George Fox takes Concordia Classic, Centenary also a winner

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George Fox's AJ Atherton allowed just two hits
and one run in his 5.1 innings of work, while
striking out five batters and walking two.

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George Fox completed the Concordia Texas Baseball Classic against Rhodes and came away with a 3-1 victory over the Lynx. It was the AJ show as AL Atherton limited the Lynx to two hits in 5.1 innings and AJ Valencia lead all hitters with two hits. Schreiner scored five runs in the first inning and made it stand up as the Mounteers defeated Concordia Texas in the finale of the Concordia Classic on Sunday.

After 32 innings this past weekend of never facing a deficit, the question of how the No. 20 Gents would respond has been answered. The Maroon and White fell behind 3-2 after five innings of game one against Pacific, but a four-run sixth catapulted Centenary to an 8-2 victory in the first game Sunday. In the weekend finale, the Gents scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first against Whitworth and never looked back in a 6-2 win.

Linfield evened their record against SCIAC opponents, defeating Occidental 9-1 in the Tigers season opener at Anderson Field on Sunday. Ethan Jones, the Linfield starter kept the Tiger bats at bay, allowing just a pair of hits against, who went 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts and just the one earned run in the win. Dylan Peters finished the game for Linfield, going 2.1 perfect innings.

It was a high-scoring game between the University of Dallas and Sul Ross State, with both teams plating a combined 17 runs through the first three innings. The University of Dallas threatened late with the bases loaded in the ninth, but a groundout double play ended the game with Sul Ross State prevailing 14-12.

Whitman starting pitcher Henry Lin was dialed at Arce Field, the home of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The senior righty threw five scoreless innings, not allowing a hit until the fourth, while the Blues attack scored the first dozen of what would become a 19-6 non-conference victory of the host stags. The victory concludes Whitman's season-opening trip into Southern California, and evens the team's record at 2-2 with a second consecutive victory. The loss ends a two-game win streak by the Stags.

Pomona-Pitzer defeated non-conference opponent Willamette 7-4 at Alumni Field. With the win, the Sagehens finish their opening weekend with a 3-1 overall record. The Sagehens were led by Jeremiah Quezada who continued his hot start of 2018 with a 2-4 performance including a three-run homer. Nolan McCafferty also blasted his first home run of the season with a solo shot off of the foul pole.