PASADENA, Calif. - The Benedictine University at Mesa baseball team kept pace in the California Pacific Conference race, sweeping Providence Christian in a doubleheader, 12-2, 11-7, in California on Saturday afternoon.
The Redhawks used the long ball in both games to take down the Sea Beggars, hitting eight home runs over the two games.
The better production came in Game 1, as the Redhawks launched five home runs and a huge seven-run seventh inning to take the game. Marshall Forest poked out two bombs and four RBIs to lead the way, while Colton Corum, Travis Hunt and Isaac Parra also went deep.
Skyler Sylvester earned the win, throwing six innings and allowing just two earned runs in the victory.
In Game 2, Hunt and Parra continued the home run barrage and were joined by Andy Verke, Jr., who hit a home run and had four hits in the victory.
The Redhawks needed a comeback, however, to take down Providence Christian, scoring five runs in the final two innings to turn a 7-6 deficit into the final tally.
The Redhawks remain one game behind Antelope Valley in the standings with one series remaining for each team. Antelope Valley plays Providence Christian, while BenU at Mesa takes on Marymount California at home.