MESA, AZ - The defending national champion Mesa baseball team opened its season with an 8-0, 13-1, sweep of the Arizona State University Club team Sunday afternoon.
In game one, MCC scored six in the first inning and coasted to the win.
Brady Bate (Fr., Spanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork H.S.) drove in two and scored three.
In the second game, Dallas Riggs (Fr., Phoenix, AZ/Bradhsaw Mountain H.S.) had the T-Birds' first three-hit game of the year, going 3-4 with a double and two driven in.
Drew Lawrence (Fr., Anthem, AZ/Boulder Creek H.S.) was 2-4 with an RBI and a pair of stolen bases, Matt Hart (Fr., Tempe, AZ/Seton Catholic H.S.) was 2-3 and drove in a run and Colton Corum (Fr., Winslow, AZ/Winslow H.S.) was 2-4 with an RBI and two steals.