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Mounties start strong, cruise to win over Irvine Valley

Baseball team huddle up after scoring a couple of runs
Photo Courtesy of DavesSportsImate

(Irvine, CA) Seven runs in the first two innings proved to be enough as Mt. SAC (13-12) captured an 8-3 win over host Irvine Valley (11-12-2) on Tuesday, May 25.

Several players led the Mountie offense, including Manny Casillas (3-4, R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI), Sebastian Garcia (2-3), Art Ruiz (2-4, R, RBI), and Jason Flores (2-5, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI). Nick Lugo (1-4, R) also had a double in the winning effort.

Starter Matt Mattingly (1-1) picked up the win for Mt. SAC, striking out four in three innings and allowing two runs, both earned.

Game 2 of the four-game series between the teams will take place on Thursday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Orange County Great Park Stadium in Irvine. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no spectators will be allowed.

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For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.