PHOENIX — Six different Hornet fighters finished with multiple hits during the day, including all three starting from Dawsen Bacho, Martin Vincelli-Simardand Trevor Doyleto give Sacramento State a late lead in the eighth round, but five Grand Canyon uncontrolled runs in the final two innings lifted the hosts’ Lopes to the title, 11-10, winning the finals. Western Athletic Conference series on Sunday afternoon at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark.
With the loss, Hornet fell to 24-23 overall and 14-13 in the conference game, while GCU improved to 33-16 overall and 19-5 in the conference game, losing four of its six meetings. from Sacramento State during the regular season.
Bacho’s performance marked his 13th hit game of the year, and in the process, he became the 15th player in the show’s history to hit 200 hits in his career, along with a co-star. team Steven Morettowho accomplished the feat against the California Baptist last weekend.
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Vincelli-Simard’s three hits – including a doubles hit – have cemented his career high, matching the landmark last set at Tarleton on March 13 of last season. Meanwhile, Doyle’s three hits mounted his season highs at Dixie State on April 23, adding a triple, two scored runs and a pair of RBIs.
Followed by a run in Saturday, Doyle’s trio finished the game, scoring Josh Rollingand Gunner Gouldsmith followed by a sacrificial fly that gave the Wasps their first since the fourth installment. The big hit then came in the eighth with some help from the ‘Lopes defense like a double Doyle single shot, one error and one move, loading the bases for Jeffery Heardwho put a brace down the right lane to clear the bases, giving Sacramento State a 10-6 advantage.
The Grand Canyon, however, was not going to go quietly, as a foul and a header scored two with one late in the eighth round for Tayler Aguilar, who dropped a hit to center left to make the lead. up 10-7, against Homer Bush, Jr., followed by a game-ending three-round shot over the left wall, making it 10-10.
Sacramento State managed to load bases at number nine on a Bacho single, a Vincelli-Simard double, and a purposeful move to Rolling, but painkiller Blake Reilly caused a bounce and a balloon to the center to retreat to the side and keep the Hornet off the board.
At the end of the half, Grand Canyon quickly loaded its bases into a singles pair and again walked on purpose for Aguilar, who headed over the edge of the box to easily score Elijah Buries’ goal. .
Sacramento State returns to action on Tuesday (May 10) at 6 p.m., heading down Highway 99 to face Fresno State in a non-conference game, before heading home to host the Valley Utah in a three-game series on May 13-15 to end WAC play at John Smith Field.