WHITTIER, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team split in their series ending doubleheader with Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Whittier with a 7-3 win and a 6-3 loss on Saturday afternoon at Hugh B. Mendez Field.
Season Impact: With the split, the Sagehens move to 15-15 overall and 5-13 in SCIAC play.
Pomona-Pitzer 7, Whittier 3
The Sagehens were led by first-year Jack Damelio who went 3-5 in the win with a career-high five RBIs.
The Poets struck first in game one of the SCIAC doubleheader after an RBI single to left field, but Damelio answered with his first two RBIs of the game with a single in left field to bring home senior Andrew Phillips and sophomore Michael Hill to take a 2-1 lead.
Both teams went quiet on offense until the top of the seventh when Damelio brought home two more Sagehens on a single to center field to extend the lead to 4-1. The Poets came back and answered with one run in the bottom half of the seventh on an RBI groundout to trim the lead to 4-2, but a three-run eighth extended the lead as sophomore Seth Stone brought home two on a single to center field and Damelio followed with a double down the line to push the lead to 7-2. The Poets were able to get one run in the ninth but the Sagehens were able to hang on for the win in game one.
Whittier 6, Pomona-Pitzer 3
The Sagehens were led by Hill who went 3-4 in the loss.
Early offense in game two of the doubleheader as junior Jeremy Jess got the Sagehens going with a two-run homer to center field to put Pomona-Pitzer on top 2-0. The lead was short lived though as the Poets came back with two of their own in the first to tie the game at 2-2 after one inning of play.
The Sagehens came back to reclaim the lead in the second after a sacrifice fly, but the Poets notched the game-tying run in the fourth off of an RBI single and a bases clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth became the difference as the Poets came back with a win in game two.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to CMS on Friday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m.