Baseball rides early runs to series opening win

ORANGE, Calif. – 4 early runs held up as the No. 12 Chapman College baseball crew defeated No. seventeen Cal Lutheran four-3 to open up the SCIAC sequence on Friday. The Panthers (3-, one- SCIAC) put together for scoreless innings out of the bullpen to get the earn.

Chapman scored two in the next and two much more in the 3rd to create a four- qualified prospects around CLU starter Alex Rivas. In the next, Chapman strike three consecutive singles to get on the board. Sophomore Kai Osaka knock an RBI-solitary into still left to score junior Cooper Foard. Soon after an error loaded the bases, junior Brad Shimabuku skied a sacrifice fly to deep heart for the two- guide.

Sophomore starter Wyatt Thompson worked all around a pair of singles and a walk to leave the bases loaded in the top rated of the 3rd and the Panthers rewarded him with two much more runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning. Freshman Connor Montgomery singled in the first operate and Foard scored just a few pitches later on a double steal with Montgomery.

Thompson worked out of one more bases loaded jam in the fourth without letting a operate but couldn’t perform his way out of a jam in the fifth. With two on and 1 out, a grounder to brief scored the first operate as Daniel Parr defeat out the double enjoy attempt. One more operate scored on an infield solitary and a 3rd came on Joseph Scalzo’s double to appropriate.

Ziv relieved Thompson and received an inning-ending floor ball to leave two much more runners on base for Cal Lutheran. Ziv went on to retire the first 10 batters he faced to get Chapman into the ninth with a four-3 guide. He struck out two together the way but allow go of again-to-again singles to open up the ninth. Senior Cody Turner took around and quickly recorded the first out at next with a floor ball.

With runners on the corners and 1, Turner fielded a chopper again to the mound. The runner at 3rd experienced damaged for house but Turner chased him down as the probable tying operate danced down the line for the next out. A strike out finished the video game for Turner’s first preserve of the yr.

Senior Henry Zeisler went two-for-four whilst Foard and Montgomery also recorded two hits. The three Panther pitchers put together for 9 strikeouts. When the Kingsmen place 11 hits on the board, only two went for extras bases. Chapman’s only additional base strike came when Zeisler hustled into next just after dropping a line push into the still left heart gap.

Chapman and Cal Lutheran end off the sequence tomorrow in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.


By Steven Olveda
Sports Info Director

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