|San Diego Christian (6-4)||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||5||12||0|
|Cal State San Marcos (6-4)||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||10||0|
|San Marcos, Calif. CSUSM Baseball Field|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Cal State San Marcos|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Cal State San Marcos|
|3 Players||Doubles||3 Players|
|#22 DISTEFANO, Justin||Home Runs||#25 PEREZ|
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Justin DiStefano hit a 3-run homer to right field to give the Hawks the 5-2 deciding victory over Cal State San Marcos Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, SDC improves to 6-4 on the year, including wins in five of the last six games. The Cougars also sport a 6-4 record with the loss.
"Winning is extremely hard, period." Head Coach Landon Burt said. "It's always great to win a mid-week game heading into the weekened. These kids are a resilient bunch and never quit playing."
DiStefano started the game with an RBI single in the first.
The two runs the Cougars scored was a 2-run homer giving CSSM the 2-1 lead.
In the top of the seventh, the Hawks answered back as Stephen Haviar tallied an RBI single through the right side tying the game at 2-2. Next batter, Distefano, deposited the pitch over the fence capping all scoring in the game. He finished 2-for-4 with 4 RBI.
"His homer was much needed," Coach Burt said. "It provided a spark and an answer right away to the homer they hit in the previous inning. As long as we stick with the style of play we usually will have a chance at finishing on top. San Marcos is a very good team that has speed up and down their lineup. We were able to keep their key components off base which was vital."
The first four batters for SDC all tallied two hits.
SDC travels to Hope International for a 3-game GSAC set on Friday. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.