Kingsmen Mercy Redlands Twice on Sunday; Take Series

Photo credit: Mariah Zermeno
Photo credit: Mariah Zermeno

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Cal Lutheran baseball used the mercy rule on Redlands twice on Sunday and took the series. The Kingsmen won the first game 10-0 and the second 14-4. 

In game one, the Kingsmen took it to the Bulldogs. It started on the mound as Luke Wechsler pitched all 7.0 innings. He only allowed seven hits, with one strikeout and one walk. He got the win and improved to 3-0 on the year.

Josh Quinn and Joseph Scalzo led the offense with three RBI each. Jalen Parks was next with 2 RBI and Max Heverly and Gordon Richardson had one each. Parks hit a home run in the win.

Cal Lutheran took control of the game as they scored three runs in the third inning. Heverly and Scalzo delivered the hits as Zach Lafata, Heverly and Sean Blandino scored the runs. 

The Kingsmen added one more run in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Parks homered in the fifth as the bats were rolling. The three runs became a trend as the Kingsmen scored three more in the seventh and used the mercy rule on the Bulldogs.  

John Frazier got the call in the second game and improved to 2-1 on the season as he pitched 6.0 innings. He struck out seven batters and gave up eight hits and three earned runs. 

Scalzo led the team with four RBI. Brendan Durfee and Heverly were next with two RBI and Lafata, Blandino, Kyle Reuser and Parks had one each. 

The Kingsmen jumped all over the Bulldogs and scored three runs in the first inning. After Redlands answered with four in the top of the fourth, Cal Lutheran responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. The Kingsmen scored four runs in the sixth and three in the seventh as they took the series. 

The Kingsmen won their second conference series and improved to 5-1 in SCIAC and 10-3 overall.  

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