No. 1 UC San Diego Wins Elimination Game Against No. 2 West Chester 8-6
A game after being limited to only three hits, the Tritons got multiple hits from six student-athletes. Brandon Gregorich had a team-high three hits while Vance Albitz, Josh Tanner, Garrett Imeson, Robert Sedin and Tim Mort had two hits apiece. Imeson’s RBI single in the first was his 300th of his career.
In the UCSD first, Albitz was hit by a pitch to lead off the game and advanced to second on a balk. With one out, Imeson sent career hit No. 300 to left field for an RBI and UCSD went up 1-0. Gregorich would follow with a double but the next two Tritons were retired to end the inning.
With two outs in the UCSD third, Evan Kehoe doubled off the base of the left field wall for an RBI and UCSD went ahead 2-0. Sedin followed with a hard ground ball up the middle that got away from the shortstop and two more Tritons would run around the bases to score unearned runs and UCSD went up 4-0.
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With two outs in the UCSD sixth, Albitz singled and Tanner bunted for a single down the third base line. Imeson followed with a single through the right side, his second RBI of the game and UCSD went ahead 5-1.
With one out in the UCSD seventh, Sedin homered off the left field foul pole and UCSD led 6-1.
The Tritons got an insurance run in the eighth as Mort singled and advanced to second on a sac bunt. Mort would steal third with one out and scored on Tanner’s RBI single to center and for the 7-1 score. With two outs, Gregorich singled to right field to plate Tanner and UCSD led 8-1.
Rossman nearly got a complete game but gave up a bases loaded single and WCU was within 8-2 and the bases remained loaded. Ryland MacFadyen entered but Matt Baer hit a grand slam to pull WCU within 8-6. MacFadyen got the final out on a ground ball to third as UCSD had its NCAA D-II CWS Championships win.
UCSD is back in action on Wednesday against tonight’s loser between Lynn and Dowling. Wednesday’s game will be slated for a 3:00 p.m. (EDT) first pitch in