CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team came away with a doubleheader win against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent CMS on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens take two out of three against the Stags in the Sixth Street Rivalry series and improve to 17-15 overall and 7-15 in conference play.
Pomona-Pitzer 5, CMS 3
The Sagehens were led by Jake Patterson-Kohout who tallied the only multi-hit game going 2-3 in the win with a walk. Sophomore Ryan Long got the start in game one for the Sagehens and earned his fifth win of the season with six innings pitched, scattered six hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Juniors Trevor Walker and Luka Green came on in relief as Green picked up his third save of the season.
The Sagehens got on the board first in a big way as sophomore Hunter Hennigh and junior Jeremy Jess each blasted a two-run homer to left field to put the Sagehens on top 4-0 in the bottom of the third.
The Sagehens kept the Stags off of the board early on in the game. It wasn't until the seventh inning that CMS got anything going on offense as they loaded the bases. The Stags got on run in on a bases loaded walk and then added two more from a fielder's choice and a single to center to cut the lead down to 4-3.
Pomona-Pitzer added a big insurance run in the bottom of the eighth as junior Nolan McCafferty singled home first-year Jack Damelio to push the lead to 5-3 and allow a little breathing room for Green.
The Stags brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth but Green stayed solid on the mound and secured the win for the Sagehens.
Pomona-Pitzer13, CMS 5
The Sagehens were led by sophomore Seth Stone who went 3-4 with three runs scored and one RBI in the win.
Pomona-Pitzer struck first in its first at-bats after McCafferty doubled home sophomore Seth Stone to take an early 1-0 lead. The Stags came back to tie the game at 1-1 just a few innings later in the top of the fourth after an RBI single, but the Sagehens responded and reclaimed the lead in the bottom half of the inning as Stone singled home a run to take a 2-1 lead.
CMS came back and tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth but he Sagehens' offense erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to break the game wide open. Junior Jake Lialios started the run parade with an RBI infield single. Damelio followed with a single up the middle to bring in two more then Jess doubled to left center to plate another two runners to extend the lead to 8-2. The inning was capped off by junior Jeremiah Quezada who cleared the bases with a double down the left field line to bring home three more Sagehens to take an 11-2 lead heading into the sixth.
CMS began to cut into the Sagehens' lead late in the game with two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth but the Sagehens added two more in the eighth after an error by the Stags and an RBI single by Jess and held on in the ninth to take the Sixth Street series from CMS.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host Chapman on Friday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m.