LANCASTER, CA – The Caltech baseball team traveled to the University of Antelope Valley on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader.
The Pioneers swept the two-game set by scores of 8-0 and 11-6.
Game One – UAV 8, Caltech 0 (Box Score)
The Pioneers strung together 13 hits in posting the seven-inning victory. They plated a single run in the first inning then busted open the game with a five-run third inning.
The game was put out of reach when the Pioneers scored two more runs in the fifth inning.
Zach Monticelli went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI's to pace the home team's offense.
Derek Kearney threw a complete game for the Beavers. He struck out a personal best seven in six innings of work.
Game Two – UAV 11, Caltech 6 (Box Score)
A four-run first inning continued the momentum the home team built after the first game. The Pioneers added to that tally with a two-run third and then a five-run sixth.
Caltech continued to fight. The Beavers plated five runs in the eighth inning. A Brian Penserini two-run triple highlighted the high scoring inning. Scott Yantek knocked in two as well in that frame. The Beavers plated a single run in the final inning when Mason Freedman scored on a wild pitch.
The game was played at Clear Channel Stadium, home of the single-A affiliate for the Houston Astros.