|San Diego Christian (17-12)||1||0||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||9||1|
|Costa Mesa, CA|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Vanguard|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Vanguard|
|None||Doubles||#17 HARRIS, Matt|
|None||Triples||#3 KEATING, Paul|
COSTA MESA, Calif. – In a rare non-conference game with a conference opponent, the SDC baseball team won its eighth game in a row defeating No. 15 Vanguard 6-4 on Tuesday.
With the win, the Hawks improved their record to 17-12. The Lions fell to 23-9-1 on the season.
SDC was able to jump on the Lions early scoring a run in the first inning. Stephan Haviar drew a bases-loaded walk scoring Ryan Alvarez for the 1-0 lead.
Vanguard quickly responded with two runs in the second. A scoreless third inning drew to a offensive explosion for the Hawks in inning four.
Alvarez delivered an infield single to short, plating Brooks Fages for the tie game. Justin DiStefano then singled center scoring David Vega as the Hawks retook the lead. An RBI single by Patrick Vizcaino, sac fly from Haviar and RBI single by Carlos Ochoa capped SDC's 6-run fourth.
Jeremiah Wiley kept the Lions bats quiet after the second inning. He finished with a 7-inning performance allowing four hits, two runs while striking out one earning his second on the year.
The Lions added two run in the eighth but Daniel Kopas shut the door in the ninth for the save, his second on the season.
DiStefano tallied three of the nine hits collected by the Hawks. Haviar led with two RBI.
SDC gets back into conference play as they host The Master's for a 3-game series starting on Friday at 3 p.m. at Grossmont College.