Oaks lose a shutout and then lose game to Thunderbirds


The Menlo College baseball team dropped a 6-5 decision to visiting No. 24 British Columbia in a nonconference game Friday.

The Oaks (9-5) host Oregon Tech at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Thunderbirds rallied for their fifth straight win, scoring six runs on eight hits over the final two innings.

Menlo starter Thomas Cox threw seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits, walking two and striking out three. He lowered his ERA to 2.93 with the effort.

Skylar Fuss, who entered the game with a 0.00 ERA over 18 innings, allowed his first three runs of the season.

The Thunderbirds drew within 4-3 before C.J. Romero came on to get the final out of the eighth inning with the bases loaded.

The Oaks took a 2-0 lead in the second. Riley Drongesen and Garrett Gemgnani drove in the runs.

Nick Quejado added an RBI double in the fifth and Wes Hopkins doubled home a run in the seventh. Alex Boucher singled home a run in the eighth to make it 5-3.

British Columbia scored three unearned runs in the ninth to pull ahead.

Hoskins had three hits, while Boucher, Quejado and Ryan Coonan each added a pair of hits.


Menlo College dropped a nonconference doubleheader to visiting Corban, 12-3 and 10-2, on Friday.

The Oaks (0-4) host Corban again in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.

Kimberly Wilburn drove in two runs and Brianna Brothers collected a pair of hits in the opener.

Brooke Shigmatsu, who had two hits, and Nicole Larson each homered to produce runs for Menlo in the second game.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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