Baseball: Aguilar, Rocha power Rio Hondo to win at Hancock

Baseball: Aguilar, Rocha power Rio Hondo to win at Hancock

Luis Aguilar went 4 for 6 with a home run and 4 RBI while Luca Rocha also drove in four runs to lead Rio Hondo College to a 13-9 non-conference win at Allan Hancock College in Santa Clarita on Saturday. The Roadrunners snapped a two-game slide and improved to 3-5 overall.

Rio Hondo jumped on Hancock pitcher Zach Torra early, scoring three runs in the top of the first to go ahead from the start. Aguilar drove in a pair with a double and came in to score on Marc Salcido's single.

Hancock tied it up with a three-run outburst in the bottom of the third, but the Roadrunners went ahead for good after rallying for five runs in the fourth.

Rio Hondo totaled a season-high 17 hits in the contest. Besides Aguilar's four-hit effort, Marco Rivas went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI while Aiden Gutierrez also collected three hits. Salcido launched a solo home run in the fifth and totaled 2 RBI.

R.J. Van picked up the win after allowing four earned runs and nine hits over five innings. Edmundo Fernandez closed out the game with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the save.

Rio Hondo returns to action on Thursday (Feb. 15) when the Roadrunners host Merced College in a 2 p.m. non-conference game.