CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team won both games of their double head with a 4-3 win over No. 25 Linfield and a 10-4 win over Ithaca on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Senior David Gerics got the win for the Sagehens in game one as he kept the Linfield offense quiet during his outing only giving up three hits and no runs during his seven innings of work.
The Sagehens got on the scoreboard first as senior Kevin Brice banked a deep fly ball off of the center field wall to score sophomore Adam Hinthorne to give Pomona-Pitzer a 1-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
Linfield finally got on the scoreboard as they responded in the top of the eighth as Eric Lawson doubled down the left field line to bring home Scott Hipler to make it a one run game heading into the bottom of the eighth.
Linfield got into some trouble in the bottom of the eighth as the inning started with two hit batters and a walk to give the Sagehens bases loaded with no one outs. Junior Tanner Nishioka drove home one with an infield single and sophomore Bryce Rogan brought home Brice on a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1 going into the ninth.
Rosenbaum came on to relieve Gerics in the eighth inning and held off the Linfield offense as he picked up his third save of the year and the Sagehens took their ninth win of the season.
Pomona-Pitzer then took on Ithaca College in game two of their Sunday double header.
Senior Cameron Yen picked up his first win of the year as he threw seven innings and gave up three runs on three hits.
Pomona-Pitzer got off to a good start as they plated five runners in the bottom of the second with RBI's from Brice, Hulse, Hinthorne and Jordan to jump out to an early 5-0 lead.
The Bombers got one back in the top of the fourth as an error placed a runner on third base and a wild pitch scored him to cut the lead down to 5-1.
Brice came back in the bottom of the fourth and blasted a two run homer to left center as the Sagehens took a 7-1 lead heading into the top of the fifth.
Ithaca responded with a run in the top of the fifth with Sam Little bring home a runner on a sacrifice fly to bring the lead down to 7-2.
The Bombers tacked on one more in the top of the seventh on another sacrifice fly to cut the Pomona-Pitzer lead down to 7-3.
The Sagehens got the run back in their next at bats as Rogan singled up the middle to bring home Nishioka and Rogan doubled home two more Sagehens in the bottom of the eighth as Pomona-Pitzer held a 10-3 lead after eight innings of play.
Ithaca was able to plate one more runner on a throwing error in the top of the ninth but Pomona-Pitzer was able to hang on for their 10th win of the season.
The Sagehens next host Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent La Verne on Friday, March 18th at 3:00 p.m.