Baseball continues losing streak against Chapman

The Eagles fell to the Chapman University Panthers in a stunning 4-13 loss, adding to their three-game losing streak.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

Biola baseball has continued to struggle this season, falling to the Chapman University Panthers in Orange, Calif. on Wednesday night, 4-13. 

SWING AND A MISS

The Panthers came out roaring with a commanding first two innings. In the bottom of the first inning, Chapman was able to score two runs and then produced four more in the bottom of the second inning, leaving Biola at zero. However, the Eagles were not going to go down without a fight, as sophomore center fielder Tyler Baca scored off of an error to bring the game to 6-1 during the top of the third. 

The scoring continued for Biola, as sophomore third baseman Tyler White scored on another error. With the momentum now in the gloves of the Eagles, a third run was secured by Biola in the top of the fourth inning when junior second baseman RobertAnthony Cruz singled to the left, leaving White to advance to third and bringing sophomore left fielder Brandon Thomas home.

CRUNCH TIME

With the score now at 3-6, it was still anyone’s game. But the strength of the Panthers bats were too strong for Biola to overcome. Throughout the next three innings, Chapman went on to score six more runs. In an attempt to make one final comeback, the Eagles scored a final run in the top of the eighth inning when Cruz doubled out to right center, making it possible for senior center fielder Johnny Sage to score the fourth and final run for the Eagles. Chapman matched the point in the bottom of the eighth to make the final score 4-13.

The Eagles now fall to a 3-11 overall record but will look for redemption as they travel to Azusa Pacific University on Friday, April 9 for a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m.

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