Oaks sweep the Yotes in record-setting doubleheader


It was a phenomenal start to the final weekend of regular season play for Menlo College baseball on Friday, as they downed College of Idaho, 13-9 and 7-5, for a doubleheader sweep.

The Oaks (14-12, 33-18) are assured of at least a .500 record and a fourth-place finish in NAIA West conference play. The 33 wins are the most in Menlo history for regular season.

Brett Solano
Second game winner Brett Solano and catcher Daniel Comstock set individual records for the Oaks.

Solano recorded his 10th win of the season, first on the Menlo single-season list and 10th in career wins.

Comstock ripped his 15th home run of the season which ties him with Jimmy Bosco (2013) for first in single season home runs. He previously overtook Jimmy Goethals' career home run record (19) earlier this season, now boasting 25 career bombs.

In the first game, Menlo exploded for seven runs -- four earned -- on six hits, including a stretch of five consecutive batters reaching base.

The Yotes eventually tied the game at 9-all in the fifth but reliever Skylar Fuss (7-3) held them off the rest of the way. He pitched the final six innings, allowing just those four runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out four and walking one.

Menlo added a run in the sixth and three more in the eight to seal it.

Chris Berry led the way with three hits followed by Nick Quejado, Drake Richie and Matthieu McHenry, who had two hits apiece.

In the second game, Solano (10-2) threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking two.

Berry, Wes Hoskins, Alex Tenorio and McHenry each had two hits in the win.

The regular season finale is set for Saturday with a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. against the College of Idaho. Menlo's seniors will be honored between games in a special ceremony.

— Menlo Athletics


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