The Beckman Patriots moved one step closer to a third consecutive Pacific Coast League title, defeating the University Trojans 18-2 Monday night. Beckman scoring was led by Alex Malmlund (3 goals, 7 assists), Ryan King (2g 3a), Jake Waltz (1g 4a) and Alex Watson (4g). Others tallying points were Aidan O’Connor (1g), Nolan Harris (1g), Spencer Thomson (1g) and Max Cody (1g). Cody also won 22 of 23 at the x, and picked up 11 groundballs. The Patriots, who have won eight of their last nine games, hold a two game lead over second place Northwood with three league games left on the schedule.
Next up: Beckman (9-4; 7-0) visits Irvine (5-3; 3-3) on Wednesday.University (0-10; 0-7) travels to Sage Hill (1-4; 1-4).