Cal Lutheran Takes Two From Baseball

Cal Lutheran Takes Two From Baseball

Thousand Oaks, Calif. - The Cal Lutheran Baseball team won a 3-0 pitcher's duel in the first of two games on Saturday and then took a 15-5 win in the nightcap.

With the sweep, the Kingsmen improve to 4-1 overall on the year and 3-0 in the SCIAC. The Sagehens see their record fall to 3-7 overall and 2-4 in league play.

The opening game loss spoiled another terrific pitching performance from freshman Lane Miles (pictured), who threw a complete game, allowing just two earned runs over eight innings of work. However, Tyler Hebda threw seven shutout innings, allowing four hits, and Aaron Roth came on to throw the final two innings to get the save.

Jake Petersen doubled in the first inning to score an unearned run, and that was the only run of the game until the bottom of the eighth, when Crowl had a two-run single to score the first earned runs off of Miles.

The second game saw Davey Casciola hit a grand slam in a six-run first inning as the Kingsmen took a 9-0 lead after two. Travis Bowers and Tanner Nishioka had RBI singles in the fourth, and Simon Rosenbaum added a two-run single in the eighth for the Pomona-Pitzer offense.

The Sagehens will be back in action tomorrow for a single home game against George Fox, beginning at 11 a.m.