(Glendora, CA) In a high-scoring contest that took 12 innings to settle, Mt. SAC (19-16) came away with a 13-11 non-conference win over Citrus (14-18-1) in Glendora on Tuesday.
With the bases loaded in the top of the first, Tyus Santa Anna (3-for-7, 6 RBI, 2 R, HR) homered to give the Mounties a 4-0 lead. The Owls responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to set the pace for the scoring that followed.
The teams exchanged leads and tied the score several times throughout the game, setting the stage for a dramatic finish.
Trailing 11-9 with two out in the ninth, Mt. SAC pinch hitter Omar Veloz (1-for-2, 2 RBI, SB) singled home Micahel Rosales and Caleb Eills (1-for-2, R) to knot the score at 11, sending the game into extra innings. Rosales and Eills executed a double steal earlier in the inning to put both players in scoring position for Veloz.
With two outs, runners on first and second in the top of the 12th, Santa Anna singled to left, driving Albert Luevano (3-for-5, 3 R) and Michael Sandoval (2-for-6, RBI, 3 R) home following an error by Citrus' left fielder. The play gave the Mounties a 13-11 lead that reliever Steven Ordorica (4 IP, 0 R, 4 K) protected by retiring the side in order in the bottom of the inning. Ordorica got the win, improving his record to 4-1 on the season.
Tristan Thomas (2-for-3, 2 RBI) also played well offensively for Mt. SAC.
The Mounties and Owls will face off again on Thursday, April 18, at Art Mazmanian Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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