Kienle drives in five runs to help Menlo College sweep series


Following a pair of sparkling pitching performances, the Menlo College baseball team turned to its offense to complete a three-game sweep of visiting William Jessup, beating the Warriors, 13-4, Sunday in a nonconference game played at Gunn High.

The Oaks (3-0) opened the season with a pair of one-run victories Saturday at Valley Christian in San Jose. Ashkon Kuhalua and Skylar Fuss combined to throw a one-hit shutout in the first game. Thomas Cox, Brian Ransom, Cruz Daddario and Mack Boone combined to toss a seven-hitter, allowing two earned runs in a 4-3 walk-off victory in the second game.

Menlo scored nine runs in the first three innings to make late-inning heroics irrelevant Sunday.

Reed Kienle had three hits, including a home run, and drove in five runs for the Oaks. Garrett Gemgnani also homered and drove in three. Lucas Erceg and Chris Berry each added a pair of hits and Gino Franco drove in a pair.

Menlo is scheduled to play a three-game series at Cal State Chico beginning with a single game Friday and a Saturday doubleheader.

Men's basketball

Ryan Wilson scored 27 points and Adam Griffin added 17 as Menlo College earned a 90-82 victory over host Master's College on Saturday in Golden State Athletic Conference action.

Rosendo AmayaWood added 11 points and Brad Sawin had 10 for the Oaks (8-13, 2-6 GSAC), who ended a seven-game losing skid.

Menlo hosts No. 7 Hope International on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and No. 10 Arizona Christian on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Women's basketball

Vanessa D'Amico scored 13 points and Menlo College gave host No. 15 Master's College all it could handle before falling, 68-61, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest on Saturday.

Brenna Turner added 12 points and Camille Harris had 10 for the Oaks (9-16, 2-6 GSAC), who lost their third straight and their second straight to a ranked opponent.

Menlo looks to rebound Thursday when it hosts Hope International at 5:30 p.m. The Oaks also host Arizona Christian on Saturday at 1 p.m.

— Menlo Athletics

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