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TMC sweeps by the Hawks

Posted: April 6, 2008 2:31 a.m.
Updated: June 7, 2008 5:02 a.m.

The Master's College baseball player Tyler Diamond slides into second base for the steal in the second game of a doublehader. TMC defeated the Hawks of San Diego Christian College 10-3 in the first game and 4-3 in the second second game at home.

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The Masters College baseball team squeaked out a 4-3 win over San Diego Christian College on Saturday in the second half of a doubleheader at Reese Field.

They swept the Hawks with a 10-3 win in the first half of the doubleheader, but the second win proved to be much more difficult.

The Mustangs got off to a bit of a slow start in the second game allowing the Hawks to score two runs in the third inning, falling behind 2-0.

San Diego Christian's Sean West scored the first run for the Hawks off a Kenoli Fonseca single followed by Fonseca scoring off a Danny Gonzales double to right field to take a two-run lead.

But by the bottom of the fifth the Mustangs rallied back.

Head coach Monte Brooks said his team has struggled somewhat with this season with the timing of their hits, but the Mustangs made a turnaround and were able to execute when it counted on Saturday.

TMC was able to score all four of its runs in the fifth off of Hawks pitcher Clint Preisendorfer.

TMC kicked off its offense with pinch runner Wesley Shryock scoring the first run off a Ben Ives line drive single to center field.

Shortly after the freshman Ives scored the Mustangs second run off of Steve Shaver's single to center field tying the Hawks 2-2.

Shaver scored the Mustangs go-ahead run off of a single to left field from Tyler Diamond.

Diamond scored TMC's final run late in the fifth off a Joseph Zeller single to center field.

"We were able to get into a really good scoring position," Brooks said. "We really clutched up and that was the difference maker for us."

San Diego Christian scored a run in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game, but the Mustangs were able to hold them off to close out the game.

Head coach Monte Brooks was satisfied with his team's performance.

"The kids came in here better prepared today and executed very well," Brooks said.

With the win in the first game, the team wanted to be careful to avoid letting down heading into the second game.

"We didn't want to go into the second game over confident," said pitcher Joseph Zeller. "We knew we would have to take it just one game at a time."

This is the second doubleheader this season that the Mustangs have swept the Hawks.

The Mustangs are currently 12-12 in the Golden State Athletic Conference and will face Westmont College Wednesday April 9 in Santa Barbara.

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