double play to end the first inning got George Washington Prep (0-3) back into
the dugout, but not before the Santa Monica Vikings (5-3) assaulted them with
six runs to run away with a 18-1 victory over the Generals at home Saturday afternoon.
obtaining their only hit of the game, the Generals held a very early 1-0 lead
in the first inning and that seemed to upset the Vikings pitching.
Jimenez and two relievers would strike out 16 batters during a span of 19
batters retired in a row. This overwhelming pitching made for an offensive
Santa Monica head coach Kurt Schwengel said that he expected this from the Vikings.
be the result every time, “ said Schwengel. “Facing all left-handed pitchers
was really good for us, it gets us ready for our next game.”
started with lead-off man Alex Turner who hit a single to start the first inning. Five consecutive base hits for the Vikings followed.
Nobu Suzuki then drove in the first two
runs of the game with one of his two singles.
Mason Landis followed up with an RBI triple and Jonathan Rakulijic's RBI single put the Vikings in control
of the game with a commanding 5-1 lead.
to get us on the board first,” said Suzuki. “We were definitely the better team
so I think we showed that today.”
hits as a team, the Vikings put up another six runs in the fifth inning putting
the game far beyond arms reach.
A completely overmatched Generals
team had no chance to rebound from the offensive firepower that was produced
from a complete Vikings line-up. With a lack of pitching and no offense, George
Washington found themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided game.
real aggressive today,” said Schwengel. “Its great to have guys like Turner and
Suzuki who are hitting machines, it adds a dimension to our line-up.”
Samohi starter Nick Jimenez tossed
four shutout innings while striking out eight batters and earning the win.
Relief pitcher Danny Galvan was
dominant in his two innings out of the bullpen, striking out five of the six
batters he retired.
Suzuki recorded two hits, two
runs, a stolen base and three RBI’s.
Turner set the table for the
offense with two hits, three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI.
The Vikings will get ready to face
a strong Serra (7-3) team backed by the pitching of the third top player in the
nation Tuesday at 3 p.m.
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