The home opener for Westmont Baseball provided plenty of encouragement for their fans as the Warriors took both ends of a doubleheader from Embry-Riddle of Arizona.
The Warriors won the first game 14-2 and the second by a score of 12-3.
Westmont pitching was stellar with Bryan Peck (1-0) and Eric Oseguera (2-0) picking up wins. Peck pitched eight scoreless innings in game one, allowing just one hit and two baserunners.
“Efficient,” is how Westmont’s head coach Tyler LaTorre described Peck. “Bryan is everything that you would want in a Friday game-one starter. For us to be able to get eight innings out of him and add on runs means we don’t need to use the backend of the bullpen. Peck was phenomenal. He pounded the strike zone and only had one walk. For him to go out there and set the tone for us on the weekend gave our offense the ability to settle in as well.”
Peck, who struck out six, needed just 85 pitches to complete the eight innings of work.
Oseguera picked up his second win of the year with a 60-pitch masterpiece. The senior worked six innings in the game that was scheduled for seven. He allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits. He struck out two and did not give up a walk.
“Osy was just like last week,” noted La Torre. “His experience allowed him to scatter those five hits. His ability to minimize a first-inning error and also be efficient is really important. When we play defense like we did behind those two guys, there are going to be a lot of quick outs and a lot less pitches.
“Both of those guys are confident in our defense making plays behind them, but they are also confident in their stuff. So, they don’t shy away from contact, which is a good thing to have on a Friday.”
Westmont’s offense got started early in both games. The Warriors scored seven times in the bottom of the second inning in game one and three in the bottom of the first in the second game.
Brady Renck went five for eight over the two games, tallying two doubles and a triple. He also produced five runs and three RBIs, walked twice and had a stolen base.
Ryan DeSaegher went four-for-four in the second game with two doubles and a triple. He scored four times, knocked in four RBIs and also stole a base.
Over the two games, the Warriors tallied 22 hits, recorded four sacrifice flies, walked seven times, and six times reached base as the result of being hit by a pitch.