Baseball: Sagehens Win Fourth Straight With 10-8 Win Over Williams

Photo by Bruce Hulse
Photo by Bruce Hulse

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team defeated non-conference opponent Williams College 10-8 on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field.

Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens have now won four-straight games and improve to 10-11 overall.

The Sagehens were led by junior Cade Hulse and freshman Nolan McCafferty who each tallied three hits in the win. Senior Tanner Nishioka helped out with a 2-3 performance with three runs scored.

The Ephs were led by Adam Regensburg who went 2-4 in the loss.

 The Sagehens used multiple different pitchers in their outing against the Ephs but sophomore Tavish Towner came out with the win and freshman Tyler Yoshihara came out for the ninth to earn the save.

Williams got on the board first as they scored a pair of runs in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead over the Sagehens.

Pomona-Pitzer came back to even up the score in the bottom of the third as freshman Jake Osgard came around to score after a throwing error and freshman Nolan McCafferty doubled home senior Tanner Nishioka to tie the game at 2-2.

Williams reclaimed the lead on a sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth but the Sagehens answered in teir next at-bats as junior Rob Simsiman hit a solo shot to left field to tie the game at 3-3.

The Ephs went back on top in the top of the fifth as they plated two runners on two RBI singles to take a 5-3 lead but the Sagehens came back in the bottom of the inning to score three off of RBI's from junior Cade Hulse, McCafferty and senior Kevin Jordan to take their first lead of the game at 6-5.

Williams came back to score in the fifth-straight inning as they tied the game at 6-6 in the top of the sixth after a RBI ground out but Pomona-Pitzer jumped back on top in the bottom of the seventh as Hulse doubled to start the inning and scored on a throwing error to take a 7-6 lead.

The Sagehens added some insurance runs to their total in the bottom of the eighth as the Ephs balked home a run with bases loaded, Hulse singled to right field to bring in Nishioka and McCafferty singled to center to drive in Rogan to give Pomona-Pitzer a 10-6 lead heading into the ninth.

The Ephs scored two runs in the ninth and had bases loaded but Yoshihara closed out the game to give the Sagehens their fourth-straight win.

"Great team win for us today against a solid Williams team", said head coach Frank Pericolosi. "I thought out entire offense did a great job of having tough, competitive at bats throughout the game and the pitching staff fought their way out of several jams. Playing the Ephs definitely brought back some good memories of spring break baseball after a month of snowy Williamstown. I'm sure those guys are thrilled to be outside playing baseball."

Up Next: The Sagehens will jump back into SCIAC play as they next host Cal Lutheran on Friday, March 24th at 3:00 p.m.