By Caleb Friginal, For TMC Sports Info
April 1, 2016
SAN DIEGO, Calif – The Master’s College baseball team collected 13 hits and took down the San Diego Christian Hawks 13-10 in El Cajon Friday afternoon.
“Today, we had timely hitting against a very good pitcher in our league,” said TMC head coach Monte Brooks. “It was fun to see.”
SDCC’s starting pitcher Gio Ochoa came into the game with a very impressive 3.38 earned run average, but the Mustangs were able to chase the senior out of the game by the fifth inning.
The Mustangs (23-11, 12-7 GSAC) got three hits from both third baseman Nick Covello (Skillman, NJ) and designated hitter Jonah Jarrad (Rosemead, CA). Along with their thirteen total hits, the Mustangs walked eight times as at least one runner reached base in seven of the nine innings.
TMC jumped on the board early as they scored five runs in the opening frame. The first five batters reached base and the inning was capped off by a grand slam from Covello. The Mustangs added five more runs in the fifth inning and tacked on three more in the sixth.
Junior pitcher Jason Karkenny (Chatsworth, CA) started the game on the mound for the Mustangs. The righty went five and two-third innings and allowed seven runs on 11 hits. Karkenny also struck out four batters on the afternoon. The effort pushed his earned run average to 3.18 on the season.
The win extended the Mustangs' current win streak to six games, their longest of the season. This was the first of a current six-game road trip for the Mustangs.
Tomorrow, TMC will face off against the Hawks again in a doubleheader starting at 11:00 a.m.