Panthers drop two games to Cal Lutheran

Joey Harmon (Photo by Larry Newman)
Joey Harmon (Photo by Larry Newman)

Panthers drop two games to Cal Lutheran

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman men's baseball team dropped a pair of games to Cal Lutheran Saturday afternoon at Hart Park. The Panthers were shutout 3-0 in the first game and couldn't quite rally in the second, losing 4-3.

Game 1: Chapman 0, Cal Lutheran 3

Sophomore Joey Harmon was throwing a no-hitter through five innings, but the streak was broken in the sixth when he allowed a solo home run to Cal Lutheran's Trey Saito. The Kingsmen added two more runs in the ninth inning to secure the victory.

Junior Jared Love went 2-for-2 with two singles.

Game 2: Chapman 3, Cal Lutheran 4

Cal Lutheran started off strong in the second game, scoring two runs in the top of the first. The Panthers capitalized on a key error in the fourth to take the lead 3-2. Junior Justin Stream, sophomore Tristan Kevitch and freshman Joe Jimenez all recorded one RBI to help Chapman's offensive push.

The Kingsmen came right back though, tying up the game up in the fifth inning and taking the lead in the sixth.

Jimenez went 3-for-4 with three singles, while senior Tyler Cook went 2-for-4 with two singles.

The Panthers will return to Hart Park on Fri. April 7 for the first game of a three-game conference series against Caltech.

by Katie Bell
Sports Information Assistant

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