Mon., Apr. 18, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif.
-- After a fifteen game losing streak, the Hawks (6-30, 4-25 GSAC) broke the curse on Monday against The Master's College (24-21, 15-17 GSAC) winning game two of the double-header, 5-4. Game one lasted just over three hours, ending in a 13-8 TMC victory.
The Master's struck first, but SDC tied it up at 2 with two outs in the third, which was the trend in the early innings of both games. The hit that evened the score rocked directly off starting pitcher Tyler Bersano's (5 hits, 5 R, 2 SO) leg, but didn't seem to shake him much for the remainder of his five innings.
Still with two outs in the third, Trevor Bloom (3-8, 2 R, 2 RBI, .364, .529 slg) doubled in Mike Bando, who was nintey feet away and David Kaczor from first. Right after that, Victor Martinez singled in Bloom to give SDC a 5-2 lead with four innings yet to play. TMC would come back with two more runs in the fourth, but SDC finally was able to hang on for their GSAC home win.
Nick Bando, earns his first win of the 2011 season (1-2) giving up four runs and striking out two of the 26 batters he faced. TMC's worked seven hits, and 3 walks off of him in his five innings. Jeremy Blare was credited with the Hawks first save of the year.
Game one was quite the run battle through the first three innings, keeping the game close. The Master's got the upper hand in the end, having scored three runs in three separate innings to rack up 13 runs on 13 hits (2 HR, 4 2B) by games end. SDC did have eleven hits in the effort, one of their higher hit totals this season.
Charles Gillies (6-4) pocketed the win for the Mustangs, earning only three of the eight runs that came home in his six inning appearance. He struck out five and walked six. Joe Cuttone (0-2) took the loss for SDC in three and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on four hits.
Martinez and Kaczor were the steady bats for the Hawks with Martinez going 4-for-6 with a dobule and 2 RBI while Kaczor (.343) was 4-for-8 with 2 RBI and 3 runs.
SDC has a busy week ahead of them with two non-conference games at Point Loma Nazarene University (Apr. 19, 20), both at 3:00pm, one against Cal Poly Pomona (Apr. 21) and a make up double-header with Westmont College (Apr. 22) on Friday.