Strong Hitting Leads Principia Past Caltech

Strong Hitting Leads Principia Past Caltech

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Principia used a 15-hit attack and steady pitching en route to a 12-0 win over Caltech Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference baseball match-up.

After a scoreless first inning, the Panthers got on the board with four runs in the top of the second inning. Greg Ball's three-run homerun to leftfield highlighted the scoring for the visitors.

Principia plated another run in the top of the third inning. Ball hit his second home run in the top of the fourth inning to increase the Panther lead to 6-0. They put the game away with four runs in the seventh and two in the eighth.

Ball's two round-trippers propelled the Panthers. The junior drove in four runs in addition to pitching the first four innings. He struck out five and walked one before the Principia bullpen finished the game.

The Panther pitchers combined to strikeout nine batters while giving up five hits.

For the Beavers, Scott Yantek put together a 2-for-4 effort. Brendan Sheehan, Nick Robertson and Blaine Matulevich each tallied a hit for Caltech.

The game was moved to San Marino because of a wet field on the Caltech campus.