|San Diego Christian (7-13)||3||0||5||5||1||3||0||0||X||17||16||2|
|Lakeside, CA Stars Field|
|Bethesda||Pitching||San Diego Christian|
|Bethesda||Indv. Stats||San Diego Christian|
|None||Doubles||#32 BARNES, Caeden|
|#22 MAXEY, Kevin||Triples||#2 SIDLEY, Joshua|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#21,#12)|
LAKESIDE, Calif. -- The Hawks baseball team is taking off a week from GSAC play and hosts a three game series with Bethesda University today and a double header on Saturday. In the first game it was both solid pitching and shared hitting that gave SDC (7-13) a victory in the Friday opener, 17-2.
SDC pitching started well as Mark Young (1-4) pitched the first 6 innings for his first win of the season. He scattered just 4 hits and gave up 2 runs, though one was unearned. Leo Soto and Michael Horton finished off the last three innings with shutout support. Bethesda falls to 13-8 on the year.
Opening walks to Steven Pico and Justin Hawkins started off the Hawks in the bottom of the first inning. Vahn Bozoian loaded the bases with a single to center, which was followed by a long Caeden Barnes double off the fence for 2 runs. Josh Sidley's RBI ground out gave SDC an early 3-0 lead.
Both the third and fourth innings brought single runs for the Flames, but 5 runs each inning for the Hawks. In the Bethesda third, a one out walk to Nathan Munoz and a single by Cesar Ramirez gave the runner at third needed for Daniel Arellano's sac fly to right field. In the fourth inning, an error, a wild pitch, and a ground ball generated another run.
The 5-run third inning for SDC started with a one out walk to Hawkins and a walk to Bozoian set the table for Barnes to drive in another run to give SDC a 4-1 lead. Josh Sidley loaded the bases with a single to right field. One out later, Tyler Wilson drove in Bozoian and Barnes, and Brooks Fages drove in Sidley and Wilson for an 8-1 Hawk advantage.
In the Hawks fourth, a walk to Pico was followed by a bloop single by Hawkins. Barnes drove in his fourth and fifth runs with a double, and was driven in (Gavyn Schmidt pitch running) on a triple by Sidley. The next batter, Bobby Schuman, blasted his first homer of the year to score Sidley and build a 13-2 lead.
Coach Schroeder brought in several substitutions at this time and a couple of them made the most of their opportunity. Brock Mosier lined a home run to right center in the fifth inning for a 14-2 Hawk lead. In the sixth, a two out double by Schuman ignited a rally. Tyler Wilson singled to put runners at the corners. Jordan Eads lined a double to center field to clear the bases for 2 RBIs. A Bobby Mead double to right center scored Eads and finish the scoring in the 17-2 game.
The Hawks will host the Bethesda Flames for a double header at Stars Field tomorrow at 11 a.m.