The MSJC baseball team saw their five game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday as they lost at first place Palomar 5-1 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.
The Eagles fell behind in the first inning when a bunt single and then a misplayed bunt got the inning off to a rocky start. The Comets scored two unearned runs to take the early lead. Markalexander Gamo got the Eagles back within striking distance in the top of the third when he drove in Kyle Mead on a ground out to cut the lead to 2-1. Another unearned run by Palomar in the bottom of the third pushed the Comets lead back to 3-1 and when the home team added two more in the bottom of the fifth MSJC was looking up at a 5-1 deficit.
MSJC, who managed just 6 hits in the game, could not push any more runs across. Austin Bowker took the loss on the mound for the Eagles evening his season record at 3-3. Bowker went 4 innings allowing 5 runs on 5 hits, he walked four and struck out one. Only two of the runs scored off Bowker were earned runs as the Eagles made five errors on the day. Designated hitter Kash Mattson was the only Eagle to have more than one hit on the day as he went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles.
The loss dropped MSJC two games behind Palomar in the race for the PCAC crown, the Eagles are now 11-11 overall and 6-4 in conference play while the Comets improved to 13-9 and 8-2. The same two teams will hook up again on Thursday at MSJC starting at 2 pm and conclude the three game series on Saturday in San Marcos at noon.
Kash Mattson had two hits on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the MSJC baseball team lost at first place Palomar 5-1. The same two teams will play again on Thursday at MSJC beginning at 2 pm.