Baseball opens postseason with walkoff win

ORANGE – A wild added-inning affair noticed the No. 1 seeded Chapman University baseball staff defeat fourth-seeded Redlands seven-6 in ten innings to open the SCIAC Postseason Match at Hart Park on Friday. Sophomore Connor Montgomery took the initially pitch he noticed into appropriate discipline to give the Panthers the victory.

Montgomery stepped to the plate with the bases loaded with two outs – after a Mike Gorman one and two intentional walks to Brad Shimabuku and Henry Zeisler – for his initially at bat of the video game as a pinch hitter. Montgomery ripped the initially pitch he noticed into appropriate discipline scoring Gorman to carry the Panthers to a comeack victory.

The victory, on the other hand, was an unlikely 1 with the Panthers down for most of the video game. Redlands jumped on top with a pair of runs after a a few-error fourth from Chapman. The Panthers andwered in the base 50 percent of the inning with a Drew Littwin wander adopted by a Zeisler bomb about the remaining centre discipline fence – a ball that started out out in centre and sliced across the outfield.

Redlands went back again on top in the seventh with a few runs on back again-to-back again triples from Jared Anderson and Jonah Advincula to make it five-2. Shimabuku singled in a pair of runs in the base 50 percent of the inning to make it five-4 but Redlands introduced dwelling another run in the eighth when Peyton Walsh legged out an infield one.

Yet again the Panthers experienced an respond to as Kyle Joye despatched a line travel up the center to score Kai Osaka. Soon after a wander to Gorman, the Panthers experienced the bases loaded with 1 out and down a run. Redlands’ Cal Bridges escaped the jam and kept the Bulldogs in entrance. Down to the remaining inning, Littwin worked a comprehensive depend and drew a leadoff wander. He stole 2nd and moved up to third when a pitch in the dirt bounced up the line. Senior Mack Cheli came by way of with a clutch one into remaining to tie the video game and deliver it into added innings.

Sophomore Wyatt Thompson took about in aid and retired 7 of the eight batters he confronted, restricting Redlands to just a one in the tenth. He struck out four of these eight batters. Senior Cody Turner took the get started on the mound an tossed seven.2 innings, allowing for 6 runs (four attained) on eleven hits with five strikeouts.

Chapman advances into tomorrow’s winner’s bracket video game versus 2nd-seeded Cal Lutheran at 2 p.m. The winner advances to the championship and the loser will immediately perform the winner of the early morning elimiation video game concerning La Verne and Redlands.