Release Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

HFC breaks even in double-header with Delta College

Photo of baseball player at the plate
Noah Wise of the HFC men's baseball team gets ready to crank one out of the park. Photo by Joshua Tufts.

On April 6, the HFC men’s baseball team played a double-header against the Delta College. The Hawks lost to the Pioneers 5-3 in the first game but prevailed 3-1 in the second.

The first game

During the first game, one of the highlights was in the bottom of the fourth inning, when they were down 4-2, the Hawks’ Tristan Thompson’s single drove in Noah Wise to make the score 4-3. Jacob Hanoian made multiple defensive plays for the Hawks, including a one-handed grab of a grounder to throw out the runner at first base.

Jacob Way was the starting pitcher for the Hawks for the first game. After six innings, he allowed seven hits and five runs in the game. Way came into the game pitching 23.2 innings with a 6.85 ERA. Bobby Gordon came in as the relief pitcher and was able to get two quick outs to bring the game to the final half inning.

For Delta College, Carson Longstreth was the starter and went all seven innings, ending with six strikeouts and two earned runs. The Hawks scored one run on an error. As the Hawks entered the first of the double-header, Duane Henderson led the team in hits, being 26 for 66. Thompson went 2-3 at the plate. Delta College’s Jackson Lund and Lucas Sella both had two hits in the game.

The second game

In the second game, Henderson went 2-2 in the game, while Wise hit 2-3. Garrett Gamble was the starting pitcher for the Hawks, coming in with a 2.91 ERA. Gamble went six innings and only allowed five hits and no runs.

Cal Coaltrain came in the final inning to get the save, allowing only one run. This would be the first save of the year for the Hawks. For Delta College, Lund started and allowed three runs on seven hits. Connor Moe came in the fourth inning to finish the game.

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Source: The Mirror News