MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s baseball team finished off a three-game sweep against Santa Clara, defeating the Broncos 10-3 on Sunday afternoon at Louis Guisto Field.
With the win, Saint Mary’s improves to 17-26, 8-7 West Coast Conference, while Santa Clara drops to 10-31, 0-18 WCC.
Saint Mary’s continued its offensive onslaught in the win, getting 18 more hits on Sunday. In the three games against SCU, the Gaels scored 34 runs and had 52 hits, hitting at a .441 average.
Patrick Keane hurled the final three scoreless innings of relief to earn his sixth save of the year. It was also his 17th career save, making him the new all-time saves leader in school history.
Ryan Brockett (4-5) earned the win for the Gaels, going 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out four batters and threw 83 pitches.
Markus Melgosa, Brenden Kalfus, Collin Ferguson and Darian Ramage all had three hits apiece, while Ricky Boas had a two-hit game with two RBI.
Kalfus had a third inning single, resulting in a 25-game hitting streak. He also had a bases clearing double and had four RBI on the day.
The Gaels scored three in the fourth and one in the fifth, before exploding for five runs on six hits in the sixth.
SCU’s Powell Fansler (0-2) took the loss, allowing three runs in three innings. SCU scored three runs in the seventh, will the runs charged to SMC’s Brockett.
The win was the Gaels’ sixth straight WCC victory, lifting them into contention for a WCC postseason tournament berth.
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Tuesday when it travels to Stanford at 5:30 p.m.