ORANGE, Calif. – The pitchers blended for a 3-strike shutout and the offense exploded as the third-ranked Chapman University baseball staff routed Dallas seventeen- on Monday. The Panthers (12-3) received their third match in a row.
Dallas failed to do itself any favors as 3 pitchers blended to concern 16 walks and Chapman took comprehensive advantage. With just the second strike of the match, sophomore Brad Shimabuku launched a grand slam to remaining middle for a five- guide. Classmate Drew Littwin followed with a walk, wheeled all over to third on a unsuccessful select off and scored on a handed ball. The Panthers constructed a 6- guide on two hits.
Chapman was not accomplished in the second inning as they reloaded the bases on a strike and two walks ahead of senior Kevin Gregerson sprinted dwelling on an additional handed ball for a seven- guide.
As Chapman constructed an early, sizeable guide, junior Nick Garcia shut down the Crusader offense. In excess of five innings, Dallas’ just one strike was a bloop in excess of Garcia’s head that was conquer out for an infield single. He struck out nine and walked just one as just two runners achieved scoring posture and neither innovative to third.
Junior Cody Turner permitted just just one strike in his two innings of get the job done – a double into the remaining area corner – but stranded the runner there. Freshmen Conner Niemann and Wyatt Thompson every tossed a scoreless inning to protect the shutout.
Chapman scored in every of the initial four innings, including a operate in third and two more in the fourth. Sophomore Miguel Cebedo’s single in the sixth brought dwelling two more operates in a 3-operate inning. Junior Mike Gorman’s solo homer to remaining led off a four-operate seventh that brought the Panthers’ operate full to a year-superior seventeen.
Shimabuku experienced his second consecutive 3-strike match, likely 3-for-4 with two operates scored and five RBIs. His grand slam was the third of the calendar year for the Panthers. Cebedo went 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs. Littwin scored four occasions for Chapman though drawing two walks and putting on two pitches.
The Panthers are again at Hart Park on Friday to consider on Rochester in a doubleheader commencing at 2 p.m.
By Steven Olveda
Sporting activities Data Director
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