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Menlo College baseball moves within a game of GSAC leader

Reed Kienle and Jordan Getzelman each drove in a pair of runs in support of Jason Alexander's five-hitter and the ninth-ranked Menlo College baseball team downed visiting visiting Biola, 9-0, in a Golden State Athltiec Conference game Wednesday.

Joe Gillete added a pair for the Oaks (28-12, 14-7), who ended a season-worst three-game losing streak.

Alexander (7-1) walked on and struck out seven in his first complete game of the season. He retired 16 of the final 19 hitters he faced.

Menlo scored singles runs in the first and third on a Julian Jarrad single and Dalton Maxwell sacrifice fly, and then began pulling away.

Kienle and Nick Quejado drove in runs in the fourth and Getzelman connected on a two-run shot in the fifth, followed by another Kienle RBI hit. Gillette and Nick Rich drove in runs in the eighth.

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Menlo hosts Biola in a GSAC doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Alexander lowered his ERA to 2.03, third in the conference, and has recorded 68 strikeouts, against nine walks, in 71 innings.

Jarrad, who has hit safely in eight of his past nine games, entered play ranked fifth in the conference with a .367 batting average.

Getzelman upped his league-leading totals to 23 homers, 53 runs driven in and an .865 slugging average. He's homered in seven of his past 13 games and leads the NAIA in home runs.

Menlo, which has nine league games remaining, ranks sixth in the nation with its .970 fielding average.

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Menlo is a game behind Vanguard in the GSAC standings. The Lions (16-7) have seven conference games remaining: a pair of three-games series against The Master's and at Biola and a single game with William Jessup.

The Oaks finish with two games against Biola, a three-set with William Jessup and four games at Westmont.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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Menlo College baseball moves within a game of GSAC leader

Uploaded: Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 7:54 pm

Reed Kienle and Jordan Getzelman each drove in a pair of runs in support of Jason Alexander's five-hitter and the ninth-ranked Menlo College baseball team downed visiting visiting Biola, 9-0, in a Golden State Athltiec Conference game Wednesday.

Joe Gillete added a pair for the Oaks (28-12, 14-7), who ended a season-worst three-game losing streak.

Alexander (7-1) walked on and struck out seven in his first complete game of the season. He retired 16 of the final 19 hitters he faced.

Menlo scored singles runs in the first and third on a Julian Jarrad single and Dalton Maxwell sacrifice fly, and then began pulling away.

Kienle and Nick Quejado drove in runs in the fourth and Getzelman connected on a two-run shot in the fifth, followed by another Kienle RBI hit. Gillette and Nick Rich drove in runs in the eighth.

Menlo hosts Biola in a GSAC doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Alexander lowered his ERA to 2.03, third in the conference, and has recorded 68 strikeouts, against nine walks, in 71 innings.

Jarrad, who has hit safely in eight of his past nine games, entered play ranked fifth in the conference with a .367 batting average.

Getzelman upped his league-leading totals to 23 homers, 53 runs driven in and an .865 slugging average. He's homered in seven of his past 13 games and leads the NAIA in home runs.

Menlo, which has nine league games remaining, ranks sixth in the nation with its .970 fielding average.

Menlo is a game behind Vanguard in the GSAC standings. The Lions (16-7) have seven conference games remaining: a pair of three-games series against The Master's and at Biola and a single game with William Jessup.

The Oaks finish with two games against Biola, a three-set with William Jessup and four games at Westmont.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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