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Menlo 8, La Sierra 2

Date of competition: Saturday, March 7, 2015

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The Menlo College baseball team played the first ever home night game in program history and did not disappoint the large crowd at PAL Stadium in San Jose, beating La Sierra, 8-2, in nonconference action Saturday night.

The win improves the Oaks to 16-6 and runs their winning streak to a season-best eight games. Thomas Cox improved to 4-0 on the season and dropped his ERA to a rotation-best 2.51.

Menlo overcame a 2-0 deficit with a dynamic sixth inning, which started when Wes Hoskins drew a walk and then advanced to third on Nick Quejado's double.

Alex Tenorio was intentionally walked and Eduardo Sanchez followed with a two-run double to give the Oaks the lead.

Garrett Gemgnani was hit by a pitch as was Matt McHenry to reload the bases for Dan Comstock.

Comstock, who had a huge game offensively and defensively, singled to right to score two more.

Adam Ochart then dug in and singled in two more runs.

Thomas Cox was in control from the second inning on, finishing with seven strong innings. He allowed five hits and recorded nine strikeouts while walking just one.

Cox faced just one batter over the minimum in his seven innings, thanks in part to a trio of double plays turned by the Oaks.

Ryan Coonan worked a scoreless frame and Jordan Tagawa, who was making his Menlo College debut, tossed a scoreless ninth to seal the deal.

Comstock paced the Oaks with three hits, two RBI and a run scored while Adam Ochart had two hits and a pair of RBI and Nick Quejado had two hits.

The Oaks and Golden Eagles will conclude the weekend series on Sunday with a pair of seven inning games on the campus of Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif. First pitch is set for 11 a.m.

-- Menlo Athletics

posted by r on Mar 8, 2015 at 1:23 am

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