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Baseball - Sat, Mar. 29, 2014
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(7) The Master's College
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Concordia (CA) (28-10)0000106108122
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Santa Clarita, CA Reese Field
Concordia (CA)PitchingThe Master's
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#22 MOYNIHAN, MattDoubles #6 POPADICS, Jonathan
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NoneHome Runs #2 SHACKELFORD, Ryan
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Santa Clarita, CA Reese Field
Concordia (CA)PitchingThe Master's
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NoneDoubles #5 KARKENNY, Steve
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The #12 Concordia Eagles picked up two huge wins over #7 The Master's on Saturday afternoon, March 29, at Reese Field in Santa Clarita, CA, 8-3 and 6-0, bouncing back quickly from the 11 inning loss yesterday.

Robbie Ingram (JR/Flagstaff, AZ) started for CU in game one, went four innings, allowing just four hits and one solo home run in the no-decision.  Alex Tukey (SR/Irvine, CA) finished the game effectively, allowing only three hits and two runs, with three K's to earn the win (3-0).  Mitchell Esser (JR/San Diego, CA) tripled, Matt Moynihan (SR/San Diego, CA) doubled and had two hits, and Robert Shiroky (JR/Henderson, NV) led the squad with three hits. 

The Mustangs homered to open the bottom of the first to grab the early lead.  Ingram worked around a two-out TMC double in the third.  The Mustangs got two on with no out in the fourth, and sacrificed them both a base.  They hit a shallow fly ball to center, and CU centerfielder Mitchell Esser gunned the advancing runner at home.  Matt Moyhihan singled with one out in the fifth, moved to third on an error, and scored on Justin Hodges (SR/Santa Ana, CA)' RBI-groundout to tie the game.  Tukey came in to force a fly out and double play in the bottom of the fifth.

Robert Shiroky singled up the middle with two out in the sixth, stole second, but a fly ball ended the threat.  The Masters walked and stole second, and scored on an RBI single in the bottom half to take the 2-1 lead.  Atlee Schwab (JR/Long Beach, CA) singled up the middle to open the seventh, and two hit batters loaded the bases with one out, chasing the TMC starter.  Ryan Goodman (JR/Upland, CA) singled to right field to score one and tie the game.  Trever Benjamin (SR/Chandler, AZ) then followed with a two-RBI single to left center for the 4-2 lead.  After a fielder's choice, Shiroky singled up the middle for another run and Esser tripled to right center to plate two more, and it was 7-2 Eagles.  Tukey worked around a CU error in the bottom of the seventh.  Moynihan doubled to start the eighth, went to third on a groundout, and scored on Hodges' single to right center.  TMC got one back with a double and single in the bottom frame and Tukey finished the game in the ninth.

Keegan Yuhl (SR/Del Mar, CA) went the distance in game two, throwing his third complete-game shutout of the season.  He scattered five hits, struck out 10, and improved to 8-2.

Robert Shiroky had two hits, but CU took advantage of six walks to score their six runs.

The first inning was silent, but Shiroky stayed hot and led off the second with a single.  He was sacrificed to second, moved to third on a groundout, and two walks loaded the bases.  A walk brought home one run and Goodman forced a full-count walk for the 2-0 lead.  Four straight balls led to another run and another pitching change mid-count, and then another walk ensued.  After two strikes, a wild pitch made it 5-0.  Yuhl finally gave up his first hit in the bottom of the fourth, a double, but escaped that jam, and Nolan Clark (SR/Ladera Ranch, CA) hit a frozen rope home run over the left field wall in the top of the fifth, his first career bomb.  Yuhl forced a fly out and groundout to get around two hits in the sixth and wasted a hit in the seventh.

"We were led by outstanding pitching today and we got back to playing Eagles baseball," Concordia head coach Mike Grahovac said.  Everyone contributed to these wins today."

With the wins, Concordia jumped to 29-10 and 16-8 in the conference, now tied with #5 San Diego Christian for first place in the league.  The Master's now sits in second at 27-10 and 17-10, just a half game back.  Concordia travels to Westmont next weekend, April 4 and 5, with the first game on Friday at 3:00 pm in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

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