Baseball Wallops Cross-Town Westmont 16-8.
Feb. 1, 2000
The Gauchos took care of crosstown rivals, Westmont College, 16-8, to up their record to 2-1, while the Westmont Warriors got their first loss of the season and fall to 3-1.
The Gaucho offense unloaded on the Warriors pitching staff right out of the shute, as Dave Molidor hit a mammoth three-run shot well over the center field fence to give the Gauchos the early lead. The lead was never in jeapordy, as the Gauchos were able to put up multi-run innings in the six and seventh, with four and eight runs respectively. The Gauchos also put up a single run in the third.
With three on in the sixth, Dan Kemper came into the game as a pitch hitter and instantly deposited the pitch, high over the right field fence for his first grandslam of his career and the first slam of the Gaucho 2000 season. The seventh inning fared just as well for the Guachos as the sixth did. Highlighting the seventh inning attack was Molidor's two-run blast over the right-center field fence.
The Gaucho pitching did just what the coaches wanted, keep the Gauchos on offense. Bing Cain started the game and went 6.2 innings while only allowing three runs with four strikeouts. JC transfer, Phil Galer relieved Cain in the seventh, and Peter Dyball finished out the game after allowing only a run on two hits in 1.2 innings of work.
The Gauchos next face off against against San Jose State at Caesar Uyesaka, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday's game is at 2:00 p.m. while Saturday's and Sunday's are scheduled for 1:00 p.m.