Laguna finished its spring break with Grady Morgan delivering a dramatic “walk-off” home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Breakers to a 3-2 victory and the series sweep of Calvary Chapel (7-13, 4-5) on Wednesday, April 19, at home.
Blake Burzell started the game, pitching six innings, giving up two earned runs, striking out four. Ashton Goddard pitched the seventh inning facing three batters and Cutter Clawson the eighth inning for the win. The victory was Laguna’s 15th straight over the Eagles and Laguna now leads the series 33-14.
This past week the Breakers face Godinez (1-6, 6-13) in a pair of games at the Grizzly field Tuesday, April 25, and host Godinez Friday, April 28. Next week is the Costa Mesa series with the third place Mustangs (10-12, 5-3).
Dante Faicchio’s senior season is approaching a record. The current record for games played is 113 set by Chris Paul (2008-11), who is currently playing for the Ft. Myers A team in the Florida State League. Through the Calvary series, Faicchio has played in 110 games and could break the mark May 5. Laguna is playing in their 79th season and Dante currently ranks second all-time in career hits, runs, and doubles.
Statistical Leaders after 22 Games:
Batting Average: .456 Dustin Angus, .405 – Dante Faicchio, .400 – Kolton Freeman, .379 Grady Morgan
Hits: 36 – Dustin Angus
Doubles: 14 – Dante Faicchio
Triples: 5 – Dustin Angus
Home Runs: 3 – Dante Faicchio
Runs: 34 – Dante Faicchio
Stolen Bases: 8 – Dustin Angus
RBI – 26 – Dustin Angus
Wins – 5 – Blake Burzell
ERA: 2.04 – Jack Loechner, 2.19 – Lance Stewart, 2.54 – Blake Burzell
Innings: 41.1 – Blake Burzell, 37.2 Jack Loechner, 17.1 – Remy Mackel, 16 – Lance Stewart
Strikeouts: 45 – Burzell, 38 – J. Loechner, 15 – Ashton Goddard
Team Batting Ave is .347
Team ERA is 3.06