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Baseball takes opening game of SCC series with Long Beach

Second baseman, Will Bermudez with the put out at 2nd base.
Second baseman, Will Bermudez with the put out at 2nd base.

(Walnut, CA) In the first of a three-game South Coast Conference series, host Mt. San Antonio College (10-5, 2-2) defeated Long Beach City College (8-7, 3-1) by the score of 11-5 on Tuesday, March 1.

Trailing 5-1 through five, the Vikings rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth to close the gap to one, 5-4. The Mounties responded with four in the bottom half of the inning and two more in the seventh to seal the win.

Top Mt. SAC hitters included CJ Ontiveros (2-3, R, 3 RBI, 2B), Blake Borgogno (1-2, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B), and Art Ruiz (1-3, 3 R, 2B). Elijah Pelayo (1-4, R, RBI) stole a base for the Mounties.

Starting pitcher Michael Flores (5-1) picked up the win, throwing 5.2 innings while striking out three.

Game 2 of the series will take place in Long Beach on Thursday, March 3, at 2 p.m., and the final game will be on Saturday, March 5, at 12 p.m. in Walnut.

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