Chaffey’s season came to close last night at Tony Gywnn Stadium in San Diego with a 6-3 loss to the San Diego Rookies. Chaffey had gone updefeated through the World Series play going 8-0 in a modified NCAA bracketing, placing them fourth overall with a 8-1 record.
They just couldn’t get the bats going through out the game only getting five hits through the seven innings played.
The Rookies scored two runs in the first off of one hit on a homerun over the right field fence, Chaffey came back in the third on a single by Josh Monroe, Stan Nicholl sac-bunted him into second and eventually scored on ground ball hit up the middle by Chris Minaker that the second basemen errored on the throw to cut the lead to one.
The Rookies scored three more runs in the fifth, Nick Hundley sinlged in the sixth and Nic Crosta doubled into the gap in right to score Nic and cut the lead 5-2.
After the rookies scored one more run in the seventh Chaffey came back and had back to back hit-batters to Derek Snell and John Addison, John Addison was forced out on a fielders choice by Stan Nicholl, Nic Verbon singled into the hole at short to score Derek and load the bases, the come-back fell short when Billy Boyer ground out the third basemen.
Chaffey’s pitchers held the San Diego Rookies to just five hits with two of those coming in the seventh inning. Joe Walling threw the first five innings before Richie Lentz came in and pitched very well in his two innings of relief.