Baseball Tops USC; Wins Series Against Gauchos: Friday

The Anteaters trounced the Santa Barbara Gauchos Friday night 10-5.
After trailing 4-1 heading into the fifth inning, UCI bombarded Santa Barbara with a combined eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Senior second baseman Cody Cipriano hit his ninth home run of the season and drove in two runs on three hits. Senior outfielder Matt Morris also contributed with his fifth long ball of the season.
Starting pitcher Scott Gorgen improved his record to 7-2 with an eight-inning performance in which he allowed five runs and struck out nine. His performance was more than enough for the offense to out-slug the Gauchos Friday. Gorgen’s E.R.A now stands at 3.07.