East County Sports

‘Computer glitches’ strike out Hawks

2023 SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE DIAMOND SPORTS / Baseball & Softball, plusWomen’s Beach Volleyball


ECS staff report

On a day filled with computer glitches, things did not go smoothly along the information highway for San Diego Christian College, as both “diamond sports” — baseball and softball– both suffering losses on Wednesday (Apr. 5).

Hope International 27, San Diego Christian 9

FULLERTON – In a make-up of a contest earlier rained out, San Diego Christian College served as the home team played at historic, century-old Heritage Park, home of Hope International University.

At first glance, many thought the Hawks pulled a major upset by scoring three times in the eighth inning to pull in front of the Royals, 9-7. However, when SDCC needed to bat in the ninth — yet still held the lead — people following this Golden State Athletic Conference contest on the internet thought there was a computer snafu.

There was.

Even after SDCC scored, there were still trialing as one of the digits to the Hope scoreline was missing — the Royals won, 27-9 (not losing “7-9”).

The 27 runs allowed is the second-most in school history. Themark is held by Azusa Pacific, which defeated the Hawks, 32-6, in the second game of a doubleheader held onApr. 4, 2009 — they missed the anniversary by a single day.

For San Diego Christian (10-25 overall, 7-12 GSAC, cleanup batter Matt Beckworth  drove in four runs.Beckworth started as the designated hitter, then eventusally moved to shortstop., going 3-for-4 at the plate.


Ottawa (Ariz.) 4, San Diego Christian College 1
G2: Score not reported ( Ottawa lead, 4-3, middle 6th inn.)

SANTEE – More compuuter problems made the second game of Wednesday’s (Apr. 5) GSAC doubleheader at Sportsplex USA unable to be located.

Speculation centered pon two others: either the computer rank out of power,’or the doubleheader was taking so long, Sportsplex official might have asked for the contest to be halted since recraetion slow-pitch softball leagues were about to take over the facility.

No officials or coaches from SDCC returned phone calls, texts or emails.

Thus, the last score to be reported sdaw Ottawa University (Ariz.) leading the Hawks,4p3,in the middle of the sixth inning.

In the opener, Spirit pitcher , Alexandra McCutcheon, the reigning GSAC pitcher of the week, escaped a pair of minor jams to hold off the Hawks, 4-1.

McCutcheon only yielded four hits, striking out seven Hawks batters.

SDCC ruined the shutout bid in te seventh thanks to freshman Bri Humphries.

A multi-sport standout, Humphries stroked, the third baseman first stroked a lead single. She advanced on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Emily Longtree, took third base on a wild pitch, then came home when right fielder Marley Rimoldi lifted a deep sacrifice fly to right field.

Meanwhile, Hawks pitcher Kaitlyn Bailey registered a season-btest 11 strikeouts in her complete-game effort, but took the loss.

San Diego Christian moved to 7-17 overall (4-11 GSAC) heading into Friday’s GSAC road doubleheader at Arizona Christian.

Women’s Beach Volleyball

AZUSA – San Diego Christian College failede to advance to the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, but Hawks senior Thea Snider did gain a berth on the All-GSAC first team:.


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