Riverside, Calif. - The baseball team completed a 3-game sweep of Providence Christian this afternoon, with 13-3 and 13-12 wins, in today's doubleheader. After taking the first game in decisive fashion, the Golden Eagles used a 10-run inning en-route to a comeback victory. The win pushes the Golden Eagles record to 16-21 on the season (8-13 in Cal Pac play).
In the team's 13-3 win in Game 1, seven different players tallied at least one run batted in. Craig Woolson led the way with three runs batted in with two hits. Justin Jordan also drove in three runs with a bases clearing triple. Matt Zimprich went 2-for-3 with an RBI of his own.
Jeremy Guerrero picked up the win after going six innings and giving up two runs on seven hits.
Game 2 started out as a pitcher's duel with the Golden Eagles leading 2-1 after four innings of play. The Sea Beggars took the lead with two runs in the top half of the fifth innings, then added another run in the sixth innings, for a 4-2 lead. But Providence broke the game open in the top half of the seventh innings by scoring six runs on seven hits.
With Providence leading 10-2, the Golden Eagles mounted a comeback that saw them score a total of 10 runs on eight hits and capitalizing on three Sea Beggars errors.
Five different Golden Eagles players collected two hits in the game. Craig Woolson led the way with two hits, including a 2-run home run, while tallying three RBI's. Matt Majher went 2-for-4 with two RBI's and Andrew Lundstrom went 2-for-2 with two RBI's of his own. Thomas Martinez and Larson Anzaldo were the other two players to collect two hits in the game. Jordan added another triple that drove in three runs.
But Providence mounted a comeback of their own, albeit much smaller, to tie the game in the ninth inning to tie the score at 12-12. The tie was preserved when Providence's Matt Upton was caught trying to steal home as the potential go-ahead run.
On the verge of heading into extra innings, Lundstrom hit a 2-out single to centerfield then subsequently stole second base. With Jordan at the plate, he hit what seemed as a routine fly ball to right field until the ball bounced out of the fielders glove allowing the winning run to score and the comeback to be complete.
Michael Hoyes pitched the final two innings to pick up the victory in what proved to be a wild finish.
The Golden Eagles will close out this home stand with another 3-game series this coming weekend versus Benedictine University. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, starting at 11am, followed by a single game on Sunday, at 11am.