Posted: Mar 01, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Keith Torres and Matt Smith each homered while Travis Adams allowed one run over seven innings in Sacramento State's 6-1 win over Santa Clara baseball in Sunday's series finale to split the four-game series.
Sacramento State (7-4) scored in four of the first five frames including a pair of two-run home runs, in the second inning by Torres and in the fifth by Smith. Adams (1-1) who started on the bump for the Hornets threw a career-high seven innings before being replaced by Jack Zalasky.
Zalasky and Stone Churby each had a three up, three down inning to close out the game.
Santa Clara (8-5) opened the contest with a run in the top of the first on Ryan McCarthy's RBI grounder, but went scoreless for the remainder of the game despite collecting nine hits but none with runners in scoring position.
Six Broncos took the mound with none throwing for more than two innings as Locke Bernhardt (0-1) who gave up the home run to Torres, was saddled with the loss.
-Brendan Ecklebarger made his first appearance of the season in the fifth inning, coming in to face Ryan Walstad for a lefty on lefty matchup and getting him to pop out to first. Walstad had homered twice in the series.
The Broncos host Cal Poly on Tuesday night. First pitch at 6 p.m. from Stephen Schott Stadium.