Westmont Baseball swept a doubleheader with The Master’s at Russ Carr Field to extend its winning streak to 17 games and go to 17-1 on the season. The Warriors, who are now 6-0 in Golden State Athletic Conference play, are in the midst of the longest winning streak in program history and the best start to any Westmont Baseball season.
Westmont took the first game by a score of 4-1, then won 3-0 in the back end of the doubleheader.
Freshman Bryan Peck started on the bump for the Warriors in the first game, allowing just one run on two hits over seven innings. Peck struck out three and walked one while picking up his third win over the year (3-0).
Gabe Arteaga took over mound duties in the top of the eighth and earned his first save this year. Arteaga pitched two scoreless innings, walked one and struck out two without allowing a hit.
Westmont started the scoring in the second inning after Josh Rego led off with a single to center field. After Parker O’Neil’s sacrifice bunt advanced Rego to second, Justin Rodriguez moved Rego to third on a ground out to short. Finn Snyder then stepped to the plate and delivered an RBI-single to center field.
In the bottom of the third, Haw led off and reached on an error when the Mustang’s left fielder over ran a deep fly ball. Brady Renck followed Haw and powered a ball over the fence in right center for a two-run home run. The blast was Renck’s eighth extra-base hit in five games.
With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Thomas Rudinsky was hit by a pitch. Rudinsky advanced another base when a pitch also plunked Rego, O’Neil then picked up an RBI with a double to right, making the score 4-0 in favor of the home team.
The Master’s picked up their only run in the top of the seventh when Miles Henderson knocked an RBI-single into left to scored Evan Banks from second.
In the second game, Westmont scored all the runs it would need in the first inning. With one away, Renck singled to center field, then advanced to third on a single by Simon Reid. Rudinsky’s single to center drove in Renck and moved Reid over to second. With Dusty Schraeder pinch running for Reid, both runners advanced on a ground out to third. That put Reid in position to score on wild pitch. Schraeder then scored on a triple to right field by O’Neil, making the score 3-0.
Westmont pitchers Eric Oseguera and Alex Blaszyk pitched a combined shutout for the Warriors. Oseguera was credited with the win after pitching four innings and allowing just four hits. He walked one and struck out one. Blaszyk pitched three perfect innings, retiring the side in order back-to-back-to-back. He struck out four of the nine batters he faced.
The Mustangs and Warriors will continue their four-game series Saturday with another doubleheader at Russ Carr Field, beginning at 11:00 a.m.