|Bethesda University (7-18)||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||3||8||1|
|San Diego Christian (17-7)||0||0||3||0||0||1||0||0||X||4||8||2|
|El Cajon, Calif. SDC Field|
|Bethesda University||Pitching||San Diego Christian|
|Bethesda University||Indv. Stats||San Diego Christian|
|2 Players (#27,#33)||Doubles||None|
|#13 SOTO, Justin||Triples||None|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#24,#18)|
EL CAJON, Calif. – Two home runs and strong pitching from the Hawks were the deciding factor in the 4-3 win against Bethesda Tuesday.
Calvin Chambers earned his fourth win on the season improving his spotless record to 4-0. Chambers went 7.2 innings allowing eight hits, three runs, two earned, while striking out three. Joey Aquino came in for relief to record his first save of the season after pitching 1.1 innings and striking out three without allowing a hit.
With the win, the Hawks end their 3-game losing streak and improve to 17-7 on the season.
Bethesda was first to get on the board in the top of the third. A funny hop in right field made the ball pass Peter Hoyt to the right field fence. Justin Soto slid into third with a triple that scored Bobby Moreno for the 1-0 lead in favor of the Flames.
Jeff Lusardi answered with a deep 3-run homer to right field to take a 3-1 lead. Lusardi was swinging on the first pitch and launched what was his fifth homer of the season.
Peter Hoyt flexed his muscle in the bottom of the sixth as he hit a home run to right center field, his first of the season, to give the Hawks a 4-1 lead.
Bethesda scored two in the eighth but Aquino shut the door to secure the win.
Each team finished with eight hits. Lusardi and Luke Bando each had two for SDC.
The Hawks are back on the field with a 3-game weekend series against GSAC foe Biola University (8-17, 4-10). First game is Friday at 2 p.m. followed by two games on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.