Baseball salvages doubleheader with game two win

In their doubleheader against Azusa Pacific University on Feb. 25, the Biola baseball team lost the first game but won the second 11-7.

Cassandra Acosta, Writer

Editor’s Note: We have updated the piece to correct two misspelled names. The Chimes regrets this error.

After two devastating losses against Azusa Pacific University on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24, Biola was looking forward to stealing the wins of Saturday’s doubleheader on their home field.

Leyland powers Cougars past Eagles

In game one, despite back and forth leads between the Eagles and the Cougars, Azusa was able to take the win yet again due in large part to a three-run home run by Jordan Leyland, ending the game with the scoreboard reading 7-5.

Ready again for some revenge, Biola came in bats hot in game two, taking an early 2-0 lead. Azusa would answer back with just as many runs in the second inning, but Biola was able to widen the gap to 7-3 in the fourth inning after freshman Michael Chriss knocked in two runs with a hit to center field.

Homers by Covyeau and Fayard provide insurance as Eagles collect their first GSAC win

Tanner Swire added three more runs to the board with yet another hit out to center field. Three runs scored by APU in the 5th inning would close the gap at 7-6, giving the Eagles the fire they needed to push for the win. Home runs by seniors Vinnie Fayard and Nick Covyeau, as well as an RBI by junior Benji Sutherland, would allow Biola to take an 11-6 lead. With only one more inning to go, the Cougars had to respond with at least 5 runs to tie the game. APU’s big hitter, Leyland hit a solo home run over the left field fence, but unfortunately for the Cougars, it would not be enough to take the win. Game two ended with the scoreboard reading 11-7 in favor of Biola.

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