|The Master's (23-11, 12-7 GSAC)||5||0||0||5||0||0||3||0||0||13||13||0|
|San Diego Christian (17-13, 9-10 GSAC)||0||0||4||0||0||3||0||0||3||10||13||4|
|El Cajon, CA Grossmont College|
|The Master's||Pitching||San Diego Christian|
|The Master's||Indv. Stats||San Diego Christian|
|3 Players||Doubles||4 Players|
|None||Triples||#22 DISTEFANO, Justin|
|#7 COVELLO, Nick||Home Runs||2 Players (#35,#19)|
EL CAJON, Calif. – The scoring in the game against The Master's College came in bunches Friday afternoon.
The Hawks were on the other end of a 13-10 slugfest, ending their 8-game winning streak. With the loss, SDC falls to 17-13 overall and 9-10 in conference. The Mustangs improved to 23-11 and 12-7 respectively.
A grand-slam by The Master's Nick Covello capped a 5-run first, giving TMC a big 5-0 lead.
The Hawks were able to add four in the third. Justin DiStefano hit a 2 RBI triple to left field scoring Ryan Alvarez and David Vega. Patrick Vizcaino then doubled home DiStefano from third. Stephan Haviar laster hit an RBI single to right for the fourth run, cutting their deficit to just one.
The Master's waited no time answering back with another big inning, this time five runs in the top of the fourth, right after SDC looked to gain some momentum. The Hawks trailed 10-4 after four innings.
Trailing 10-5 in the sixth, Nicholas Quintero's inside-the-park homer gave SDC new life. Quintero hit a deep fly ball to right center. The center fielder ran into the fence allowing Quintero time to hustle all the way home, just beating the tag with a head-first slide. Quintero had to leave the game after the homerun as he was shaken up after the play.
But just like all game, the Mustangs countered SDC's rally with three runs in the seventh to retake a sizable 13-7 lead after seven innings.
The Hawks were not done, however. In the ninth, Vizcaino hit a towering 3-run homer to left field scoring Alvarez and Vega. But it was too little too late as the Mustangs held on for the win.
SDC starter Gio Ochoa lasted just four innings allowing 10 runs, six earned, with five hits and a strikeout.
Vizcaino led the team with 4 RBI and three hits.
These same teams will battle it out in a double-header on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Grossmont College.