Baseball defeated the University of British Columbia in an exhibition game on Feb. 14, coming out on top 8-3.

Sophomore pitcher Jeremy Taylor pitched three solid innings for the home team in which he allowed just two hits and struck out two batters.

Senior second baseman Bryce Graddy shined on Wednesday going 3-for-5 at the plate with a run batted in and two runs scored.

“With it (league) starting in a week, I feel like it was good to get a win under our belt and just kind of get back into that winning form after the first series,” said Graddy.

Junior Dylan Francis pitched two innings of relief in a 3-1 win against Concordia giving up one run on two hits. (Anthony Carrillo | The Poly Post)

The first series was a four-game home-stand against the University of Colorado Springs.

The Broncos won games one and two, but lost the last two.

Graddy also said the team is still trying out new lineups in preparation for California Collegiate Athletic Association play that begins this Friday.

He also said the squad is very deep and loaded with talented guys that can compete.

Junior pitcher Tim Holdgrafer, transferred from Grossmont College this past offseason, and earned his first save in the win against the University of Colorado Springs.

Holdgrafer is excited and believes it will be a good year for the Broncos, who have a high number of talented players, both freshmen and experienced players in the form of transfers.

“They [the new players] look really good. They’re transforming well and I’m excited to see what they’re going to do this season,” said Holdgrafer.

CPP then travelled to Concordia University (3-8) for a two-game set.

In game one, Concordia beat the Broncos 3-2 thanks to a 12th inning home run.

The Broncos responded on Friday with a 3-1 win.

Junior first baseman Nic Hernandez put the Broncos up 3-0 in the third inning with a three-run home run.

CPP (2-3 overall) hosts Cal State San Marcos (4-1) for a four-game series starting this Friday with the first two games being played at Scolinos Field.

Sunday’s double header is at San Marcos.

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