Westmont  split another pair of games with William Jessup on Friday to divide the series two games apiece. In game one Jessup came out swinging and won 9-5, and in game two Westmont broke out the home run ball and won the finale 8-2.

In game two, Westmont’s first seven runs came via the long ball. Reigning GSAC Player of the Week Daniel Netz got Westmont on the board with his sixth homer  of the year in the second. Later that inning, John Jensen sent a ball hallway up the batters’ eye in center for a three-run shot to put Westmont up 4-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, the top of the Westmont lineup put on a show. Jensen, Alex Stufft, and Simon Reid hit three consecutive home runs on four pitches

In game one, Jessup (18-16, 9-11) scored three runs in the ninth to go up 6-3 and held off a Westmont rally. The Warriors added a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning.

Westmont (22-15 and 15-9 in the GSAC) will enjoy Easter weekend off and return to action next Friday, when they welcome Hope International for a pivotal four-game series.

“This weekend off is critical for us to be recovered by Monday,” said coach Robert Ruiz. “We’ve always said since the day I got here that the game in front of you is the most important game of the season, so I don’t think we’ll look at this one any different. We know Hope is a good team and they had our number last time, but I think we’re a better team now than we were then. I know our guys will be hungry and be ready to go for that series.”