In the bottom of the 13th inning of Master's season-opening game against Hawaii Pacific on Tuesday, there was some confusion over whether Chris Hernandez should bunt or swing away with Mustang teammate Eric Beagles on first with one out. Master's trailed, 10-9.
Both Coach John Zeller and assistant Geoff Zahn finally agreed that Hernandez should bunt. But when the count went to 3-2, Zeller and Zahn changed their minds--three times--and decided to let Hernandez, a good bunter, swing.
He drilled a game-winning two-run homer to land Master's a 11-10 win. "It just goes to show you," Zeller said, "that sometimes the brain turns a little too much."
Swinging singles: Northridge's men's tennis team won a key CCAA match on Tuesday, defeating 11th-ranked UC Riverside, 5-4.
The Matadors, who are ranked 13th, took five out of the six singles matches. Nicholas Renard, Mark Copeland, Kevin Feinbloom, Bill Kearsley and Fran Chavez all won for Northridge. Everyone but Chavez won in straight sets. Riverside swept the Matadors in doubles, however.