The 2019 PCAC baseball crown will be decided in the next couple of days. With six games remaining in the regular season, San Diego Mesa College (15-3) holds a slight lead over Southwestern College (16-5).
The Olympians have been playing solid baseball in April, having only dropped one game against Chaffey College 9-4 on Saturday. The team has also been outscoring their opponents 53 to 28.
On Tuesday, the Olympians defeated LA Mission 13-1. They followed that performance with a thrilling victory that came at the bottom of the eighth inning over LA Pierce 9-8 on Thursday.
The game against LA Pierce will go down as an instant classic. Headed into the bottom of the eighth inning with the scored tied at 8-8, Victor Ceniceros directed a hard single to right field. Cyrus Fullen followed with another single to right field advancing Ceniceros to second base. Dominick Buso was successful in laying down a perfect bunt, reaching first base safely, loading the bases. Kevin Linge, who’s currently batting .336 with 20 RBI’s drew a bases-loaded walk to force home the game winning run.
That was all the Olympians needed as Riley Aggson replaced Dylan Ross (1-0) to earn his 3rd save of the year.
Statistically, Mesa leads the conference in the following categories:
Batting Average: .310
Runs Scored 227
CURRENT PCAC STANDINGS
SD Mesa College 15-3
Southwestern College 16-5
Palomar College 12-6
Mt. San Jacinto College 10-8
Grossmont College 10-8
San Bernardino Valley College 9-9
SD City College 8-10
Imperial Valley College 3-18
College of the Desert 1-17
REMAINING 2019 GAMES
Tuesday, April 16 vs. SD City College @ Mesa College 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 @ SD City College 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 vs. SD City College @ Mesa College 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 @ Palomar College 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 vs. Palomar College @ Mesa College 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26 @ Palomar College 2:00 p.m.