|San Diego Christian (6-5, 2-2 GSAC)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||5||4||2|
|Hope International (8-5-1, 3-1 GSAC)||3||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||X||8||9||0|
|Placentia, CA Valencia HS|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Hope International|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Hope International|
|#36 FAGES, Brooks||Doubles||#4 SCHERMERHORN|
|#35 VIZCAINO, Patrick||Home Runs||#7 CLARK, S.|
FULLERTON, Calif. – A 5-run ninth inning wasn't enough for the SDC baseball team to complete their comeback against Hope International Friday.
The Royals won Game 1 of the 3-game series 8-5.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 6-5 on the year and an even 2-2 in GSAC play. HIU improves to 8-5-1 and 3-1 in conference.
HIU jumped on SDC starter Gio Ochoa early with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the first. The Hawks' bats were silent for the first eight innings only salvaging two hits.
The Royals tallied a big seventh inning with five runs increasing their lead to 8-0.
But in the ninth, the Hawks put a scare into the Royals.
The Hawks were able to load the bases with the first three batters. Two hit by pitches and a walk loaded them for Justin DiStefano. But DiStefano was the first casualty in the inning striking out in four pitches.
Joshua Sidley then tallied an RBI fielder's choice for the first run, but giving the Hawks two outs in the inning. Brooks Fages then followed with an RBI double to center field scoring Carlos Ochoa. Patrick Vizcaino added to the pressure with a 3-run homer bringing their deficit down to 8-5. But the next batter for SDC was retired to seal the win for HIU.
These two teams are back at it tomorrow for a DH starting at 11 a.m.