|San Diego Christian (3-2, 2-2 GSAC)||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||3||6||1|
|Westmont (5-2, 2-2 GSAC)||0||2||6||0||0||1||0||0||X||9||14||0|
|Santa Barbara, Calif Russ Carr Field|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Westmont|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Westmont|
|2 Players (#22,#4)||Doubles||2 Players (#5,#31)|
|None||Triples||#19 MATTHIAS, B.|
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Westmont scored eight runs in the first three innings and held on to defeat the Hawks 9-3 in Game 1 of the 3-game series Friday.
The reigning GSAC Pitcher of the Year, Russell Harmening, threw six complete innings allowing three runs, five hits while striking out three. He allowed just one hit for the first five innings before the Hawks broke through with three runs in the sixth.
Luke Bando (SR/Santee, CA) started off the inning with a single to right field. Austin Yeoman (SO/Norwalk, CA) then doubled to left giving the Hawks runners on third and second with no outs. Bando was the first recorded out as he tried to steal home for SDC's first run. A Brock Asher (SR/Aiea, Hawaii) walk gave way to Justin Distefano (JR/Bonita, CA) and his double down the left field line. Yeoman scored on the play giving the Hawks their first run. Joseph Tellez (SR/Bronx, NY) then was hit by a pitch to load the bases before Harmening issued a balk, scoring Asher from third.
Steven Haviar's sac fly scored Distefano to end the scoring for the Hawks cutting the deficit to 8-3. The Warriors added a run in the bottom of the sixth for the game's last run.
Six different Hawks had a hit in the game. Distefano and Haviar held the RBIs for SDC.
Starter, Gio Ochoa (JR/Indio, CA), lasted just 2.2 innings giving up nine hits and eight runs for his first loss of the year evening his record to 1-1.
The Hawks fall to 3-2 on the year and 2-2 in conference. Westmont improves to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in GSAC play.
These two teams will be back at it on Saturday for a double-header with the first pitch starting at 11 a.m.