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The Master's 11, Menlo 7

Date of competition: Friday, March 29, 2019

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By Ryan Barnett/Menlo Athletics

he offense came in droves today at Cartan Field, as long ball after long ball flew over the fences. In the end, The Master's University Mustangs found themselves on top of both games of a doubleheader with the host Menlo Oaks by scores of 11-7 and 10-6. With the wins, the Mustangs improve to 21-9-1 on the season and 14-6 in GSAC play, improving their winning streak to nine straight, while the Oaks fall to 8-15 and 4-11 in the conference.

Game One: TMU 11, Menlo 7
Have a Day Chris Lopez
Both teams generated plenty of offense. Menlo was led by freshman designated hitter Christopher Lopez, who went 4-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles, a home run, and four RBIs. Lopez got his day started by giving the Oaks a 2-1 lead in the first with a double to right field scoring Dalton Maxwell and Shane Jone with two outs. In the third, Lopez hammered his first Menlo College home run over the right field fence. He also came up with a single in the fifth and a double in the eight. His lone out was a ball to deep right field that was caught on the warning track in the seventh.

Harris Looks Strong
Starter Nikolaus Dobar was chased from the game after allowing seven earned runs in four innings. Freshman Jack Harris, with one inning of experience at the college level, was impressive in two hitless innings.

Multi Hit Men
Three different Oaks came up with multiple hits. Lopez headlined the trio with his four-hit, four-RBI day and two others had multi-hit games. Dalton Maxwell continued his hot hitting this season with a nice 3-for-5 day with a solo home run and a couple of runs scored. Aaron Flores also continued a recent hot streak, going 2-4 with a two RBI single in the seventh.

Game Two: TMU 10, Menlo 6
The Big Boppers Provide
Nick Adgar, Dalton Maxwell and Shane Jones occupy three of the top four spots in the Oaks lineup and there's a reason. Friday it was the trio who provided a majority of the Oaks offense in game two. They combined to go 6-10 with five runs scored and three runs driven in. Adgar reached all four at bats, scoring in the first, fourth, and sixth innings, and coming up with a big triple to lead off the sixth.
Maxwell kick-started the Oaks offense in the first with an RBI double and also came around to score.
Jones was 2-2, with an RBI triple in the first, a single and a run scored in the third, and an RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Jimenez Lights Out in Relief
Oaks starter Parker Hall had a rough go of things, lasting 2 2/3 innings and allowing nine earned runs. He gave way to Carlos Jimenez midway through the third, and Jimenez was brilliant. Jimenez retired the first six batters he faced, He walked a hitter and then retired the five straight. The one blemish was a solo homer run in the top of the seventh. The final line for Jimenez: 4 1/3 innings pitched, one earned run, one hit, one walk, eight strikeouts.

Up Next…
The Oaks are back in action Saturday for games three and four of this series with the Mustangs. First pitch for game one is set for 11 AM at Cartan Field.

posted by Menlo Athletics on Mar 29, 2019 at 11:21 pm

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