Bruml Goes Distance As Sagehens Take First Game From Chapman

Bruml Goes Distance As Sagehens Take First Game From Chapman

Orange, Calif. - Sophomore pitcher Jake Bruml (San Mateo, Calif. - pictured) threw a complete game with no earned runs as the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team took an 8-2 win over Chapman on Friday in the first game of their three-game series.

The win improves Pomona-Pitzer to 14-4 on the year and 9-4 in the SCIAC, while Chapman falls to 8-5 in conference play after the two teams came in tied for second.

Senior right fielder Nick Gentili (Glendale, Calif.) added a couple of key RBI and freshman Simon Rosenbaum (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) belted a three-run homer in the ninth to put the game away.

Pomona-Pitzer struck first in the top of the third inning, as senior left fielder Mike Moyer (Oakland, Calif.) had a two-out RBI single to score sophomore third baseman E.J. Lopez (Fresno, Calif.), and Gentili followed with an RBI double.

Chapman tied the score with a run in the fifth and sixth, both of which were set up by Sagehen throwing errors. However, Pomona-Pitzer regrouped, as sophomore second baseman Mark Okuma singled, Lopez singled, Moyer had an RBI fielder's choice, and Gentili singled up the middle.

The Sagehens manufactured a run in the eighth, as senior center fielder Erik Munzer (Beverly Hills, Calif.) singled, stole second, stole third, and came home on a throwing error on his steal of third. Rosenbaum then took the drama out of the ninth with a two-out, three-run homer to make the score 8-2.

Lopez was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Rosenbaum was 2-for-5 with three RBI. Gentili (2-for-4, two RBI), Okuma (2-for-4, run scored) and Munzer (2-for-5, run scored) also had multi-hit games.

The two teams will complete their series tomorrow with a doubleheader at Alumni Field, beginning at 11 a.m.