|San Diego Christian (3-11, 2-9 GSAC)||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||7||1|
|Vanguard University (10-5, 7-3 GSAC)||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||X||4||6||2|
|Costa Mesa, Calif.|
|San Diego Christian||Pitching||Vanguard University|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Stats||Vanguard University|
|#25 HAVIAR, S.||Doubles||None|
|None||Triples||#3 KEATING, Paul|
By Drake Senter
COSTA MESA, Calif. - After scoring two runs in the first inning to jump out to a lead, the San Diego Christian Baseball team squandered the lead and was defeated by Vanguard 4-3 in a critical GSAC bout.
With the loss SDC falls to 3-11 overall, 2-9 in GSAC while Vanguard improves to 10-5 overall and 7-3 in GSAC.
Both teams came out strong and scored in the first inning. SDC's Joseph Tellez (SR/Bronx, NY) led off by reaching first base on an error. After being bunted over to second and stealing third, Tellez scored on an RBI double by Stephen Haviar (JR/San Diego, CA). Haviar himself advanced to third and eventually scored on a balk.
Vanguard's own leadoff hitter, Brandon Sandoval began the opposition by singling up the middle and stealing second. After being moved over to third base, Sandoval scored as Jose Rojas hit a ground ball to shortstop making the score 2-1 in favor of SDC.
After holding the Hawks in the top of the second, Vanguard took the lead in the bottom of the inning by scoring two more runs by two batters hit by pitch, one walk, a sac fly that scored two runs.
SDC tied it up in the fifth inning as Marios Mylonas (JR/Scottsdale, AZ) reached second on a throwing error. After Geordy Smith (JR/Highlands Ranch, CO) came in to pinch run for Mylonas, Tellez kept his bat hot by moving Smith over to third. The next batter, Justin DiStefano singled to right field scoring Smith. Updating the score 3-3.
Another silent inning passed and in the bottom of the seventh the Lions came alive to score the final run of the game as Paul Keating tripled down the line. The next batter Taylor McKnight singled to the left side to score Keating as the winning run.
SDC will square off against the Lions tomorrow for a double-header. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.