By Robert Nilsen
CYPRESS, CA – The Cypress College baseball team (13-3) defeated San Diego City College (4-6) by the score of 6-4 at home on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers entered the game ranked No. 4 in Southern California.
Shaine McNeely (2-0) picked up his second victory of the season in his second start for the Chargers. McNeely dominated the Knights as he threw a one-hitter over 5 innings while striking out 8 batters. Brandon Alamo (3-for-4, RBI), Paul Gomez (3-for-4, RBI), and Logan Swofford (2-for-3, RBI) powered the Chargers offense.
Garrett Yocum (1-4) received the loss for the Knights as he allowed 4 runs on 11 hits over 5.2 innings pitched.
The Knights made it a close game in the ninth as they scored 4 runs to get within 6-4 with 2 outs. Jake Mahood (Sv, 1) saved the game for the Chargers as he got Anthony Warneke to pop out to the third baseman with a runner on second to end the game and give the Chargers a 6-4 win.
Cypress baseball will open Orange Empire Conference play at Riverside City College on Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00 PM.
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