July 8, 2016
San Luis Obispo, CA
Martin Teague (Hope Int)
hit a three-run home run to lead the first place Academy Barons to a 4-3 win over the San Luis Obispo Blues tonight at Sinsheimer Park. Teague's fifth homer this summer (fourth in league) upped his league-leading RBI total to 25 (35 overall) and came off of Blues' starting pitcher Matt Mogollon (Chapman)
who otherwise was outstanding on the mound, striking out 11 Barons hitters in five innings. Five pitchers for the Barons combined to limit the Blues hitters to three runs despite allowing eleven hits. Connor Newell (George Fox)
had three hits to lead the Blues. With the win tonight the Barons improved to 14-5 in league, while the Blues fell to 10-9. See the boxscore/recap here.
Also in the CCL today:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Kaleb Denny (Texas)
hit a three-run home run and the Orange County Riptide withstood a seven-run inning by the Conejo Oaks to take the first game of the doubleheader between the two teams 10-9 today at Sparky Anderson Field. Denny's blast came off of Oaks starting pitcher Andrew Lowe (Ole Miss)
and was part of a seven-run outburst the Riptide had in the second and third innings to take a 7-1 lead. The Oaks, however, had their own outburst, scoring once in the third inning and seven times in the fourth to retake the lead 9-7. Orange County reclaimed the lead for good in the sixth inning with three more runs which, ultimately, settled the final score. Jake Hazard (UC Irvine)
had three hits, including a triple, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Riptide. Jake Arledge (Arkansas)
had a three-for-three game with two triples and three runs scored to lead the Oaks. See the boxscore/recap here.
In the second game today between the Riptide and the Oaks, Andrew Carrillo (Chico State)
had three hits and two runs scored, and Chase Goldwater (Mississippi State)
had a double, single and RBI to lead Orange County to a 7-4 win and a sweep of the doubleheader. Orange County, which has a modest three-game winning streak, improves to 8-14, while Conejo, losers of four straight, falls to 13-11. See the boxscore/recap here.
La Mirada, CA
Sam Mrstik (Dallas Baptist)
homered and had three RBI and Josh Rojas (Hawaii), Caleb Potter (West Virgina) and Zach Malis (Grand Canyon)
each had two hits to lead the Southern California Catch to a 8-7 win over the Long Beach Legends today at Biola University. Robert Bultena (Orange Coast College)
added a triple for the Catch, which improved its league record to 11-10. Tyler Place (Cal St San Marcos)
had a four-for-five day at the plate, with two RBI and two runs scored, Joe Van Marter (Houston Baptist), Trevor Casanova (El Camino College) and Chris Williams (Clemson)
each added two hits to pace the Legends, which fell to 8-14 in league. See the boxscore/recap here.
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt Hartman (Arizona)
stepped in to pitch for the Santa Barbara Foresters today in an unexpected relief role and threw five-plus innings with five strikeouts to pick up a 2-1 win over the Ventura Halos at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Hartman, who stepped in for starting pitcher Reagan Todd (ASU)
in the second inning, allowed one unearned run on three hits before handing the ball to Jackson Sigman (West Virginia) and Blake Smith (Mississippi State)
both of whom blanked the Halos over the last two-plus innings, allowing a combined one hit and recording three strikeouts. Hank LoForte (Cal St Fullerton) and Evan Cassolato (UC Irvine)
had the two run-scoring hits for the Foresters, which improved their record to 15-9, one and a half games behind the Academy Barons for first place in the CCL. The Halos record fell to 10-12. See the boxscore/recap here.