The Sport Effect

Baseball defeats Poets in 2022 season opener

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University baseball crew defeated the Whittier Poets 10-1 in the 2022 year and house opener. Junior Wyatt Thompson secured the get for the Panthers and struck out 6 batters in five innings pitched making it possible for only a few hits and no runs.

The Panthers secured the momentum early when Nick Kondo singled in the base of the very first. Drew Littwin then sophisticated on hit by pitch followed by a Davis Mieliwocki double that scored both of those runners setting the Panthers up 2- early.

Two back again-to-again strikeouts and a groundout brought the Panthers to the plate once again for a Josh Phillips double and a Cole Minato one adopted by a Kondo homer that enhanced the Chapman lead to 5- heading into the third. The bottom of the third saw a further ball exit the industry with a Kai Osaka homer.

The Panthers struck yet again in the bottom of the fifth with a Connor Montgomery solitary adopted by a stolen foundation and improvement to 3rd on an error from the Poets shortstop. Philips then singled to centre industry sending in Montgomery for an additional run.

Whittier put on their own on the board in the seventh with a Dane Goodman RBI single scoring James Stirton. But was unable to deliver just about anything even further in the recreation.

The Panthers tacked on an additional operate when Osaka scored on a wild pitch from Schicker in the bottom of the seventh and place the icing on the cake with two much more operates in the bottom of the eighth. Littwin scored on a wild pitch followed by Cooper Foard achieving dwelling many thanks to a Mieliwocki groundout to 2nd.

In five at-bats, Kondo tallied two runs and 3 RBI on the evening alongside Littwin who also crossed the plate twice. Mieliwocki toatled a few RBI and seven putouts. Osaka contributed two operates in 4 at-bats.

Stirton was the single Poet to cross the plate all through the nine innings. Thompson faces 20 batters stricking out six in 71 pitches. J.P. Caire worked 1.1 innings out of the bullpen and served up three strikeouts in 6 batters confronted. AJ Anzai shut it out in the ninth enabling only a single strike. Zach Kennedy observed 4.2 innings of get the job done for the Poets allowing for the Panthers to tally 10 hits and 7 acquired operates, placing out 4.

Chapman hits the street for the initial time this period tomorrow to face the Leopards at La Verne at 1:00p.m. Chapman returns to Hart Park this Sunshine., Feb. 20 to facial area Whitworth in an 11:00 a.m. matchup.