Cougars take one from Warriors

A day after taking a dramatic 13-inning victory from Azusa Pacific (25-22, 17-17 Golden State Athletic Conference), Westmont Baseball (18-28, 10-23) fell to the Cougars by a score of 6-3 at Russ Carr Field.

Westmont’s Chris Plance (4-4) was charged with the loss after giving up four runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Jacob Cage (7-6) picked up the victory for Azusa Pacific by allowing just two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Ben Ruder allowed one run on two hits in two innings to earn his second save of the year.

The Warriors scored first when Tim Leary singled up the middle in the bottom of the first to drive in Jordan Bottenfield. Bottenfield had previously reached on a lead-off single through the right side.

However, the Cougars produced three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead. Though Westmont would get one in the bottom of the third when Coby Cress homered over the left field fence, they would never recapture the lead.

Azusa Pacific added one run in the sixth and two more in the ninth to go up 6-2. With two away in the bottom of the ninth, Brandon Allen doubled down the right field line to drive in Colton Christianson; accounting for the final score.

The Warriors will play against tomorrow, hosting San Diego Christian in a make-up game beginning at three o’clock. On Saturday, the Warriors will conclude the regular season with a doubleheader at Azusa Pacific.

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