|San Diego Christian (1-0)||0||1||0||5||1||0||0||2||0||9||10||1|
|Cal State San Marcos (1-1)||2||0||1||0||4||1||0||0||0||8||12||4|
|San Marcos, Calif. CSUSM Baseball Field|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Cal State San Marcos|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Cal State San Marcos|
|2 Players (#1,#25)||Doubles||3 Players|
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Ryan Alvarez, transfer from San Diego State, is already making an impression in the first game for the Hawks. He went 2-for-4 and 3 RBI as the Hawks defeated Cal State San Marcos 9-8 in the season opener for SDC.
The Cougars (1-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Caleb Rodusky for the 2-0 lead right off the get-go.
Stephen Haviar scored the first run of the season for the Hawks in the top of the second via a passed ball to cut their deficit in half. Cal State San Marcos added another run in the third before SDC erupted for five runs in the top of the fourth inning.
A Haviar walk and David Vega reached on an error to give SDC runners on second and third with no outs. Caeden Barnes tallied an RBI groundout and Sidley's single up the middle tied the score at 3-3. Alvarez scorched a double down the left field line to give the Hawks a 5-3 lead. Justin Distefano singled home Alvarez for the fifth run in the inning giving SDC a 6-3 lead heading into the fifth.
But Cal State San Marcos came back retaking the lead with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth, leading 8-7 before Alvarez's heroics in the eighth for the win.
SDC tallied 10 hits with their nine runs, committing one error. Four Hawks registered two hits.
The Hawks will hit the road against another NCAA Div. II team in Cal State Dominguez Hills over the weekend with the first game starting at 2 p.m. on Friday.