Steven Silvas pitched a gem for the Jac on Friday, as the Eagles soared to victory 5 – 2 over the Lancers from Pasadena City College. Silvas worked ahead in the count on a consistent basis in all of his 7 innings of work. Working with an advantage, Silvas was able to rack up 9 strike-outs. He was extremely effective at hitting the umpire’s favorable outside corner. Silvas gave way to reliever Andrew Shepard to close this one out against the Lancers. Shepard was sharp and left little doubt of the ending of this contest, he too threw strikes early and often.
The Mt. San Jacinto club is now at 3 wins to 1 loss record on the extremely young season. The Eagles traditionally play all the toughest teams before the start of conference play. This is again the case in 2019 for the Jac. Pasadena City College is a good team and the Eagles prevailed.
Against the Lancers on Friday, the team really came together to play well in all aspects. The defense was “on its toes” as the pitchers threw strikes and mixed in breaking balls that were nasty. The offense was sufficient enough to get the job done this game. The 5 runs might not be impressive, but the quality at-bats and pitch selection, particularly early in the count was quite impressive. Craig Venable, the Jac Left-Fielder, had his second 4 hit game already, after 4 games.
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