Beavers Complete Year with Kingsmen, Bulldogs

Beavers Complete Year with Kingsmen, Bulldogs

The Beavers baseball team concluded their 2012 campaign with contests against Cal Lutheran and the University of Redlands

Friday, April 27 – Cal Lutheran 14, Caltech 1 (Box Score)

In the final home game of the season, the Kingsmen put together three big innings late in claiming the victory.

Cal Lutheran scored the first two runs of the game in the second inning. The Kingsmen added another run in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead. Caltech got on the board with a run in their half of the fourth inning when Brendan Sheehan singled home Brian Penserini.

The visitors all but sealed the game in the fifth inning. Cal Lutheran put together four hits and took advantage of two Beaver errors in plating five runs and chasing starter pitcher Jerome Skelly.

Cal Lutheran put three runs on the scoreboard in the sixth and seventh innings to seal the victory.

Rightfielder John Leal led a 19-hit attack for the Kingsmen with a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI's and three runs scored.

On the mound John LaMoure struck out eight while scattering six hits during his five innings of work.

David Carrega went 2-for-3 in his final home for the Beavers. It was also the final home for Caltech seniors Eric Schropp, Nick Robertson and Sheehan.

Saturday, April 28 – Redlands 11, Caltech 2 (Box Score)

In the final game of the season, the University of Redlands used a mid-game push to post an 11-2 nine-inning victory on Saturday afternoon.

The home squad jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Caltech got a run back in the second inning when Brian Penserini scored on a throwing error by first baseman Jon Cavender. The score remained 3-1 until the third inning when the Bulldogs put another run on the board.

Caltech got their deficit back down to two runs in the fifth inning when Eric Schropp drove home Albie Lavin from third with a one-out single. In their half of the inning the Bulldogs plated five runs on five hits to increase their lead to 9-2.

In the game's closing innings the Beavers couldn't get a runner past second base while the home squad tacked on the final two runs of the afternoon in the eighth inning.

Schropp and Lavin each had two-hits to lead the Caltech 10-hit performance. Penserini went 1-for-4 to finish the year with 40 hits to tie Greg Fricke's school record set in 2000.