Baseball brings the heat to defeat CSULA

The Eagles soar high with a victory, 12-7.

Natalie Willis , Editor-in-Chief

On Feb. 17, baseball played against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles at home, securing a win, 12-7. Biola dominated the field, led by sophomore outfielder Evan Rowe who earned three runs. Redshirt sophomore first baseman Wyatt Duncan, redshirt sophomore catcher Taylor Justus and junior infielder Tyler White aided Rowe’s efforts all with two runs scored. 

PLAYING TO WIN 

Although the Eagles remained scoreless for the first inning and fell a point behind CSULA, they quickly redeemed themselves at the bottom of the second with a home run by White bringing in four Eagles. 

This lead lasted throughout the game. As the Golden Eagles slowly added to the scoreboard, Biola quickly countered with more runs of their own. The third and fourth innings each added one run to the Eagles’ lead by Duncan and freshman infielder Bobby Brown, respectively. 

The next two innings progressed slowly for the Eagles, with no runs added. However, Biola found a second wind leading into the seventh inning to score three more runs. Justus started this streak, soaring home off of a single courtesy of White. Closely following Justus, Rowe and White reached home on a single to right field by junior outfielder Tyler Baca. 

TAKING HOME

The eighth inning marked the last scoring inning for both teams. The Golden Eagles were able to scrap out one more run at the top of the inning, bringing the score to 9-7 in favor of Biola. The Eagles increased their advantage at the bottom of the inning, beginning with a single to right field from sophomore infielder Andrew Lujan which brought Duncan and redshirt junior first baseman Rylan Greenlee home. Rowe brought in Biola’s last run off of White’s hit to center field, effectively securing a victory, 12-7. 

Baseball (1-3) will face CSULA at home again tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. Stats from today’s game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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