(Walnut, CA) For the third game in a row, the Mt. SAC Baseball Team scored in double figures, with the latest a 13-5 victory over Compton College on April 12 at Mazmanian Field in a South Coast Conference crossover contest.
The Mounties, who are No. 5 in the latest (April 9) CCCSIA poll, also defeated Compton 15-2 and Chaffey College 13-3 in that three-game scoring frenzy.
In a big series, the Mounties defeated Chaffey two out of three games.
"That Chaffey series was very competitive and both teams fought hard," Mt. SAC coach John Knott said.
"It was nice to win and bounce back after Thursday's loss and I was excited to see how much passion our guys brought on Saturday (13-3 win)."
"Each conference opponent will be a challenge and the goal is to play one pitch at a time and see where we end up."
In the 15-2 win over Compton, Mason Corneliussen (9-0) won his ninth game without a loss this season. The sophomore is second in state with nine wins.
"Mason has been extremely consistent this season," Knott said. "He has mixed his pitches for strikes and has done a great job keeping our defense on their toes.
"He has pitched with a lot of confidence and has done an excellent job keeping opposing hitters off balance."
Mt. SAC begins its final two, three-game series' against Rio Hondo today (April 17) and will conclude with second-place East Los Angeles next week, beginning April 24.
The Mounties hold a three and a half-game lead over ELAC with a 13-3 conference record and are 25-9 overall and are currently the seventh-highest team in scoring in the state with 274 runs.
In the latest 13-run outburst against Compton, the Mounties banged out 12 hits with four players (Elijah Greene, 2 for 5; Anthony Walters, 2 for 4; Brandon Bradshaw, 2 for 4 and Quinn Cotter, 2 for 3) leading the way.
Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, the Mounties had their biggest scoring output in any one inning since 2013, with 10 runs for the 10-2 lead.
In the 10-run inning, nine batters safely reached base for the Mounties as they sent 15 to the plate.
Greene and Bradshaw each doubled in the inning, with Bradshaw collecting two hits (Dbl. and a Single).
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