Record following Games One & Two:
Gauchos: 22-9 (14-4)
Tritons: 8-18 (5-9)
Game One Breakdown: Victory
The bats did what they’ve been doing all season, exploding for 7 runs in the first inning and 11 runs throughout the first three innings. This was followed up by a tremendous outing from Michael McGreevy, going 6 of the 7 innings and giving up 2 runs in the six innings. All in all, the Gauchos put it all together in game one, putting up 15 runs, only giving up 2 to the Tritons and committing no errors en route to a 15-2 victory.
Game Two Breakdown: Victory!
The bats stayed awake for game one of the doubleheader. The Gauchos put up multiple solid innings of 3 runs in the second, sixth and seventh innings, as well as a 4 spot in the fourth inning. Starter Rodney Boone did his part, going a solid six innings while holding the Tritons to 3 runs. A recurring theme: the gloves were golden, committing 0 errors, leading to a 15-10 win.
Game 1 By the Numbers:
The starters came to play…
Every member of the starting lineup either got an RBI or scored a run. This lineup was not only smacking the ball and piling up runs, but they were also disciplined at the plate. The Gauchos managed to draw 10 walks in the afternoon, while only striking out 2 times.
The two pitchers in this game managed to strike out more batters on UCSD than giving up hits at an 8:7 ratio. Nick Welch also managed to have a lone perfect inning, striking out the side in relief.
Leadoff hitter Cole Cummings managed to reach base an outstanding 5 times, with all 5 coming from walks. Zach Rodriguez and Jason Willow each managed 4 RBIs each, accounting for more than half of the Gauchos runs batted in. Lastly, the Gauchos managed to get on base 21 times in the seven-inning game, which means they averaged 3 baserunners per inning.
Game 2 By the Numbers:
It’s the same old situation…
The same number of runs produced in the first two games of the series, with the Gauchos producing a whopping 15 runs off 6 extra base hits.
The Gauchos were flying on the basepath, swiping 7 bases, while Jordan Sprinkle stole 3 bases.
There’s always room to improve…
Following a great outing by pitcher Boone, the bullpen got roughed up a bit. In the three relief innings, four pitchers were used, allowing 7 runs in those 3 innings. Although a rough outing, the positive is that the pen came away with 5 strikeouts in the 3 innings of work.
What’s on the line?
With games one and two secured, the Gauchos need wins in the next two games to cap the sweep or win one of the latter two games for the series win.