Ryan O’Malley collected four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs and the College of San Mateo baseball team downed visiting Mission, 14-3, Thursday in a Coast Conference game that put the Bulldogs over the .500 mark for the first time on the season.
Jeff VonMoser had two hits. including a home run, and drove in four runs and Brandon DeFazio added two hits and drove in three runs as CSM (4-2, 10-9) earned its second straight conference win.
The Bulldogs head to Canada College in Redwood City for a conference contest at noon Saturday. The game starts a four-game road trip for CSM.
Logan Trowbridge and Dane Vande Guchte each had two hits and Jarett Costa drove in a pair as the Bulldogs scored eight times in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by VanMoser’s grand slam.
Burlingame High grad Zac Grotz pitched seven strong innings to earn the victory. He gave up three runs on nine hits, walked one and struck out seven. He allowed one run on six hits over his final six innings.
Grotz has won three of his last four decisions, including a complete game, with an ERA of 2.25 over that span.
DeFazio extended his hitting streak to seven games. He’s hitting .357 with six RBIs and seven runs scored over that stretch.
O’Malley has a six-game hitting streak intact, driving in nine runs in that span, with an average of .478. Van Moser is 8 for his last 14 (.571) with nine RBIs and six runs scored.
CSM has won eight of its last 10 games after opening the season losing seven of nine and moved into a first-place tie with Chabot and West Valley in the Coast-Golden Gate Conference. Mission (3-3, 12-6) is the only team in the conference with a better overall record than the Bulldogs.