By Tim Peterson
(Glendora)- Azusa Pacific scored four runs in the fifth inning to break it open and cruised to a 9-3 win over visiting Holy Names to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.
Leading 4-1 heading into the fifth, Spencer Rasmussen led off with a walk. With one out Omar Lopez was hit by a pitch and Will Stroud doubled to left to plate Rasmussen. Diego Frey then laid down a bunt to get another run home and after George Christison walked Carson Collett singled to drive in a run. Christison eventually scored on a wild pitch. By the time the dust had settled the Cougars were up 8-1.
They added one more in the sixth when Rasmussen parked one over the wall in right field for a home run.
Holy Names got on the board first when Esai Santos walked, worked his way to third and scored on a bunt by Nico Capsaliaris.
Azusa Pacific took the lead for good with three in the third inning. Tyus Santa Anna singled to score Christison who led off with a double. Jeffrey Castillo reached on a fielder’s choice and Rasmussen doubled. Casey O’Laughlin singled to drive in two.
Castillo singled home Christison in the fourth to make it 4-1. The Cougs then put it away with the four-run fifth.
Holy Names added a couple of runs in the seventh on a home run by Dominic Cervantes and an RBI double by Jesus Hernandez.
The Cougars used four pitchers to get the job done. Joey Frey started and went one and two-thirds innings. Taylor Ouelette, Michael Gill and Alfredo Frey went the rest of the way. Gill and Alfredo Frey each went two innings but Ouelette picked up the win.
For Holy Names Mitch Benson went four and one-third innings before being relieved by Harry Tooze. Steven Palermo went the last inning.
Azusa Pacific had 10 hits to go along with the 9 runs. Holy Names had 3 runs and 8 hits.
The Cougars won the first game of the doubleheader 4-0 and are now 16-10 overall and in first place in the PacWest Conference at 9-3. Holy Names is 14-9 and 4-4.
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So many local kids! Great job Cougs!