Menlo College loses in first round of NAIA baseball tourney


British Columbia scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to snap a tie and hand the third-seeded Menlo College baseball team a 5-3 loss Friday in opening round action of the NAIA West Grouping Championships in Portland.

The Oaks (33-21) fall into the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will play Corban Saturday morning. Menlo will need to win twice Saturday and twice Sunday to force the if-necessary title contest on Monday.

No. 4 Corban dropped a 5-1 decision to fifth-seeded College of Idaho in the first game of the day.

Wes Hoskins gave the Oaks an early 2-0 lead with a double down the left field line. Alex Boucher singled and Chris Berry walked ahead of Hoskins.

The Thunderbirds eventually took a 3-2 edge in the bottom of the fifth but Menlo rallied to tie the game in the sixth on a two-out single from Alex Tenorio.

Menlo starter Thomas Cox worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk. He gave way to Skylar Fuss n(7-4), who finished the game, allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and a walk over 3 2/3 innings.

Hoskins and Boucher each had two hits for the Oaks, who split a four-game series with Corban during the regular season.

— Menlo Athletics

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