|San Diego Christian (9-11, 5-8 GSAC)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3||1|
|Menlo (20-7, 7-3 GSAC)||0||1||2||3||0||2||1||0||X||9||13||0|
|El Cajon, Calif. Grossmont|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Menlo|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Menlo|
|#6 MEAD, Bobby||Doubles||#9 RICHIE, D|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#24,#1)|
EL CAJON, Calif. – Menlo ace Ashkhon Kuhaula stifled SDC batters all day allowing just one hit and one walk with 12 strikeouts as the Hawks fell to the Oaks 9-1 in the first of a 3-game GSAC series.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 9-11 overall and 5-8 in GSAC play. The Oaks improve to 20-7 on the season and 7-3 in conference.
SDC Gio Ochoa was looking good in the first inning striking out two batters. But he gave up a run in the second, two in the third, and three in the fourth as Menlo chased him out of the game. He lasted 3.1 innings and allowed the six runs. He struck out four and walked five.
Justin DiStefano registered the first hit for the Hawks in the fifth inning as he led off with a single. The Hawks had nothing brewing as three consecutive fly outs ended the inning.
The lone run for SDC came in the last inning. Bobby Mead hit a 1-out double. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and later scored on another wild pitch.
Weather permitting, the Hawks and Oaks will play two on Saturday to complete the series. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.