Kyle Velasquez hit a two-run home run in the first and Ryan Holgate added a solo shot leading off the third to help the Pacific Union Capitalists beat the visiting Utah Marshalls 6-3 in a summer collegiate baseball game Saturday at Palo Alto High.
Willie Weiss pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits, to gain the victory for the Caps (9-9), who host the Marshalls again Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Palo Alto. Incoming Stanford freshman Brandon Dieter pitched the ninth, striking out two, for the save. Dieter was at shortstop the first eight innings.
The Caps scored four runs in the first and never looked back. With one out, James Gamble beat out a grounder to deep short and Austin Wells singled to right.
Tanner Carlson drove in the first run with an infield grounder that was bobbled for an error. Holgate drove in another with an infield grounder and Velasquez, after fouling out a couple of nasty two-strike pitches, hit a two-run shot over the center field fence.
Wells' sacrifice fly made it 5-0 in the second and Holgate homered on a 3-1 pitch to lead off the third.
The Marshalls got on the board with a run in the fourth and added two on a home run by Chazz Martinez in the eighth.