Biola baseball wins against Cal Baptist

Biola baseball won against Cal Baptist 6-2 Thursday, April 7.

Joseph DeClercq, Writer

The Biola University Eagles defeated the California Baptist University Lancers 6-2 on Thursday, April 7. Just a day after losing 10-6, the Eagles capitalized on a great pitching performance from junior Kevin Ryan and timely hitting from freshman Johnny Farrington and junior Mac Sullivan.

The Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Michael Andrews scored an a passed ball. Biola’s biggest inning was the fourth when they scored three runs.

Junior Drake Fages started the fourth inning with a single and then with two outs he came around to score from first on a double from Sullivan. Sophomore Benji Sutherland reached on an error and Johnny Farrington singled to score Sullivan. After senior Garrett Leon was intentionally walked, senior Michael Andrews drove home another run with a single.

Pitching with the flu, Ryan pitched 6.2 innings giving up only two runs. His only mistakes came in the sixth and the seventh innings when he gave up solo home runs to Brian Sharp and Matt Daugherty.

“I was just thinking about throwing the ball over the plate and trusting the Lord,” Ryan said.

Biola added insurance runs in the seventh and the eighth innings and a combination of sophomore Jonathan Cade and junior Cameron McVey preserved the win for Ryan and the Eagles.

Ryan improves to 6-0 on the year and the Eagles hold onto first place in the Golden State Athletics Conference at 18-6.

The Eagles play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 9 at California Baptist University in Riverside Calif.

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