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Hawks split doubleheader with Hope


EastCountySports.com staff report

BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (2-24-2019) – San Diego Christian College pitchers Brock Mosier and Brendan Sweany combined to toss a 2-hiut shutout Saturday (Feb. 23), leading the Hawks to a split of its Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader opener over Hope International University at Stars Field.

Hope International took the opener, 8-3, before the Mosier-Sweany tandem rebounded the Hawks to a 3-0 decision in the second ballgame.

Mosier struck out six Royals batters in his four inning to gain the win. Sweany then pitched the final three frames to earn the save. Both hurlers allowed just one hit each.

San Diego Christian scored all the runs it needed with two markers in the first.

Designated hitter Joel Pedretti reach on a two-out error, moved to second base when Ryan Culp walked, then scored on a David Blanset RBI grounder through the right side of the infield.

Kennedy Chun followed with a similar RBI single, but to the left side, to plate Culp for a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth, Culp and Blanset advanced on a double-steal, with Culp scoring on a throwing error.

Culp, the right fielder, also scored twice in the opener. Hr registered two hits, along with Pedretti, center fielder Tyler Schindel and shortstop Gabriel Ponce De Leon.

The Hawks (6-6 overall, 1-1 GSAC) will make-up Friday’s rain-outs with HIU on Monday, starting at 11 a.m. at Stars Field

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