Tritons Cap Strong Fall With Doubleheader Sweep Of UC Irvine
The Tritons finished off their fall schedule with a pair of games against the UC Irvine Anteaters
Sunday at University High School in Irvine, Alex Uy’s old stomping grounds. A sloppy start -
literally and figuratively - was quickly overcome in a pair of blowouts.
With the conditions of the homeplate area questionable at best, pitching dominated the game
early. Neither scored until the third, when senior Miguel Moreno singled home a run. UC Irvine
answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. The score would remain tied until
the sixth. Freshman Josh Muck scored on an error to start the scoring. Sophomore Kenta Okada’s
fielder’s choice scored another, Alex Uy walked a run home, and Moreno had an RBI sacrifice
fly. A wild pitch brought home the fifth run of the inning. UCSD added five more in the seventh
to further pull away. Senior Joey Flores had a run scoring double, senior Ray Estrada scored
Flores with a single, freshman Curtis Faletti plated a pair on a single, and Moreno collected his
third RBI of the game to finish off the scoring. An immaculate inning from freshman Darryl
Contrano finished off the blowout. Freshmen Michael Robichaux and Kai Sawamura, plus senior
Matt Hosino also helped stifle the Irvine lineup.
Game 1: Tritons 11 Anteaters 1
The Tritons’ wouldn’t wait as long to get the bats going in the afternoon tilt. Jonathan Lutz had a
first inning RBI single to put the Tritons up. In the second, freshman Andrew Xiao nabbed an
RBI with a sac fly and senior Jacob Springman brought home a run on a single. A run also
scored on an error in the inning. After a scoreless third, the offense would explode in the fourth.
Josh Muck drove in two runs with a single, Darryl Contrano and sophomore Adan Estrada had
RBI singles, Xiao collected another RBI with a single, and Muck plated two more with another
single. Eight runs crossed the plate in the fourth for UCSD. Senior Josh Fonseca brought home
two more runs with a double in the fifth. Freshman Jarrett Thompson, Ray Estrada, sophomore
Jordan Doole, and senior David Gomez combined to hold the Anteaters to one run.
Game 2: Tritons 14 Anteaters 1 (5)
The Tritons finish the fall with a 10-3 record, identical to last year’s fall season, except this year
they claimed a tournament championship. The So-Pac South Conference season begins in
February against the San Diego State Aztecs. The non-conference schedule will be finalized at a
later date. Thanks to all the fans who came out to support us in the fall! See you next year!