SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—The San Diego Christian College baseball team's offense was stifled at the hands of The Master's College stellar pitching as the Mustangs defeated the Hawks 6-2 on Friday afternoon in the first game of the three-game series.
The win moves TMC to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the GSAC. SDCC is now 5-3 and 1-3 in conference play.
The Mustangs got on the board first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning off of SDCC starter Nick Greene. The Hawks cut the lead in half in the top of the third with an RBI double off the bat of Peter Hoyt, plating Chad Erickson who had led the inning off with a double.
TMC added three more runs to their advantage in the bottom of the fifth, chasing Greene from the game and giving the Mustangs a 5-1 lead heading in the sixth.
The Hawks cut into the lead in the sixth, when Alex Mann led the inning off with a single. After an out, Garrison McLagan singled to centerfield. After another out, Hoyt collected his second RBI of the game with a single to left field, driving in Mann. The Hawks were unable to get any more that inning, leaving two men on.
The Hawks offense was shut down for the rest of the game by TMC reliever Tommy Kister. Over three innings of work, Kister faced the minimum, allowing only one hit and striking out two while collecting the save.
Greene (1-1) threw 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out three. AJ Work earned the win to move to 3-0 on the early season.
Hoyt led SDCC with a 2-3 performance and knocked in both Hawk runs. Mann, Erickson, McLagan, and Christian Johnson had the other hits for SDCC.
The Hawks turned in another stellar defensive performance and have not committed an error in a conference game this season.
SDCC will continue the three game series tomorrow with a double header at Reese Field. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 11:00am.