By JOE NAGY
Last Friday, March 24, Varsity Baseball lost to CdM by a final score of 5-4. The game puts University’s record at 1-2, making them tied for third place in the Pacific Coast League.
A stellar performance came from the Trojan pitching ace, Jacob Collins (Sr.). He was able to only give up one earned run throughout six innings of great pitching. Unfortunately, the defense behind him could not get the job done allowing errors to give the Sea Kings five runs instead of just one.
CdM wasted no time, and jumped on the board early with timely hits making the score 2-0 with the Sea Kings on top.
The first run from the Trojans came in the fourth inning, when timely hitting and great play calling allowed the boys in blue to make a comeback. With one out in the inning, shortstop Andie Masotto (Jr.) laid down a sacrifice bunt to score pinch runner Tristan Lucas (Jr.), making the score 3-2 in favor of the Trojans.
Boys Baseball would go on to give up three more runs on account of errors in the outfield and bad throws. CdM was able to keep the score at 5-3 till the last inning.
In a last ditch effort, the Trojans scored again on a base hit by catcher and Captain Kahi Rodrigues (Jr.) who would score Masotto. The offensive rally would come up short with two outs to go. The Sea Kings would go on to get the outs and their third win of the season.
When asked what he thought about the game, Masotto said, “Although we had some errors, there is a lot to take away from that game and focus on Northwood next week.”
Varsity Baseball will play Northwood on Tuesday March 28th away, and Irvine at home on Thursday March 30th. Irvine is still looking for their first win, and the Trojans hope to have another victory.