Savannah State Diamond Cats Suffer First Loss of SeasonApril 16, 2000
Savannah, GA - After 46 consecutive victories, the Savannah State University Tiger baseball team suffered its first loss of the season, a 3-1 decision to cross-town rival Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The loss ends the longest winning streak in college baseball.
Home runs by Enrique Garcia and Jake Gillette in the seventh inning broke open a pitcher's battle and gave SCAD its ninth win of the season. SCAD pitcher Charles Zink scattered four hits to pick up his ninth win of the season.
With SCAD leading 1-0, Derron Street opened the bottom of the third inning with a bunt single for SSU. Street was picked off on first base. Robert Settle was hit by a Zink pitch and was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a double by Jarvis Johnson. SSU plated its only run when Johnson scored on a wild pitch. SSU had four hits and committed four costly errors in the game.
Savannah State's Richard Castillo picked up his first loss of the season after 18 straight victories.
SCAD improves to 9-18 on the year while SSU falls to 46-1.