California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Otters baseball hosted game two of their four-game series against California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) on Saturday April 9. The Otters won the game with a final score of 18-12.
The Golden Eagles were able to establish a solid lead early in the game, scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning. The Otters tried to catch up during their turn at bat at the bottom of the first inning, but were only able to score two runs from Chase Lindemann (#9) and Brady Miguel (#3).
CSULA continued to keep CSUMB at bay, maintaining their lead until the top of the sixth inning. LA’s scoring streak plateaued at 12 runs, compared to the CSUMB’s 9 runs. The Otters saw an opportunity to close the gap and thanks to Jacob Martin (#23), Nico Hartojo (#8) and Nathan Flores (#12), the game was tied in the bottom of the sixth inning with 12 runs apiece.
The Otters continued to further their lead through the bottom of the eighth inning. Kyle Guerra (#7) scored the final run for CSUMB after hitting a single out to right field, later stealing second base and reaching third base off a fielding error. Guerra reached home base when Hartojo hit a single to left field.
CSULA wasn’t able to close the score gap for the remainder of the game and Monterey was able to maintain their two-run lead.