CBU earns sweep with three-game series win

The baseball team at California Baptist University successfully completed the second series of the season Feb. 12 against California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a 3-0 sweep.

Outstanding efforts were made by Tyson Miller, junior communication studies major and right-handed pitcher; Zach Norris, junior criminal justice major and outfielder; and Andrew Montoya, redshirt senior criminal justice major and infielder.

Miller finished the game with 12 strikeouts and no ERAs. Norris had two single hits and Montoya hit a home run to contribute to the game win.

The team returned home for the second game of the series Feb. 13, where after 13 innings, the Lancers came out on top with a 6-5 win. Significant contributions to the game were made by Montoya, Jake Gallaway, senior kinesiology major and infielder, and Mark Sanchez, redshirt junior undeclared major and catcher.

Montoya contributed to the win by hitting one double, Gallaway hit one triple and Sanchez also made a big impact to the game by hitting one home run.

The series closed out at Dominguez Hills in a 7-4 victory to end the series. The win was brought by contributions by Montoya, Stephen Lohr, junior psychology major and catcher and third baseman; Taylor Wetzel, senior criminal justice major and infielder; and Alec Morabito, redshirt junior business administration major and outfielder and pitcher.

In the game, single hits were made by Montoya and Morabito, with Montoya hitting one and Morabito hitting two. Double hits were also made by Lohr and Wetzel.

Miller said the team is getting off to a good start with this series.

“It was a good win,” Miller said. “It was not our greatest series, but we came out on top.”

Miller said the team is starting to improve this season.

“We are having a good season,” Miller said. “We just got to keep playing well together.”

Gary Adcock, head coach of the baseball team, said he is evaluating the team since the season has just began.

“Our bullpen seems to be doing really good,” Adcock said. “But I feel we are struggling a bit in both offense and defense.”

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