Riverside, Calif. - The Golden Eagles baseball team opened a 3-game series on the road, at Fresno Pacific (NCAA DII), this afternoon, dropping both games of the doubleheader 9-0 and 10-1.
Fresno Pacific took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, in Game 1, and never looked back. The Sunbirds scored their nine runs on 10 hits, while committing three errors in the game.
La Sierra was held to just four hits in the ball game, with Cole Chaisson leading the way, going 2-4 in the first contest. Marquis Kidd and Antonio Lopez picked up the other two hits for the Golden Eagles.
J.D. Sallas picked up the win for the Sunbirds, while Logan Duran was charged with the loss.
In similar fashion to the first game, the Golden Eagles found themselves in an early deficit they were unable to recover from. The Sunbirds scored five first inning runs and scored nine of their 10 runs in the first three innings of the game.
Fresno Pacific scored their 10 runs on seven total hits, and capitalized on four errors committed by the Golden Eagles.
La Sierra was held to just two hits in the game. The Golden Eagles scored their lone run in the fifth inning on a groundout by Michael Gonzales, which scored Rico Alanis from third base who initially reached base on a walk and advanced two bases on subsequent passed balls.
James Logorio picked up the victory, pitching six innings, giving up only one run on one hit, while collected four strikeouts and allowing two walks. Josh Tobin was charged with the loss for the Golden Eagles.
While the two losses drop the baseball team to a record of 2-27 on the season, they be back at it again this evening, closing out the 3-game series at Fresno Pacific, under the lights. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:30pm start.