ORANGE, Calif. – The pitchers blended for a three-hit shutout and the offense exploded as the 3rd-ranked Chapman University baseball workforce routed Dallas 17- on Monday. The Panthers (twelve-3) gained their 3rd game in a row.
Dallas did not do alone any favors as three pitchers blended to situation sixteen walks and Chapman took whole benefit. With just the 2nd hit of the game, sophomore Brad Shimabuku introduced a grand slam to remaining heart for a 5- guide. Classmate Drew Littwin adopted with a walk, wheeled all-around to 3rd on a failed select off and scored on a passed ball. The Panthers built a six- guide on two hits.
Chapman was not done in the 2nd inning as they reloaded the bases on a hit and two walks before senior Kevin Gregerson sprinted residence on yet another passed ball for a seven- guide.
As Chapman built an early, sizeable guide, junior Nick Garcia shut down the Crusader offense. Over 5 innings, Dallas’ 1 hit was a bloop in excess of Garcia’s head that was defeat out for an infield solitary. He struck out nine and walked 1 as just two runners achieved scoring place and neither innovative to 3rd.
Junior Cody Turner authorized just 1 hit in his two innings of function – a double into the remaining field corner – but stranded the runner there. Freshmen Conner Niemann and Wyatt Thompson every single tossed a scoreless inning to protect the shutout.
Chapman scored in every single of the very first four innings, adding a operate in 3rd and two a lot more in the fourth. Sophomore Miguel Cebedo’s solitary in the sixth brought residence two a lot more operates in a three-operate inning. Junior Mike Gorman’s solo homer to remaining led off a four-operate seventh that brought the Panthers’ operate total to a period-large 17.
Shimabuku experienced his 2nd consecutive three-hit game, heading 3-for-four with two operates scored and 5 RBIs. His grand slam was the 3rd of the yr for the Panthers. Cebedo went 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Littwin scored four moments for Chapman when drawing two walks and donning two pitches.
The Panthers are back at Hart Park on Friday to consider on Rochester in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
By Steven Olveda
Sports activities Info Director
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