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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Baseball team won their fourth straight game Tuesday led by junior Tim Turpen (Chino Hills, Calif.) who threw a complete game shutout beating Vassar College 9-0 at Hugh B. Mendez Stadium.
The right hander from Chino Hills, Calif. picked up his second win on the season giving up five hits, while striking out a career high eight.
The Purple & Gold move to 13-9, 4-8 SCIAC and are now 9-1 in non-conference games.
After three scoreless innings the Poets finally answered in the bottom half of the 4th off the bat of Michael Angulo (Sunnyvale, Calif.) who sent a high fastball over the left field fence for a two-run blast, making it two straight games he has gone yard.
The very next inning Whittier struck again this time for four runs on three hits. Matthew Macey (Oceanside, Calif.) started things off with a double to left center and Brandon Mulrooney (Placentia, Calif.) followed with a walk. Angulo moved both runners over with a groundout and Macey would then come in off a passed ball. The very next batter Jarryd Samsing (Buckeye, AZ) would draw a base on balls putting runners on the corners and after a stolen base Steven Castro (Long Beach, Calif.) would drive in another with a sacrifice fly to center, Nick Krska (Happy Valley, OR) would single up the middle and Dmitri Washington (Peoria, AZ) would triple down the right field line capping off the big inning.
But Whittier wasn't done there as they would tack on another in the 6th with Angulo singling through the left side. Then in the 7th the game was put out of reach as Mason Blansett (Lodi, Calif.) would double in Will Reader (San Francisco, Calif.) straight away before coming in himself on a wild pitch.
Angulo finished 2-4 scoring once and driving in three. Lamar was 2-3 with a run scored and Mulrooney was 1-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Krska who came in later in the game as a defensive sub finished 1-2 with an RBI and a run and Samsing was 1-3 with a run scored and a walk.
Whittier remains in non-conference play this Sunday, March 25 when they host Williams in a doubleheader with game times set for 11:00am and 2:30pm.