Tritons Sweep University of Arizona
Saturday, April 11, 2015
This past weekend, your Tritons kept up their winning ways by sweeping the Wildcats in a home series at Valhalla High School. In the first 9-inning game, senior Scott Rees took the mound and battled through five innings to keep the Tritons in the game. The Tritons were down 5-4 going into the fifth inning when they broke out for 3 runs thanks to errors by the Wildcats and timely hitting. The last three innings were shut down by birthday boy Kevin Nieh and walked off, thanks to a Matthew Demarest two-RBI hit as the Tritons exploded for 8 runs in the 7th inning to mercy the Wildcats 15-5.
In the second game, junior Marc Lopez got the start and got roughed up early by giving up a three-run home run early in the first inning. But he battled back to the tune of 9 strikeouts and kept the Tritons once again in the game 5-5. Senior Kevin Goulette came up clutch in the bottom of the sixth inning with a pinch-hit two-out double to drive in the go ahead run and junior Andrew Hinkle came on in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the one-run lead and earn the save. The Tritons won the second game 6-5.
In the last game on Sunday, sophomore Yousef Koutnik took the mound and had a scoreless start through five innings. The Tritons scored 2 runs in the first inning and never looked back with 6 more throughout the next three innings. With key defensive plays from junior Simon Barrera and the Triton defense, Yousef navigated through the Wildcats lineup in time for the Tritons to score the 10th run in the fourth inning and finish the game off with another mercy in 5 innings. The Tritons won the last game 10-0.
The Tritons look to continue their quest for a postseason berth by visiting the Long Beach State Dirtbags this upcoming weekend. Game times are Saturday at 10am and 1pm @ The Pyramid Field on Long Beach State Campus and 10am again on Sunday @ Long Beach City College. We hope to see all our traveling fans there!
Mar 7 - Tritons Sweep Cal State Fullerton
Feb 14 - Carnival Classic
Feb 8 - Last Pre-Season Game before UCSB Tournament