CYPRESS, CA – The Cypress College baseball team (24-8, 9-6 OEC) finished off their series against Fullerton College (8-21, 3-12 OEC) with a 4-0 victory at home on Saturday, completing a 3-game sweep of the Hornets. It is the Chargers' first series sweep and their first shutout victory of the season.
Adrian Chaidez (W, 7-0) got the start and the win for Cypress on the mound, tossing 6 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits with 7 strikeouts on the day. Cristian Lopez earned his first save of the season, allowing 1 hit and collecting 3 strikeouts in the final 3 innings.
The Chargers jumped out on top quickly, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Eric Bigani (1-for-4, RBI) drove in the first run of the day on hard-hit RBI single to left center field. Jack Gardner (1-for-3) followed that up with a double to left field, which was bobbled by the Hornets' outfielder, allowing Bigani to score from first.
Cypress extended their lead with one on and two out in the bottom of the fourth. Following a Gardner walk, Hayden Winters (1-for-3, HR, 2RBI) hit a two-run bomb to center field, giving the Chargers a 4-0 lead.
Cypress baseball will resume Orange Empire Conference action in a series with Golden West College next week. Schedule is as follows:
Game 1 – Tuesday 4/9 vs. Golden West | 2:00pm
Game 2 – Thursday 4/11 @ Golden West | 2:00pm
Game 3 – Friday 4/12 vs. Golden West | 12:00pm
NOTE* Prior to Saturday's game, the Cypress College Baseball program honored longtime Fullerton College Head Coach, Nick Fuscardo, on a tremendous 33-year career. It was Fuscardo's last time facing his district rival, as he plans to retire following the 2019 season.
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