|Arizona Christian (8-11, 8-11 GSAC)||0||0||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||5||13||0|
|San Diego Christian (5-19, 4-15 GSAC)||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||9||2|
|El Cajon, CA Grossmont College|
|Arizona Christian||Pitching||San Diego Christian|
|Arizona Christian||Indv. Stats||San Diego Christian|
|#3 WAKAMATSU, J||Doubles||2 Players (#7,#5)|
EL CAJON, Calif. – A start after throwing the first-ever no-hitter for the Hawks last week against Biola, the Firestorm were able to get to SDC starter Gio Ochoa (JR/Indio, CA) Friday as Arizona Christian took Game 1 of the 3-game series 5-2.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 5-19 overall and 4-15 in GSAC play. The Firestorm improve to 8-11 for the season as well as conference.
SDC scored the first run in the ballgame with a RBI groundout by Stephan Haviar. He brought home Joseph Tellez (SR/Bronx, NY) from third for the 1-0 lead.
After scoreless second and third innings, the Firestorm took the lead for the first time in the game with three runs in the top of the fourth. ACU scored their three runs on three singles.
The Hawks got one back in the bottom of the inning with a Chris Davidson (SO/San Diego, CA) single through the left side plating Caeden Barnes (FR/Upland, CA) but was later retired as he tried to stretch his single into a double.
ACU added single runs in the fifth and seventh to complete the scoring. The Firestorm pounded out 13 hits en route to the win. The Hawks added nine hits with their two runs.
Ochoa lasted five innings giving up four runs, two earned, on 10 hits and striking out five. Codi Scanlon (SO/Portland, OR) gave up one run in three innings of relief allowing three hits while striking out six.
Luke Bando (SR/Santee, CA) led the team with three hits going 3-4. Tellez was next with two hits.
These two teams will play a double-header tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. at Grossmont College.