Cypress, CA- The Cypress College baseball team (5-2) hosted the Grossmont Griffins (3-2) on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers used the long ball to beat the Griffins 13-7.
After trading double plays in the first inning, both teams got the scoring started in the second. Grossmont had scored one run and was threatening with men on second and third. Catcher, Rafael Flores picked off the runner on third base with a beautiful throw. In the bottom half of the second Hayden Schott reached base on a hard hit single. Spencer Serven followed, reaching first base on a bunt. Sophomore, Hayden Winters came up next looking to be aggressive. Winters swung first pitch and muscled the ball over the left field wall, to put the Chargers up 3-1.
In the bottom of the fifth Cypress kept the scoring going with another homerun, this one hit to left center by Spencer Serven. The Chargers went into the 6th inning up 6-3. Sophomore, Josh Landry pitched well in relief when he came in for starter, Patrick Monroe. Landry threw 3.1 innings of no run ball and left the game with a comfortable 8-3 lead. Cypress tacked on five more in the bottom half of the 7th inning with help of McKay Dowdell doubling off the center field wall. The Chargers would go on to win 13-7.
Hayden Winters had himself a day, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and a homerun. He led the team with 3 RBI's.
Up Next: The Chargers will continue their homestand as they host Mt. SAC on Friday afternoon. First pitch will be at 2:00pm.
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