CLAREMONT, CA. – Freshman Michael Hill gets a walk-off in his first career at-bat to lift the Sagehens over non-conference opponent Ithaca 7-6 on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Season Impact: with the win, the Sagehens improve their win streak to six games and move to 13-4 overall and stay at 5-1 in conference play.
Pomona-Pitzer jumped out in front to start the game as Hanley kept his hot bat going at the plate with a two-run homer to left field to give the Sagehens a 2-0 lead early.
Pomona-Pitzer added two more in the third after a throwing error by the Ithaca defense led to two more runs to push the lead to 4-0.
The Bombers began to cut into the lead in the top of the sixth as they connected for two solo home runs in the inning to cut the lead down to 4-2.
The Sagehens went into the ninth with a two-run lead and played their only rough inning of the game on defense. Two errors in the inning and a few timely hits by the Bombers led to a four run inning in the ninth to take a 6-4 lead.
After giving up the lead and trailing for the first time in the ball game, the Sagehens came back and mounted a huge comeback. With the bases loaded, Cade Hulse doubled down the line to tie the game at 6-6.
After a walk, the stage was set for Michael Hill who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth. Hill, in his first career at-bat as a Sagehen, connected on a 3-2 pitch and lifted it deep to center field over the heads of the Ithaca defense. Hill earned his first collegiate hit in dramatic fashion and was met at first base by a flock of Sagehens storming the field.
Up Next: The Sagehens next take on non-conference opponents Vassar and Endicott on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.