Baseball Picks Up First Win Of the New Season

Jan. 30, 2000

Box Score

Jan. 30, 2000 - The Gauchos came back after dropping a tough game on Friday against the University of Utah, to beat Centenary College 11-4. The win evens out the Gaucho record to 1-1, while the loss puts the Centenary Gents also at 1-1.

Troy Kinto for the Gauchos, and Ralph Hicks for the Gents, appeared to have their stuff going early on in the contest, until Hicks caught a snag in the bottom of the third. Chad Peshke grounded into a fielders choice, which scored Santa Barbara native, Donovan Warrecker, who walked earlier in the inning. The Gents answered in the top half of the fourth with four runs of their own.

The Gauchos battled back the rest of the game, scoring one run in the fourth on a Tyler Von Schell double that scored Dave Molidor, and another run in the sixth when Chris Crawley's infield single scored Von Schell.

The floodgates opened for the Gauchos in the bottom of the seventh inning, when they were able bat around the order, and put six runs on the board. Timely hitting by Chad Peshke (double), Molidor (double) Mike Kolbach (single) and Warrecker (single), all contributed to the six run outburst. Warrecker put the nail in the coffin with a monster two-run blast that sailed well over the leftfield wall in the bottom of the eighth.

Rylie Ogle pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief of Kinto to pick up the victory. The 6'4" lefty earned his first win as a Gaucho, after allowing only three hits, no runs, and striking out five.

The Gauchos make their home debut, this Tuesday, when they face off against cross-town rivals, Westmont at 2:00 p.m.