Record Following Games Three & Four:
Gauchos: 24-10 (15-5)
Tritons: 9-19 (6-10)
Game Three Breakdown: Victory
The hitting remained a mainstay in the series, scoring 15 runs in the game for a third straight game. The Gauchos put up a 5-spot in the third inning and never looked back, piling up 9 runs in the last three innings of the game. The pitching did their part in the game, allowing 5 runs over the course of the seven-inning game. The defense was stellar and had no errors, leading to a 15-5 trashing victory.
Game Four Breakdown: Loss.
The hitting that had been so reliable in game three didn’t make its trademark appearance in this game. Although starter JD Callahan went a solid five innings, giving up 2 runs 1 earned run, it wasn’t enough. The bullpen had a rough day at the yard, giving up 7 runs in the three innings of relief. The defense had a pretty good day but, for the first time in the series, was not perfect. They committed one error, thereby leading to an unearned run from Callahan. All in all, the shaky performance led to a 5-9 lost at the hands of the Tritons.
Game Three By the Numbers:
Have a day Mr. Sprinkle…
Two-hole hitter Jordan Sprinkle put together an out-of-world performance, having a multi-homer game while also being only a triple short of the cycle.
The clean-up hitter continues the hot streak…
After a great display in games one and two of the series, Zach Rodriguez put together another solid performance, collecting 2 doubles and driving in a trio of runs.
Setting the Tone…
Starting-pitcher Christopher Troye came out the gate hot, striking out 4 in his two innings of shutout work.
Game Four By the Numbers:
Not capitalizing in crucial situations…
The Gauchos left a whopping 13 runners on base in game four of the series. Therefore, they weren’t able to amass the 15 runs they had produced in games one through three.
All Aboard the Rodriguez and Sprinkle Train…
Sprinkle got on base in four of his five five plate appearances, while accumulating another double in the process. Out of the cleanup spot, Rodriguez did what he does best: hitting 1 home run while getting 2 runs batted in.
Shoring up the late inning pitching…
The bullpen was roughed up in this outing, allowing 7 runs, 4 walks and 7 hits, — all in three innings.
What’s next for the Gauchos?
The Gauchos stay one game behind UC Irvine in conference play, with Irvine taking three of four from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Gauchos will go on to face the Long Beach State Dirtbags in a four-game series, taking place April 23-25. Stay tuned for the preview for this series!