BELTON, Texas – The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team opened up their season going 2-0 with an 11-0 win over Rhodes College and a 7-4 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor.
David Gerics put on a show in his first outing of the year as he went seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and only surrendered three hits to earn his first win of the season.
Pomona-Pitzer went on to score three runs in the fifth after RBI's from Kevin Brice and Bryce Rogan to put the Sagehens up 4-0. They kept their offense going late in the game scoring three more runs in the seventh, two in the eighth and two more runs in the ninth as Pomona-Pitzer blanks Rhodes in their first game of 2016.
The Sagehens went on to face Mary Hardin-Baylor in game two.
Pomona-Pitzer struck first again with two runs in the third coming off of the bats of Tanner Nishioka and Rogan but Mary Hardin-Baylor answered with one of their own in the bottom half of the inning as the Sagehens led 2-1 going into the fourth. Rosenbaum made it 3-1 with an RBI single in the top of the fourth and Cade Hulse added an RBI single in the fifth to push it to 4-1.
The Crusaders added one in the bottom of the sixth as Parsons connected on an RBI single to cut the lead down to 4-2.
The Sagehens and Crusaders each tallied one run in the seventh as Rogan drove in Nishioka on a sacrifice fly and the Crusaders scored on a wild pitch to bring the score to 5-3 in favor of Pomona-Pitzer.
The Sagehens added one run in each of the next two innings coming off of a walked in RBI and an unearned run on an error.
Mary Hardin-Baylor had a chance in the ninth as three errors loaded the bases for the Crusaders with the winning run at the plate but Martin fouled out to end the game.
The Sagehens next take the field on Saturday, February 13th against George Fox at 11:00 a.m. and Concordia at 12:30 p.m.