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Menlo College sweeps doubleheader, from host Simpson

Date of competition: Saturday, March 16, 2013

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The Menlo College baseball team swept a doubleheader from host Simpson in Cascade Conference action Saturday.

The Oaks won 13-3 and 24-0 to improve to 4-6 in conference play, 11-13 overall.

In game one, Menlo scored at least one run in all but two innings of the nine inning affair. The Menlo offense exploded for 18 hits in the game, which included three different players putting together four-hit efforts.

Jimmy Bosco headlined the offensive attack in game one with his 4-for-6 day at the plate that included a home run and three RBI. Kyer Vega was 4-for-4 and Corey Metoyer added four hits and three RBI in the winning effort.

Daniel Comstock and Michael Brandi each added two hits.

Joey Webb collected the win for Menlo, allowing two runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Webb walked three and struck out two.

In game two, Menlo scored seven runs in the first inning. Mickey Phelps and Vega were both hit by pitches ahead of Bosco, who hit his second home run of the day.

The three runs would prove to be enough for the Menlo pitching staff, but they continued to tack on runs throughout the game. In total, the Oaks plated 24 runs on 18 hits to cruise to victory and the sweep.

Derek Martinez collected the win on the hill for Menlo. He went five scoreless innings, allowing six hits and striking out nine. The win is the second of the young season for the senior right hander and the 13th for his career.

The win ties Martinez with Adam Koontz for most wins in a career for a Menlo College pitcher.

Five Menlo batters recorded multiple hits in the 24-run effort. Coleman Cox was 3-for-5 with a home run, four runs scored, and seven RBI. Comstock added four more hits to his Saturday total with a four-for-seven effort. Vega added three hits to the cause while Corey Metoyer and Ryan Coonan each racked up a pair of singles.

In total, 16 of the 24 runs cored were earned. The Red Hawks committed eight errors in the game.

posted by Rick on Mar 18, 2013 at 12:15 am

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