Baseball team wins two of three games in opening Bakersfield tourney   

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Irvine Valley's baseball team won its first two games of the 2012 season in the Bakersfield Tournament last weekend before losing to host Bakersfield in the finale.
IVC started with a 7-4 victory over Moorpark on Friday evening.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Mickey Dunleavy earned the victory, going 6 1/3 innings.
He gave up four hits and four runs (two earned) with five
Freshman right-hander Jesus Meza pitched one scoreless inning in relief and then freshman right-hander Jason Euler closed the game out with 1 2/3 innings on the mound.
Euler didn't allow a hit and struck out one.
Sophomore Sean Guite led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Freshman Ryan Wagner was 2 for 3 with one RBI and freshman Camden Huger and sophomore Bryce Hara each went 2 for 4.
The Lasers then beat LA Pierce, 6-3, on Saturday morning.
Irvine Valley scored four runs in the eighth inning for a comeback win.
Freshman right-hander Enzio Perez started on the mound and went a solid five innings. He gave up four hits and three walks and had seven strikeouts. 
Perez allowed three runs and they all came on a three-run home run in the third. Perez exited the game with LA Pierce leading 3-2.
Sophomore right-hander Bryan Castelli replaced Perez and went the rest of the way. He pitched four shutout innings and didn't give up a hit. Castelli struck out five batters.
On offense, Guite was 2 for 3 with a walk and two RBI, Wagner went 2 for 4 with one RBI. Freshman Sam Kim was 1 for 3 with two walks and one RBI.
Huger went 0 for 1, but had two walks and two sacrifices, including the game-tying sacrifice fly in the eighth. And Freshman Tyler Acevedo was 1 for 5.
But his one hit was a big one. He had the go-ahead RBI double in the eighth with two outs.
IVC ended the tournament with a 13-2 loss to Bakersfield on Saturday night.
The Lasers were not sharp on defense, making four errors and allowing six unearned runs.
The Lasers had 10 hits, but didn't score until the top of the ninth when they pushed two across.
Acevedo was 2 for 3 and freshman David Stone went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Lasers.
Sophomore pitcher Jordan Geiger suffered the loss.
Irvine Valley plays again on Thursday, traveling to Southwestern for a 2 p.m. game. IVC plays its first home game on Friday against LA Mission at 2 p.m.
Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  2/5/2012
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