Beavers Entertain Sagehens for Three-Game Set

Beavers Entertain Sagehens for Three-Game Set

The Beavers played Pomona-Pitzer during the second weekend of SCIAC play with the single game on Friday afternoon in Claremont, Calif. and the doubleheader hosted by Caltech on Saturday.

Game One – Pomona-Pitzer 17, Caltech 1 (Box Score)

The Beavers opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first when Brian Penserini singled home Blaine Matulevich with two-outs.

Pomona-Pitzer proceeded to score at least one run over the next seven innings. The home squad scored two in the first and three in the second to nudge in front 5-1. The home squad continued to build on their lead with a single run in the fourth before scoring three in the fifth and seven in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

Derek Kearney went 4.0 innings in his first career start for the Beavers. He struck out three but walked four and was tagged for seven earned runs.

Penserini went 3-for-3, including a double high off the left field wall, in his first start of the season behind the plate.

Travis Rooke-Ley grabbed the win on the mound for the Sagehens by striking out eight in his 6.0 innings of work.

Game Two-- Pomona-Pitzer 19, Caltech 0 (Box Score)

The Sagehens offense exploded for a 15-hit, 19-run attack while the pitching duo of Jake Bruml and Dan Falby allowed just three hits while striking out 11 in the seven inning win.

After putting four runs on the board in the second and third innings respectively, Pomona-Pitzer put the game out of reach with a nine-run fourth inning.

Coleman Lukas had two hits and scored two run in addition to driving in five while the team's leading hitter Nick Gentili went 3-for-4 with three RBI's and a run scored. Jackson Badger had a pair of hits and scored three runs to aid in the Sagehens offensive effort.

Game Three – Pomona-Pitzer 12, Caltech 1 (Box Score)

The Sagehens scored at least two runs in five of the seven innings to sweep the weekend set from Caltech. The visitors strung together an 18-hit attack as all but one starter had at least one hit.

Pomona-Pitzer jumped out with a three runs each in the first and second innings. They all but sealed the win with pairs of runs in the fourth through six innings. Caltech scored their lone run in the fifth inning.

E.J. Lopez went 3-for-5 with four RBI's and two run scored while Gentilt kept his strong early season efforts going with a 3-for-3 performance.

Caltech's Ryan Casey tallied his first collegiate RBI with a single that drove home Brendan Sheehan.