|Arizona Christian (22-19, 12-12 GSAC)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1||4||6||3|
|San Diego Christian (14-19, 9-16 GSAC)||2||0||7||1||1||0||1||0||X||12||18||0|
|Lakeside, CA Stars Field|
|Arizona Christian||Pitching||San Diego Christian|
|Arizona Christian||Indv. Stats||San Diego Christian|
|2 Players (#6,#10)||Doubles||4 Players|
|None||Triples||#3 HAWKINS, Justin|
|#25 HOWARD, Jake||Home Runs||#36 FAGES, Brooks|
After an eternal trip on the road, SDC's baseball team brought excitement to Stars Field in game one of the three game series with Arizona Christian. The Hawks opened the bottom of the first with a 4-hit rally. Justin Hawkins started it off with a triple blasted over the center fielder's head, scoring on a Bobbly Mead ground out. Singles by Vahn Bozoian and Steven Pico set the table for Josh Sidley's ground rule double over the fence in left center, scoring Bozoian for a 2-0 lead.
In the third, singles by Bozoian and Pico again set the table, but Sidley's single just loaded the bases. Brooks Fages lined a 2-run single to center; and Tyler Schindel followed with another RBI single to right. Brock Mosier drove in another Hawk with a single bringing the score to 7-0. The final two runs of the inning came when Hawkins hit his second triple of the game to right center scoring Mosier. Hawkins scored when the throw to third got away. The seven run inning gave SDC a strong 9-0 lead after three innings.
In the fourth, Fages added to the lead with a long bomb to right center field. In the fifth, a walk to Hawkins and a double by Bozoian increased the lead to 11-0. The offensive output ended in the bottom of the seventh with the combination of a Tyler Wilson single, a Zach Ambrose double, and a Bobby Meads RBI ground out.
Supported with early runs, Hawk starter Mark Young (4-5) used 11 strikeouts to hold the Firestorm scoreless through seven innings. They did rally for a Jake Howard 3-run homer in the eighth. Matt Meggars finished the last inning in relief as ACU scratched out another run to finish the game. The 12-4 win improves the Hawk record to 14-19 overall and 9-16 in the conference. Arizona Christian fall to 22-19 overall and 12-12 in the GSAC. The two teams meet again for a double header on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stars Field.