|San Diego Christian (10-40)||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||7||0|
|Arizona Christian (12-30)||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||3||9||1|
|Phoenix, AZ Firestorm Field|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Arizona Christian|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Arizona Christian|
|#8 LEE, KC||Doubles||2 Players (#26,#3)|
PHOENIX – Four runs were scored in the first two innings but none was more important than the one scored in the bottom of the ninth as San Diego Christian fell to the Firestorm of Arizona Christian 3-2 Friday.
ACU's Tanner Stokey hit a walk-off RBI single with two outs to give the Firestorm the series-opening win. They improved to 12-30 overall and 12-28 in conference play. The Hawks fall to 10-40 on the season and 9-31 in the GSAC.
Starter Gio Ochoa (JR/Indio, CA) gave up two early runs but cruised the rest of the way lasting eight innings allowing seven hits and striking out six. Ochoa gave up a 2-run double in the bottom of the first as the Firestorm took an early 2-0 lead.
The Hawks answered right away and quickly erased the 2-run deficit, but it came courtesy of an ACU error.
Luke Bando (SR/Santee, CA) led off the inning with a single. Brock Asher (SR/Aiea, Hawaii) then singled to move Bando over to third base. While KC Lee (SR/La Quinta, CA) was batting, Asher stole second giving the Hawks runners at second and third. After Lee grounded out, Austin Yeoman (SO/Norwalk, CA) hit a fly ball to right field, which was booted by the Firestorm outfielder scoring both Bando and Asher to tie the game at 2-2.
Nothing was brewing for six innings, as both teams were held scoreless until the ninth-inning heroics for ACU.
Asher led the team with two hits.
These two teams are back on the field to finish up the regular season Saturday. First pitch is slated for 11 am PST.