Warriors suffer a tough loss at Cal Baptist

Westmont pitcher Daniel Cabuling was a hard-luck loser in Wednesday’s GSAC baseball game at Cal Baptist.

Cabuling allowed only three hits in seven innings of work, but he couldn’t prevent Matt Marnati from driving in all the Lancers’ runs and suffered a 3-2 loss.

Marnati had a sacrifice fly for an RBI in the first inning and drove in two runs with a single in the fifth.

Cabuling (2-2) struck out five and walked only one in suffering the loss.

Westmont banged out 10 hits, four by Brent Fukushima. They left 10 men base. The Warriors tied the score in the third inning when Fukushima led off with a double, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on grounder by Timothy Leary.

The Warriors threatened in the ninth. Colten Christianson and Brandon Allen opened with back-to-back singles. Pinch-hitter Steven Motush tried to move the runners over with a bunt, but the Lancers nailed Christianson at third base. Jarratt Rouse reached first on a fielder’s choice to load the bases with one out.

That brought up Fukushima, who singled through the right side to score Allen. Motush was thrown out at third base on a terrific throw from Cal Baptist right fielder Zach Esquerra to shortstop Brian Sharp. The Lancers walked JJ Turbin and reliever Patrick Smith got Leary to ground out for the final out.

Cal Baptist starter Taylor Siemens picked up his fourth win without a loss. The Lancers are 5-0 in the GSAC and 18-2 overall. Westmont falls to 2-3 in league and 9-7 overall.