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Hawks Drop Pair to #5 APU

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CC_GSACSat., Apr. 7th, 2012 [Game One Box Score]  [Game Two Box Score]  
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College baseball team was unable to overcome the #5 Azusa Pacific Cougars on Saturday afternoon, as APU swept a doubleheader on the SDCC campus. APU took game one 6-4 before shutting down the Hawks’ bats in game two and winning the night cap, 2-0.

SDCC falls to 17-24 overall and 9-13 in the GSAC. APU is now 30-9 overall and 19-3 in the GSAC.

The Hawks took an early lead in game one, when Tyler Bailey led the game off for SDCC and reached on an error. After Bailey stole second and moved to third on an out, Sean Sweeney (pictured left) plated Bailey on a groundout to push SDCC up 1-0.

After APU took a 3-1 lead in the top of the 4th, SDCC responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Victor Martinez doubled to lead the inning off and Sweeney singled to put runners on the corners. Jeff Lusardi then drove in Martinez with a sacrifice fly that was caught at the base of the right field wall, just missing a homerun. Chris Pasucal then singled to move Sweeney to second base. After an out, Jesus Castellanos singled to drive in Sweeney and tie the game at 3-3.

APU scratched across two runs in the sixth and one in the top of the ninth.

The Hawks responded with a run in the ninth, but were unable to tie the game with a pair of runners left in scoring position when the game ended.

Lucas Whitmore (4-4) suffered the loss for SDCC. Whitmore threw the complete game, allowing six runs on 13 hits.

SDCC was stifled in game two by APU’s Michael Finnigan. Finnigan threw the complete game, striking out 10 and limiting SDCC to only four hits. SDCC only had one runner reach third base all game when Alex Mann tripled in the 5th.

Garrison McLagan took the loss for SDCC. McLagan threw 5.0 innings, allowing only one earned run. Luis Rivas and Jeremy Blare threw in relief and kept the Cougars offense at bay.

The Hawks head to APU for a double header on Monday, April 9th. First pitch is set for 12:00pm.


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