IRVINE, Calif. – Making up their final rainout game of the year, the Hawks traveled to Concordia University Monday as they fell 14-5 to the No. 9 ranked Eagles.
With the win, the Eagles move just a 1/2 game back from the Hawks in the conference standings and improve to 27-9 overall and 14-7 in GSAC play. The Hawks fall into a tie with The Master's College in the GSAC standings with a 25-10 record overall and a 16-8 conference mark.
The Eagles raked in 20 hits for their 14 runs. They didn't wait long to start the fireworks as Concordia scored three runs off three hits in the top of the first.
They exploded in the top of the second inning for six runs and six hits for a quick 9-0 lead and chased SDC starter Calvin Chambers after just 1.2 innings. Chambers had his worst outing of the year allowing eight runs, five earned, for his first loss of the season.
SDC answered the scoring barrage by the Eagles with four runs in the bottom of the second. Richard Aguirre singled home Michael Stowers for the first run. Christian Johnson then grounded out to the shortstop for an RBI. Cade Gotta delivered a two-run single to end the scoring and cut the lead to 9-4.
Gotta then tripled in the seventh and later scored via a Chad Erickson groundout to end SDC scoring on the day. Gotta went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Stowers also collected two hits to lead the Hawks.
SDC travels to Cal State San Marcos on Friday for a game and then a double header on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.