CYPRESS, CA- The Cypress College baseball team opened up a three game series vs. the Saddleback Gauchos on Monday afternoon. The Chargers (17-2-1, 4-0 OEC) won in walk off fashion over Saddleback (15-5, 2-2 OEC), 2-1.
The Chargers found themselves in a pitching duel on Monday when starter, Sebastian Diaz, and Saddleback starter, Hunter Ash, went toe to toe for 7 innings. The Chargers scored their first run in the 5th inning when Bobby Silvis tripled to center field. He later scored on a error to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead. Pitcher, Sebastian Diaz carried a perfect game into the 6th inning until Antonio Vultaggio of Saddleback hit a solo homerun to knot up the game at 1. Diaz was phenomenal on the mound striking out 7, while giving up 2 hits, and throwing 7 complete innings. Colton Bulger relieved Diaz and got through the 8th and 9th inning with no damage. The stage was set for power hitter, Hayden Winters, in the bottom of the 9th inning to send Cypress home victorious. Winters delivered as he powered a fastball over the center field wall to give Cypress the win in walk off fashion.
UP NEXT: The Chargers will play game two of the three game series at Saddleback on Thursday, March 12. First pitch will be at 2:00PM.
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