(Walnut, CA) Host Mt. San Antonio College (26-7) closed out a two-game non-conference series against Citrus College (15-19) with a 7-5 come-from-behind victory on Thursday, April 14. The Mounties also defeated the Owls, 11-8, on Wednesday, April 13.
Trailing 5-4 through seven on Thursday, Mt. SAC rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good. A double by Will Bermudez (1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and a triple by Brent Cota (3-5, R, RBI) fueled the Mountie rally in the eighth.
Five Mountie pitchers took the mound, but it was Trent Merrill (3-0) who got the win, throwing two innings of relief, allowing no runs, and striking out two. Damian Torres (0.2 IP, 0 R, 1 SO) earned his first save of the season. Starter Michael Flores (9-1) had a rough outing, allowing three runs (all earned) in two innings while striking out three.
Mt. SAC returns to action in a non-conference game at home against Ventura College (19-14) on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.
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