T-Bird baseball starts season 9-0

MesaCC Legend

The Official Student Newspaper of Mesa Community College


T-Bird baseball starts season 9-0

Rene Gomez

T-Bird baseball completed a four game sweep over the last four days taking two from the Arizona State Baseball Club on Feb. 8 at home, and two over Colorado Northwestern on Feb. 9 and 10 at home.

Mesa now sits at 7-0 for the season with a favorable home schedule.

Freshman starting pitcher Joseph Carvalho threw five scoreless innings, giving up only one hit, and struck out six batters.

“I was a little off; the first inning I threw too many pitches, but other than that I felt good,” Carvalho said.

The T-Birds found offense very early as Mesa put six of their eight runs on the board in the first inning, and from there the T-Birds never looked back.

Of the 33 at-bats Mesa had the team had 12 total hits, drew five walks and only struck out twice.

Casey Moses led all batters with three RBIs, and Cole Loncar had two RBIs with his two runs scored.

Drew LaComb also had a great day batting leadoff getting three hits and two runs scored in his five at-bats.

The second game of the doubleheader was a 14-4 win for Mesa as they scored several runs in the later innings.

Sean McGuire won his second start of the season and tossed 4.2 innings, gave up four runs on seven hits (three runs earned), and struck out seven.

Danny Garlid and Moses both had three RBIs, and Shawn Maloney added two.

Moses also could not miss as he went five for five in the second game.

Garlid went two for four with three runs scored, and Levi Larmour went two for four and also scored twice.

“I think we have a really good team with good chemistry and every guy on the team likes each other,” starting pitcher John Havird said.

Against Colorado Northwestern Mesa won 6-3 with James Anderson getting the start and went five innings and allowed three runs on four hits (two runs earned).

Jordan Zimmerman and Marios Mylonas both went two for four, but most of the Mesa runs scored were from errors.

On Feb. 10 the T-Birds extended their win streak to eight with a 5-0 shutout over Colorado Northwestern.

Havird pitched five scoreless innings allowing only three hits and struck out four.

Loncar and Chad Leonard each had two RBIs and both went two for two with a double for both players.

The T-Bird bullpen got four efficient innings from Garrett Bowman, Evan Fresquez, and Daniel Lutz.

The three relievers combined for three strikeouts and only allowed one hit and two walks.

Of the 32 batters faced, only four hit safely and two others had a base on balls.

Mesa’s next home doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 versus the Glendale Gauchos.


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