ORANGE, Calif. – Chapman returned house for a doubleheader versus fifteenth rated Cal Lutheran, immediately after dropping the first match of the three-match series on Friday. The Panthers dropped the first match of the working day, but they managed to keep away from the series sweep powering a phenomenal pitching efficiency from Cody Turner, and three RBIs from Kevin Gregersen.
Match one – L, eight-three
The Panthers wasted no time finding on the scoreboard, jumping out to a 2- lead in the first inning powering RBIs from Gregersen and Henry Zeisler.
Starting up pitcher Riley Glenn fought through trouble early, keeping the Kingsmen scoreless for the first 4 innings. But Cal Lutheran turned it all around in the fifth, putting up 4 operates. Tanner Wright drove in Cal Lutheran’s first run of the match, then Ryan Probst followed it up with a bases clearing triple which gave the Kingsmen their first lead of the match.
The Panthers were capable to response appropriate back, when Drew Littwin led off the bottom of the fifth with a single. Kevin Gregersen laid down a bunt to advance him, but an errant toss permitted Littwin to score all the way from first to slice the deficit to 4-three.
In the top of the sixth, Tanner Wright ongoing his successful match for the Kingsmen with a two RBI double to lengthen the Cal Lutheran lead to six-three. The Kingsmen included another two operates in the ninth inning.
Despite possibilities, the Panthers were unable to score around the last 4 innings, providing Cal Lutheran the victory in the match and the series.
Match 2 – W, six-three
The Panthers struck first again, this time on an RBI single from Joe Jimenez, which gave the Panthers a one- first inning lead. Gregersen expanded the lead to 2- in the 3rd with a double down the appropriate area line that scored Brad Shimabuku.
In the fourth inning, the Kingsmen place together a rally and scored two times to even the score at 2. It was quick lived, as in the bottom of the fifth, Gregersen ongoing his sizzling working day with an RBI single to place Chapman back on top three-2.
The Kingsmens’ Daniel Parr led off the top of the seventh with a triple, then was pushed in by Joseph Scalzo to tie the match at three. But again, it was Kevin Gregersen who broke the tie, this time with a triple down the appropriate area line to place the Panthers back in entrance for good.
In the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Wong belted a two RBI single to give the Panthers a three-run lead heading into the ninth.
Cody Turner pitched a gem for the Panthers, placing out 10 Kingsmen around 8 innings, in advance of turning the ball around to Wyatt Thompson to near out the victory and deliver Chapman back to .five hundred in SCIAC play.
This marks the start off of a very long homestand for the Panthers, who will play their next nine online games at Hart Park. Their next match will be March 4 at 2:thirty p.m. when they just take on Westcliffe in an exhibition match.
by Phil Wooden
Sports Details Assistant
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