CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team took game one of the Sixth Street Rivalry 6-5 in extra innings against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic conference (SCIAC) rival CMS on Friday afternoon at Arce Field.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 18-9 overall and 9-4 in SCIAC play.
Tyler Yoshihara got the start for game one as he went seven innings and surrendered four runs on six hits. Brett Super earned the win for the Sagehens as he came on in the ninth inning and only gave up one hit in his two innings of work to improve to 3-1 on the year.
The Sagehens got the scoring going in the top of the third as Knapp put the team in front with an RBI single to center field to bring in Jack Hanley for the first run of the game. The Sagehens added one more in the inning as Jeremiah Quezada singled home Hunter Hennigh to play from in front with a 2-0 lead.
Pomona-Pitzer's lead was short lived as the Stags struck for three runs in the bottom half of the third to take a 3-2 lead. CMS added one more in the bottom of the fifth off of an RBI single to extend its lead to 4-2.
Knapp struck for his second RBI single of the afternoon as he brought in Stone in the top of the seventh to cut the CMS lead down to just one run at 4-3.
The game turned over again in the top of the eighth as the Sagehens retook the lead. CMS surrendered the tying run on a throwing error to tie the game at 4-4 and Knapp came back with his third RBI single of the day to give the Sagehens a one-run lead at 5-4.
The Sagehens tried to close out the game in the bottom of the ninth but CMS was able to tie the game on a wild pitch and sent the game into extra innings.
Pomona-Pitzer scored the go-ahead run as Hennigh brought home Stone on a sacrifice fly to go back up by one heading into the bottom of the 10th.
The Stags got their leadoff man aboard to start the 10th but the Sagehen defense stayed strong and held off CMS in the tenth to take game one of the Sixth Street Rivalry series.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host the Stags for a doubleheader at Alumni Field on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m.