PASADENA, CA - Chapman completed a three-game sweep of Caltech on Saturday as they won both games of a doubleheader.
Game One – Chapman 15, Caltech 4 (Box Score)
The Panthers put themselves in good position as they jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings. Caltech got a run back in the third inning when Jerome Skelly doubled home Brian Penserini with two outs.
The score remained 7-1 until the fifth inning when Chapman scored three runs on four hits while taking advantage of a Beavers error. The Panthers all but sealed the game with a five-run sixth inning. The visitors strung together five hits and used two Caltech errors to their advantage as they increased their lead to 15-1.
Skelly went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Laving pitched in a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI and run scored. Penserini hit his fourth triple of the season which ties him for the fourth in school history for three-baggers in a season.
Chapman's Connor Battaglia went 4-for-5 with four RBI's and two run scored.
Game Two – Chapman 13, Caltech 0 (Box Score)
The visitors did a lot of damage in the opening inning as they sent 11 guys to plate during a six-run outburst to start the game.
Neither team scored again until the fourth inning when Chapman tacked on three more runs. The Panthers rounded out their scoring with two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings respectively.
Chapman starting pitcher Matt Smith went 6.0 innings and struck out eight while allowing four hits to earn the win.