Battle of Warriors
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The Warriors saw a shift of the winds as their six-game winning streak turned to a three-game losing streak. Fortunately, the Warriors were able to end the last game of the week with a victory.
The Warriors continue to play in their tight-packed schedule, first, a single game against Menlo followed by a three-game series against William Jessup.
On Thursday against Menlo, the game went to extra innings with the score tied at 2-2 after nine innings of play. Menlo scored single runs in the second and fifth inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Warriors found their footing in the top of the 7th inning. Michael Stefanic singled to get on base, Derek Rodigo doubled down the right field, putting Stefanic at third. Michael Pollex and Luke Coffey received RBI singles respectively, bringing Stefanic and Rodigo home in back to back hits to tie the game 2-2. Menlo was able to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, bringing the game to an end.
The Warriors then faced off against William Jessup in a three-game series. William Jessup was the ultimate victor, winning the first two games of the series with shutouts. The first game was a 2-0 victory for William Jessup in which they scored in the top of the second and ninth inning. In the second inning, Javier Garcia doubled to get on base, was advanced to third, and scored on Garrett Case’s RBI single. In the ninth inning, Garcia was walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and was brought home once again by a RBI single from Case.
The second game of the series saw all four runs scored in the third inning. William Jessup’s Sam Curtis started the onslaught by singling down center field to bring both Alex Nasukewicz and Zach Clement home. Rory Petersen reached home from second on an error at first base and Sam Curtis scored an unearned run on an infield single.
Westmont came away victorious in the final game of the series on Saturday, 9-1. Michael Stefanic started the scoring in the first inning by singling to get on base, stealing third and reached home on a passed ball. Neil Sterling homered in the fifth to put Westmont on its way to an eight-run victory. The win was awarded to Sean Coyne.
Westmont (23-15 overall, 9-11 GSAC) next plays at RV Hope International (22-11 overall, 13-8 GSAC) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.