ORANGE, Calif. – Junior Nick Garcia threw six dominant innings and the Chapman College baseball staff stayed undefeated with a 4-2 get more than La Verne. The No. 1-ranked Panthers (eight-) are off to their longest year-opening profitable streak given that 1999.
Garcia was dominant by way of six. He permitted just two hits and walked one particular though hanging out 5. He retired the fist 11 batters he confronted in advance of supplying up a double into the still left industry corner in the fourth. A lead off chopper down the third foundation line in the fifth was perfectly position for an infield strike but that was all the Leopards’ bats could muster.
The Panthers struck for 3 runs in the sixth to supports Garcia’s gem. Immediately after an infield one and a double from junior Henry Zeisler to start off the inning, junior Kyle Joye adopted with a sacrifice fly and senior Aaron Wong doubled in one more operate.
Sophomore Brad Shimabuku’s grounder up the center was knocked down as it attempted to escape the infield but Wong hustled close to third and scored as the diving infielder gathered the ball. Shimabuku also strike a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to make it a 4- lead.
The Leopards picked up a pair of runs in the seventh and threatened in the eighth but couldn’t push any across. Senior Mitchell Briggs arrived in to toss the ninth and struck out two to protected his very first help save of the year.
The sequence moves to La Verne on Saturday for a doubleheader. The Panthers return residence on Feb. 29 to host Cal Lutheran in a SCIAC sequence-concluding doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.
By Steven Olveda
Sports activities Information Director
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