ORANGE – On Senior Working day, senior Kyle Joye delivered two match-winning hits as the Chapman University baseball group finished a sequence sweep of Cal Lutheran. The Panthers took the initially match of the doubleheader two-1 right before walking off with a six-five win in match two.
With the two wins, Chapman clinched the top seed in future week’s SCIAC Event and will be the host site for the double elimination tournament.
Game 1 – W, two-1
A pitchers’ duel from commence to finish, senior Riley Glenn labored in and out of hassle for 6 innings but held the Kingsmen to one particular operate on three hits, hanging out 6 in the two-1 victory. On the other facet, Mason Snodgrass held the Panthers to just two operates, but a property operate from Joye in the seventh broke the 1-1 tie and offered the variation.
Junior Ben Ziv relieved Glenn in the seventh, permitting no operates on only two hits, hanging out 4 to pick up the win on the mound.
The scoring started off in the second inning when Joye started off a two-out rally with a strike by pitch. Senior Mike Gorman adopted with a no cost pass of his very own, drawing a walk. Graduate transfer Nick Kondo then came to the plate and poked a single down the right industry line, scoring Joye.
The Kingsmen tied the match in the fourth soon after Glenn walked in a operate. Joye’s solo shot was the only other operate in the match as the Panthers clinched the sequence and the top seed in future week’s SCIAC Event.
Game two – W, six-five
Soon after the senior day festivities a senior – who was also the hero in match one particular – walked it off for the Panthers in match two. Joye knocked in junior Cooper Foard from third soon after Foard doubled to guide off the inning, missing a match-winning property operate by inches.
Sophomore Grant Manning experienced the very best outing of his young profession. Soon after Cal Lutheran hung two operates on the board in the third, Manning retired the future ten batters in a row and thirteen of the future fourteen. From the fourth to the sixth innings he struck out eight batters in a row as the Panthers took the guide.
Cal Lutheran broke by means of for two operates, starting off off the scoring in the third. Chapman answered back again with one particular operate in the base 50 % on a Drew Littwin single. Two innings later on, the Panthers took the guide, four-two.
Joye led off with a double, Gorman walked, and Cole Minato’s bunt set up runners on second and third with one particular out. Brad Shimabuku singled to travel in Joye, then he and Gorman would inevitably rating on a wild pitch and Littwin floor out.
Cal Lutheran loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth and put up a three-operate inning of their very own to get back the guide, five-four. Soon after Shimabuku led off the base 50 % of the inning with a double, he was sacrificed about to second, took third on a wild pitch and scored when the toss down to third sailed into still left industry to tie the match at five-five.
Freshman Hank Tobias tossed a scoreless ninth right before Joye’s walkoff single in the base of the ninth.
The Panthers will host the SCIAC Event future weekend The double elimination tournament will feature the 4 SCIAC teams playing this period – Chapman, Cal Lutheran, Redlands and La Verne. Seeds are nonetheless to be decided.