Biola baseball dominates Azusa Pacific

Eagles baseball faces off against Azusa for the first time this season and claim a 10-1 victory at home.

Joseph DeClercq, Writer

The Biola University baseball team defeated Azusa Pacific University today 10-1 in the first meeting between these two GSAC opponents on the Eagle’s home field. Superb pitching and a couple of home runs helped Biola cruise to an easy win.

Pitching for the win

Sophomore starting pitcher, Nick Turner, turned in seven beautiful innings for the Eagles, allowing only one earned run with no walks and eight strikeouts on his way to winning his first game of the season.

Scoring starts early

The Eagles opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with four runs. Three straight singles and an error by the center fielder allowed junior Boone Farrington and sophomore Benji Sutherland to score the first two runs for Biola. This was followed up by a two-run home run off the bat of Drake Fages that scored junior Vinnie Fayard.

The home run was Fages’ ninth of the season and he fell a triple shy of the cycle in the contest. Biola added four more runs in the fifth inning led by a big two-run home run from junior Mac Sulivan. This was Biola’s third consecutive win and second against a GSAC opponent.

Teams meet again Thursday

The series against Azusa Pacific University continues on Thursday, Mar. 3 at Biola. First pitch will be at 2:00 p.m.

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