Baseball | 03/05/2021
BSB: Late Surge Nets Matadors Split with GateWay
|Arizona Western College||4|
|GateWay Community College||6|
MESA, Ariz---12 runs over the final two innings earned the Arizona Western Matadors (12-4 overall, 4-2 ACCAC) a split with the GateWay Geckos (2-8 overall, 2-4 ACCAC) Friday afternoon at Gene Autry Park.
The Matador offense had trouble putting big innings together in the first 13 innings of the double-header, dropping the opening contest 6-4 to a fiesty GateWay squad.
But the Matadors, sparked by a three-run homer in the seventh inning of game two by Oliver Frias, opened up what was a 3-2 ballgame, turning it into a 15-3 route with 12 runs in their final two at-bats.
Bobby Vath was solid for AWC, tossing seven innings of two-run baseball, striking out 5 to improve to 2-1.
Jarrod Belbin, Delanno Selassa and Jeandro Tromp each had multi-hit, multi-rbi games in the win.
Arizona Western is back to conference action on Tuesday, hosting Chandler-Gilbert at Kammann Field in Yuma at Noon.