On a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field, the Warriors’ bullpen was treated to great seats for a doubleheader against Arizona Christian (8-18, 8-16 GSAC) and allowed to sit back and enjoy the Golden State Athletic Conference games as spectators – except for one of the 16 innings.
Westmont starter Daniel Butler (3-0) pitched eight innings in the opening game, giving up just one run on seven hits as the #21 Warriors (22-7, 16-6) posted a 3-1 victory over the Firestorm. Butler struck out five and allowed just one walk. Closer Hector Lujan made the only appearance from the pen, facing just three batters in the ninth to record his fourth save of the year.
In the second of the twin bill, Andrew Vasquez threw a complete seven-inning game shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out 13 of the Firestorm’s batters. Vasquez improved his record to 5-1 as the Warriors posted a 5-0 win. Saturday’s wins completed a three-game sweep of the Firestorm.
Westmont first baseman Alex Bush produced a one-out double in the opening inning of the first game and then advanced to third when Will Barring flied out to deep right field. Bush later scored on a wild pitch.