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Warriors break skid with big win over Compton College

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The EC men’s baseball team came alive offensively in a game that saw the team put down a season-high 20 hits, in route to a 15-0 shut-out win versus Compton College on Tuesday, April 24 at Warrior Field.

The Warriors (22-16, 11-9) snapped a three-game losing streak with their first win of a three-game conference series with the Tartars (9-29, 1-19).

“A win always feels good, can’t ever complain about one,” starting pitcher Kenneth Haus said. “It was a big team effort today and we’ll be looking to take the momentum into Thursday”.

Haus threw eight shutout innings for the Warriors, allowing only two hits while picking up nine strikeouts, and his eighth win of the season.

“He’s been our ace all year,” outfielder Joseph Borges said of Haus. “Last year he came out of the (bull)pen but this year he came in expecting a starting role and has taken that opportunity.”

The first runs of the game came off of a Matthew Beserra three-run home run in the second inning, which set the tone for the rest of the game.

The Warriors scored at least one run in four of the remaining six innings, including a six-run bottom eighth.

“Last Thursday, we couldn’t clinch (the win) at the end (of the game) and it was tough,” Cody Wissler said. “Fortunately today we all took really good at-bats and let the game come to us.”

Ten of the Warrior batters recorded a hit on offense and six of those batters recorded multiple hits for the game.

Diego Alarcon, went 4-6 with one run and one RBI, Matthew Beserra went 3-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs, including his 4th home run of the season and Cody Wissler went 3-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Borges hit his first home run of the year and went 2-6 at the plate with two runs and four RBIs, Jose Ruiz Jr. went 2-4 and scored two runs and Jordan Folgers went 2-5 at the plate and scored two runs.

“It’s always important to come out strong and come out swinging,” Haus said. “Everyone just has to be ready to go.”

Next up for the Warriors is their second to last game of the regular season and final road game of the regular season on Thursday, April 26 at Compton College. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

EDITORS NOTE: This headline was edited for accuracy, and grammatical errors.

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Samuel Hill, Senior Staff Writer
Samuel Hill is in his fourth semester at El Camino College and in his second semester at The Union newspaper. He enjoys writing about sports and hard news stories. He also plays mens volleyball at ECC.
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Warriors break skid with big win over Compton College