Menlo loses DH to, The Master's College
Date of competition: Saturday, April 8, 2017
The NAIA ninth-ranked Menlo College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to host The Master's College 8-2 and 7-1 on Saturday.
The Oaks (27-12, 13-7) have lost three straight and six of eight overall heading into a three-game home series against Biola that begins Wednesday.
Brian Ransom got his second start of the season after winning his first start last weekend. He lasted six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. Ransom walked one and struck out six. Ransom gave up three home runs and that was enough to stake the Mustangs to a 5-0 lead.
The Oaks offense couldn't get anything going through six innings, and then finally breaking through in the seventh.
Julian Jarrard led off the inning with a home run to left field. Eduardo Sanchez and Peter Saldana were both hit by pitches but the Oaks couldn't take advantage.
Joe Gillette led off the eighth with a home run but that was all the Oaks mustered the rest of the way.
Nick Quejado and Jarrard each recorded a pair of hits and Dalton Maxwell added a double.
Julian Jarrard got the start in the second game and he kept the Mustangs off the board early.
Master's took advantage of a two-out rally in the bottom of the third, turning a single, a stolen base, an RBI-single, and a two-run home run into a 3-0 lead.
The only inning in which the Oaks put multiple hits together was the seventh and they scored on a Jordan Getzelman lead-off homer, his 22nd of the season. Jarrard followed with a single but that would be it for the Oaks, who mustered just five hits in the game.
The Oaks are one-half game behind Vanguard for the top spot in the conference, while the Mustangs, who occupy the final playoff spot, are just two games behind Menlo.
-- Menlo Athletics
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Joe Gillette homers for Menlo College. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics
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