Eagles Slug Way to Conference Title
The MSJC baseball team pounded out 38 hits in a doubleheader Saturday to sweep visiting Antelope Valley and clinch at least a share of the Foothill Conference Championship. It's the Eagles first conference crown since 1989 in baseball.
Saturday B.J. Salsbury picked up a complete game victory in the first game as MSJC cruised to a 12-1 win. The 12-1 score is identical to Salsbury's pitching record on the season. The 12 victories for Salsbury ties a school record for wins in a season for a pitcher. Garrett Caldwell and Devin Greco both had three RBIs in the game. John Eshleman, Drew Madrigal, and Josh Ray added two a piece.
In the second game the Eagles erupted for 25 runs on 28 hits winning 25-8. Anthony Smith had a huge game with 4 hits and 6 runs driven in. Josh Peters picked up the win pitching two innings in relief. The victory improves MSJC's record to 31-9 and they wrapped up Foothill Conference play at 20-4.
The Eagles have one regular season game remaining next Thursday at Long Beach City College. MSJC is currently tied with Chaffey in the loss column in conference play, but the Panthers have a three game series reaming next week with College of the Desert.
B.J. Salsbury picked up a record tying 12th victory Saturday as he pitched MSJC past AVC in game 1 of a doublehader. Anthony Smith (below) had 4 hits and 6 RBIs as the Eagles also won game 2.