La Verne, Calif. – The Chapman College baseball staff split a doubleheader to start off a three-match series with La Verne on Saturday. La Verne took the initially match 12-1 just before Chapman evened up the series with a nine-six win. Seniors Mack Cheli and Henry Zeisler every hit property operates in the Panthers’ 2nd match win.
Match 1 – L, 12-1 (seven inns.)
The Leopards had waited practically 14 months to get back on the industry and ultimately made their 2021 debut on Saturday. La Verne arrived out swinging and didn’t allow up in the initially match on the way to clinching the run-rule victory.
La Verne place up four in the initially and four more in the 3rd just before incorporating a pair in the fifth and sixth.
Junio Drew Littwin hit an RBI-double in the 3rd for the Panthers only run. Cheli went 2-for-3 to account for half of the Panthers hits.
Match 2 – W, nine-six
The Chapman bats woke up in the 2nd match and Cheli shipped the initially blow. Just after Zeisler doubled and stole 3rd, Cheli went to the reverse industry for a two-run homer. Littwin additional a sacrifice fly in the 3rd just before senior Kyle Joye pitched in an RBI-solitary in the fourth.
La Verne plated a pair of operates in the base of the 3rd and two more in the fifth to tie the match. The Leopards manufactured their way all around the bases all match as all thirteen hits ended up singles.
La Verne’s Patrick Perez knocked in his 3rd RBI of the match in the sixth to give La Verne a 5-four direct. Chapman answered back in the seventh with a five-run inning.
Nick Kondo and Brad Shimabuku hit one-out singles to established the desk for Littwin, who shipped with a match-tying singles. Zeisler followed with a three-run to appropriate to regain the 8-5 direct for Chapman. A Cheli double and triple from Cooper Foard gave Chapman its ninth run.
Cheli finished the working day with five hits around the two video games even though Kondo additional in a three-hit match in the nightcap.
The Leopards experimented with to claw back with a run in the seventh but junior Ben Ziv didn’t permit anything at all more. He struck out back-to-back hitters to finish the eighth and retired five of the previous six batters of the match to finish Chapman’s quick two-match slide.
Ziv tossed four innings out of the bullpen, fanning three even though allowing a pair of operates on six hits, to get the win.
Chapman and La Verne fulfill on Sunday at Hart Park to end off the three-match SCIAC series.
By Steven Olveda
Sporting activities Information and facts Director
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