Junior right-fielder Preston Scott had a memorable home debut for Fresno Pacific.
The former Hanford High and Fresno City College standout delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning as Fresno Pacific defeated visiting Cal State Stanislaus 6-5 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday.
The Sunbirds dropped the nightcap 6-5, ending a 13-game winning streak that dated to last season.
"It felt great to help my team get a win," Scott said. "I just want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to glorify him. My coaches and teammates put me in a great spot to succeed.
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"I was looking for something up in the zone that I could drive. At minimum I wanted to hit a sac fly. He threw a fastball up and I was able to put a good swing on it."
Scott wasted no time in game 1. His single up the middle drove in Michael Tittle in what turned into a three-run first inning.
Fresno Pacific (4-1) fell behind 5-4 when the Warriors' Christian Kahler drove in a run in the sixth.
The Sunbirds responded in the seventh, with Baron Bower scoring when Scott grounded into a double play to force a 5-5 tie.
Tanner Irwin pitched two-thirds of an inning to earn the win.
In game 2, Scott singled in the first to tie it 1-1, but the Warriors (3-3) tacked on a run on Kahler's run-scoring single in the eighth.