb. 7 contest at Ohlone College in Fremont before going to Sacramento City College on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The week started for the Tigers with a tough 9-6 loss to Bakersfield College Jan. 31 in Reedley. The hosts built an early 5-2 lead before the Renegades scored six times in the seventh to take control.

Deagan Risnes (Lake Arrowhead) slugged triples in his first two at-bats and later added a double while Nick Martinez (Madera) hit a solo home run in the second.

The Tigers got in two games on Feb. 1 before a Feb. 2 matchup with Napa Valley was postponed due to rain. In the opener, Golden West hit three home runs in an 8-2 win over the Tigers. Trailing 6-0 in the seventh, Reedley scored twice on a two-run double off the bat of Henry Degnan (El Cerrito).

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