Baseball drops two games at Point Loma

Eagles blown out in the first game and lose heartbreaker in second.

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

Baseball was back in action on Sunday for another doubleheader at Point Loma Nazarene University. The Sea Lions got the better of the Eagles in both games, winning 11-3 in the first and 7-4 in the second on a walk-off home run.


Point Loma got on the board first with two runs in the second inning, but senior left fielder Jerron Largusa responded with a solo home run in the fourth. The Sea Lions continued to tack on runs in the fourth and sixth innings to gain a 6-1 advantage.

Senior third baseman Joey Magro reached on an error that scored Largusa in the seventh inning, and sophomore center fielder Brandon Cody scored on a groundout, but it was too little too late for the Eagles. Point Loma exploded for five runs in the eighth inning to break the game wide open and win by a final score of 11-3.


Much like the first game, the Sea Lions scored first in game two with a solo shot in the first inning. This time around, though, the Eagles responded with three consecutive runs of their own. Sophomore shortstop Connor Kostecka got Biola’s scoring started with a single to plate sophomore first baseman Ryan Gallegos in the second inning.

Sophomore designated hitter Jackson Collins uncorked a solo blast in the fifth inning to put the Eagles ahead 2-1, and junior right fielder RJ Bates followed suit the next inning with a solo home run of his own to extend the lead to 3-1.

Point Loma rallied back in the bottom half of the sixth with a two RBI single to tie the game at three. Largusa came up big yet again with an RBI double to put the Eagles ahead 4-3. However, the Sea Lions won in walk-off fashion with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to take three games out of four off Biola and win the series.

The Eagles (12-9, 6-6 PacWest) will look to bounce back on Friday at University of Saint Katherine at 11 a.m.

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