Sat., Apr. 28th, 2012 [Game One Box
] [Game Two Box
]El Cajon, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College baseball team concluded their season on Saturday, splitting with the Biola Eagles. The Hawks responded after dropping game one, 12-2, to finish the season with a 12-6 victory.
SDCC finishes the season 19-32 (11-21) while BU goes to 25-25 (18-14) after the split.
Although the season ended for the Hawks just short of the GSAC tournament, SDCC took a huge step forward for the program by improving on only eight wins last season.
Game one saw Biola hammer SDCC pitching en route to a 12-2 win. The Eagles pounded out 21 hits, including 17 hits off of SDCC starter Lucas Whitmore (4-5). Whitmore pitched out of several jams, and allowed only seven runs (six earned) in 7.0 innings. Whitmore also struck out four and walked one.
Game two saw the Hawks jump on top early and never trail. Sweeney started off the SDCC scoring by leading off with a single and then stealing second base. Dawson Jones brought Sweeney home with a single to give SDCC the 1-0 lead.
The Hawks added three more in the bottom of the third when a pair of errors led to three unearned runs. Cedric Bogan delivered the biggest blow of the inning with a two RBI single up the middle on a 2-2 pitch, while Robert Aguirre also walked with the bases loaded to drive in another run.
The Hawks added a run in the sixth, and put the game away with three in the seventh and four in the eighth.
In the seventh, Josh Fernandez advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on an errant throw. Martinez also drove in a run with a double and Garrison McLagan added run with a sacrifice fly.
In the eighth, SDCC used a two out rally to take a commanding lead. Gary Foster singled and Bogan then walked. Sweeney then singled to plate a run and Martinez hammered a 1-1 offering over the right field wall in his final at bat as a Hawk, to push the lead to 12-6.
Tyler Sanborn (1-0) earned the win in his first start of the season. Sanborn (pictured left) gave up three runs on eight hits, while striking out two in 7.0 innings of work.
The Hawks had 12 hits in game two, led by three hits each from Sweeney, Martinez, and McLagan. Foster added a pair of hits.
Martinez finished the game just a single shy of the cycle. Martinez scored three runs and drove in four RBIs.
Between games, SDCC honored eight seniors, including Victor Martinez, Robert Aguirre, Chris Pascual, Cedric Bogan, Adair Robles, Sean Sweeney, Calvin Seaberry, Luis Rivas, and Lucas Whitmore.