Menlo College drops DH at, Westmont
Date of competition: Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Menlo College baseball season ended on a dour note Saturday, as host Westmont exploded for 22 runs over two games en route to 13-4 and 9-6 wins over the Oaks, who finish 33-18 (17-13), while the Warriors finish 29-20 (14-15). Menlo and Westmont split their six-game season series.
Andrew Merken made a brief starting appearance for the Oaks, the victim of a hot-hitting Westmont offense. The Warriors put runs on the board in five of the first six innings.
The Warriors scored in the first after a leadoff single, a hit batsman, and a throwing error on a stolen base attempt. The Warriors built on the early advantage, adding a five-spot in the second, which included a bases-loaded double. Cruz Daddario entered as pitcher and got a strikeout to end the bleeding.
Joe Gillette hit a home run, his 15th of the season, to get Menlo on the on the board in the sixth. The Oaks never got much closer.
Menlo pushed three more runs across in the eighth. Gillette, Dalton Maxwell, Reed Kienle and Sam Morgan all walked in succession to produce one run. Dean Aliamus followed with a single and Zechariah Jarrard hit a sacrifice fly.
Menlo played a more competitive game in the nightcap as Dalton Maxwell was responsible for five of the Oaks runs, including a two-run homer to put Menlo on top 2-1.
After falling behind 3-2, Menlo rallied with two outs and Maxwell was at the center of it all, delivering a bases-loaded triple.
Westmont scored five runs in the sixth to overcome a two-run deficit and hang on for the win.
Menlo, opens in the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs on Sunday, May 7. Menlo hosts the playoffs through May 10.
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Dalton Maxwell drove in five runs in the second game of the doubleheader. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.
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