Baseball Team Opens PCAC With Sweep of Imperial

The MSJC baseball team opened conference play last week with a three game sweep of Imperial Valley, winning at home on Tuesday and at IVC on Thursday and Friday.

The Eagles opened the series with a comfortable 12-1 win at home in the series opener.  Steven Silvas went 6 and 2/3 on the mound to earn the victory allowing just one run while striking out a season high 11.  Rigo Cano was one of the big contributors on offense as he picked up 4 RBIs while going 2 for 3 with a walk.  Shane Mittleman and Joseph​ Hauk each drove in three runs in the contest.

Game 2 on Thursday at Imperial was more of the same as the Eagles scored 5 times in the top of the sixth to break open a close game to win 11-3.  Andrew Shepard threw 7 solid innings to earn the pitching victory.  Cano again came up big on offense with a pair of hits and 3 RBIs while Mittleman was on base four times with 3 walks and a hit.

In game 3 on Friday David Combs and Benjamin Jacklin teamed up to pitch MSJC to victory in a tight 3-1 game.  Combs threw 4 innings allowing just one run with 4 strike outs and then Jacklin took over throwing the final five frames allowing just one hit while notching 5 K's to pick up the win.  Mittleman completed his strong series with 2 hits and 2 RBIs while Jacob Boney knocked in one.  Gavin Gates also picked up two hits for MSJC.

The Eagles are now 3-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and 9-5 overall.  MSJC will take on Southwestern this week in a three game series with the opener set for 2 pm on Tuesday at Southwestern.  MSJC wil then host the Jaguars on Thursday and make a return trip to Chula Vista on Saturday.  Thursday's home game is scheduled to begin at 2 pm with Saturday's series finale set for noon.