Mounties Baseball Dominates Citrus At Home


Mt. SAC Baseball gathers near the home dugout at Mazmanian Field on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Photo Credit: John Athan.

Mt. SAC Baseball defended home field against the Citrus College Owls on Thursday, March 29, blowing out Citrus with a score of 10-1.

The Mounties steamrolled through the Owls after the first two relatively quiet innings.

Both Mt. SAC and Citrus had zero runs and it looked as if maybe one or two runs would decide the game, at the most, but the Mounties had other plans in mind.

In the bottom of the third, sophomore Anthony Walters hit a double and batted in sophomore Nic Sandoval and freshman Elijah Greene.

Almost immediately after Mt. SAC’s first two runs, freshman Michael Sandoval hit a single and Walters was able to make it to home plate.

A few pitches later, freshman Derek Zavala brought Michael Sandoval home and the Mounties ended the third inning up 4-0.

The fifth inning brought only one run for Mt. SAC off of what could have been an incredible play.

In the bottom of the fifth, with two men on base, designated hitter Bobby Owen was intentionally walked, loading the bases with two outs.

Sophomore Elijah Zaragoza stepped up to the plate and hit a single, sending Michael Sandoval home and keeping bases loaded.

Citrus then struck out Nic Sandoval, bringing the fifth inning to a close with Mt. SAC up 5-0.

Citrus had a quick glimpse of hope in the top of the sixth with zero outs, bases loaded and an energized dugout. However, the Owls were only able to manage one run off of a double.

The Mounties seemed to take that one run personally and answered back with four runs of their own.

With one out on the board, sophomore Ryon Knowles hit a double, batting in Greene.

Soon after Chris Sandberg batted in Michael Sandoval with a single.

Knowles was brought home by sophomore Manny Galvan and Zaragoza batted in Sandberg for the final score of the sixth inning, 9-1.

Mt. SAC scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning to bring the massive scoring runs to a close.

The final score was an accurate representation of just how dominant the Mounties were, and have been during this season.

Mt. SAC’s next home game will be against their conference rivals, Chaffey College, with first pitch at 2:30 p.m.