Anguiano helps LCSC sweep British Columbia
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Danny Anguiano hit his first home run of the season and drove in five runs to help the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team put on an offensive show in an 18-4 win over the University of British Columbia in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
The Warriors then used pitching and defense to claim the sweep with a tight 3-2 win in the second game behind strong performances from Matt Stabelfeld and Nick Masters. Anguiano also scored the eventual game-winning run in the contest.
The sweep lifts the Warriors to 33-10 on the season, while UBC falls to 31-11. The two teams conclude their three-game series with a game at noon on Monday. LCSC then finishes its road trip on Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. contest against the University of Washington in Seattle.
In Sunday's opener, the Warriors pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of eight walks by UBC pitchers.
Anguiano, a junior from Phoenix, Ariz., came into Sunday hitting just .226 with three doubles and nine RBI. He got the Warriors rolling right away with a three-run home run in the top of the second inning for a 3-0 lead. Anguiano finished the game 2-for-2 with three runs scored and five runs batted in.
UBC took advantage of a couple Warrior errors and two hits to tie the game in the bottom of the second, but LCSC answered with seven runs in the third for a 10-3 lead. Anguiano had an RBI sacrifice fly in the inning, while Paul Martin had a two-run double. Josh Ashenbrenner added an RBI double, while Sean Halton, Kawika Emsley-Pai and Kris Miller added RBI singles.
The Warriors added solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings and then tagged on three more in the sixth for a 15-4 lead. Anguiano had another sacrifice fly in the fourth, Halton had an RBI double in the fifth, and Ashenbrenner drove in two with a single in the sixth.
LCSC added three more in the seventh, which left only the first inning it failed to score in the seven-inning contest. Kyle Melton had an RBI double, while Ashenbrenner added an RBI single.
Ashenbrenner also had a big game at the plate as he went 4-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. Halton went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, while Melton was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Miller also had two hits in the game.
Colby Hawk, the LCSC starter, went five innings and gave up four hits and four runs. He also walked one and struck out two and improved to 5-0 on the season. Dustin Willis allowed only one hit in his two innings of work.
In the second game, which went nine innings, Stabelfeld and Masters combined on a six-hitter. Stabelfeld pitched seven innings and allowed six hits and two runs. He also walked two and struck out seven as he improved to 3-0 on the season. Masters allowed one walk and struck out one in his two innings of work.
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first when Martin was hit by a pitch, Ashenbrenner singled and Halton was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. Ben Ornelas hit an RBI single and Miller followed with a sacrifice fly RBI to right.
UBC picked up singles runs in the first and second, but LCSC's defense was able to throw a runner out at the plate and turn a doubleplay in the first inning to get out of a tight jam.
The Warriors broke the tie in the fifth inning when Anguiano led off with a double and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Melton. Martin followed with a sacrifice fly to right that allowed Anguiano to score.
The Warriors colloected only seven hits in the contest with Anguiano and Ornelas each picking up two. Anguiano's double was the only extra-base hit of the game for LCSC, which had six in the opener.