Tre Clayton's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning accounted for all of the Oakland Tech baseball team's scoring as visiting Lowell-San Francisco swept the best-of-three TransBay Series with a 13-2 victory Friday in the second game.
The Cardinals, who had posted a 1-0 win in the series opener Tuesday in San Francisco, jumped out quickly with six runs in the top of the first inning at Rickey Henderson Field. Lowell (27-6) added five more runs in the third and went on to finish the game in five innings due to the 10-run rule in effect.
"Tech has a great family culture; they've been wonderful to coach," said Bulldogs coach Eric Clayton, who is stepping down after 10 seasons at the helm. "They are undoubtedly the youngest team in the league, very deep, very talented. These kids will be back."
Lowell's Vaughn Blue highlighted the first inning with a two-run home run to left field. All the Cardinals' scoring in the inning occurred with two out. Jake Simons began the rally with a double past third base and scored the first run on Andy Glickfeld's single.
Jesse Tom later singled home a run, and two more scored when Aaron Leong reached on an error as Lowell led 6-0 before the Bulldogs even came to bat.
Tech (14-9) managed just three hits off Cardinals pitchers. Marcus Miller had a double in the second inning and Christopher Castillo singled in the third.
Lowell pitchers Elijah Saunders and Jasper Scherer combined to give up no walks. Right-hander Saunders pitched the first three innings for the win with a pair of strikeouts. Lefty Scherer pitched two innings with four strikeouts, fanning the side in the fifth to finish the game.
"It's been a wonderful ride, a joy and an honor to coach Oakland Tech," Eric Clayton said.