Cycle helps Indians roll to home sweep
McCOOK, Neb. — Starting pitcher Jacob Lombardelli pitched a four-hit shutout Wednesday in a 3-0 win in the opening game of a doubleheader with Hastings College JVs and Jake Sanford smashed home runs in both games besides hitting for the cyle in game two Tuesday.’
MCC 3, Hastings College JV 0: Starting pitcher Jacob Lombardelli (Windsor, Colo.) pitched a four-hit shutout in the opening game of a doubleheader. The freshman right-hander held the Broncos to four singles, walked three and struck out five.
MCC scored a run on two Hastings errors in the first inning and added two runs in the third on Jake Sanford’s (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) two-run home run.
The Indians were held to four hits in the first game. Dalton Bartling (Ashland, Neb.) had a double, Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) and Jacob Reid (Mississauga, Ontario) both singled.
MCC 10, Hastings College JV 8: Jake Sanford (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) singled in the first inning, doubled in the third inning, hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and delivered an RBI-triple in the sixth inning to cap off a cycle, and a five-for-seven afternoon with 5 RBIs and 14 total bases.
MCC trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jacob Reid (Mississauga, Ontario) delivered a two-run double to give MCC the 8-6 lead. Sanford followed with his fourth hit of the game (the triple).
The Indians smacked out 10 hits in the second game. In addition to Sanford’s four, Jason Hill (Surrey, British Columbia) had a double and single in the game. Michael Sookdeo (Brampton, Ontario) tripled, Reid doubled, Dalton Bartling (Ashland, Neb.) doubled with four RBIs, and Johnny Giunta (Milton, Ontario) singled.
Kaden Sitzman (McCook) started on the mound and went 3.2 innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Casey Quagliano (Colby, Kan.) picked up the win in relief pitching 2.1 innings, allowing four hits and one earned run.
MCC improves to 8-9 on the season having won five in a row and six of the last seven. The Indians hit the road for a game at Norfolk against Northeast Community College then hit the road this weekend for a three-game set at La Junta against Otero Junior College.