Baseball Sweeps Cal State LAcsudhbulletin March 5, 2020 0 COMMENTS
By Jessica Olvera, Co-Sports Editor
The California State University, Dominguez Hills baseball team won its first conference series of the season after sweeping California State University, Los Angeles this past weekend.
The Toros are now 9-9 overall and 8-4 in conference play.
The Toros won game one of the series opener by a score of 4-1 and collected eight hits on the night.
Junior pitcher Tristan Garnett, earned his second win of the season, giving up seven walks and two hits in five innings while striking out four batters.
On Saturday, the team slugged its way to take game two, 13-0, from the Golden Eagles.
Junior utility player Nick Henry continued his hitting onslaught as he collected an RBI single in the second, a two-run homer in the fourth, an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth, and a three-run shot in the ninth.
Senior pitcher Dylan Steen was dominant on the mound as he pitched seven innings, giving up only one hit, one walk, and fanned seven batters, earning his second win of the season.
In the doubleheader on Sunday, the team won the first game by a score of 10-4.
The Toros took advantage of eight free passes to take a 10-4 lead in the eighth.
The final game of the series proved to be a nail-biter as the Toros won 7-6 in a game that went back and forth in the scoring column.
The Golden Eagles scored first in the first inning off of two hits but the Toros responded in the bottom half of the inning with three hits and scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.
The Toros took a 5-1 lead by scoring three more runs in the bottom of the second but the Golden Eagles tied the game in the top of the fourth with four runs of their own.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Toros capitalized on a three-hit rally that helped to score two runs to take the lead for good and earn the series sweep against CSULA.
The Toros are set to continue conference play away for a four-game series against Sonoma State University, beginning Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m.