College of the Sequoias' baseball team rolled to its seven straight win to open the season, beating Mission 6-2 behind a combined 13-strikeout performance from pitchers Benjamin Pedersen (Tulare Union) and Jaylen Rodriguez (Redwood) on Feb. 6.
Pedersen struck out seven over four innings, allowing a two-run home run to Mark Fairweather among the four hits he surrendered.
Rodriguez (2-0) worked five scoreless innings while striking out six to earn the win.
Donte Valdez (Redwood) singled in Payton Allen (Golden West), then Cade Sakamoto (Highland-Bakersfield) and Valdez scored when Flavio Perez Jr.'s fly ball to left was played for an error as COS turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Andrew Valdez (El Diamante) singled in a run and Allen drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to help the Giants pull away.
The Giants are set to host Golden West at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 and will face Mission at home again at noon Feb. 8.