Sagehens, Beavers Square-Off in Weekend Set

Sagehens, Beavers Square-Off in Weekend Set

The Beaver nine continued their SCIAC slate with a three-game set against Pomona-Pitzer.

Pomona-Pitzer hosted the first game of the series on Friday while Caltech is welcomed the Sagehens for a doubleheader on Saturday.

Game One - Pomona-Pitzer 14, Caltech 3 (Box Score)

Jake Bruml keyed the Saghens both on the mound and at the plate in the win.

The junior earned the win on the mound by striking out nine in five innings while going 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBI's.

The home squad's big inning came during an 11-run third frame as they sent 14 men to plate during the six-hit inning.

Caltech scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning as Tim Menninger and Daniel Chou each drove home a run. The Beaver final run came in the seventh inning on a RBI single by Albie Laving that scored Thomas Kwok.

Lavin led had a team best two hits while Kwok, Menninger, Chou, Oliver Curtiss and Ryan Casey each had a base knock.

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

The Sagehens put six runs on the scoreboard in the first inning and never looked back in posting the win. 

Simon Rosenbaum had a big game at the dish, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored while driving in three.

A host of Beavers had multi-hit games. Tim Menninger, Harrison Jacobs and Oliver Curtiss each had two hits. It was Menninger's team leading eighth multi-hit effort of the year while Jacobs put together his sixth such effort. 

Lane Miles went the distance on the mound to earn the win. The first-year scattered eight hits as he improved his record to 4-2.

Daniel Chou also pitched a complete. The Beaver hurler struck out two in his fourth complete game of the season.

Game Three - Pomona-Pitzer 16, Caltech 4 (Box Score)

Things started well for the Beavers as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead after five innings. Unfortunately two big innings late in the game sealed the win for Pomona-Pitzer.

The game's first two runs came in the third inning. John Galden and Jared Reed started the frame by reaching base on a hit-by-pitch and walk. Galden scored on an RBI groundout by Tim Menninger then Reed crossed the plate on a two-out double by Albie Lavin

Caltech increased their lead in the fifth inning when Thomas Kwok scored on a wild pitch. The Sagehens responded with a five-run sixth inning. After being held to just two hits during the first 15 outs, the visitors put together six hits in the stanza as they took a 5-3 advantage.

Despite losing the lead the Beavers fought back in the bottom of the stanza. Harrison Jacobs started the inning with a single and was sacrificed into scoring position by Oliver Curtiss. Jacobs scored on a single from John Galden and the Beavers were down just 5-4 after six innings. 

Neither team was able to mount a serious scoring threat in the seventh inning as the score remained the same. The Sagehens put the game away with an 11-run eighth inning. During that critical frame they sent 17 batters to plate as they pounded out seven hits and took advantage of three Beaver errors in the inning.

Mark Okuma earned the win on the mound by going 5.2 innings and striking out seven. He worked around five hits, two walks and three hit batters in claiming his second win of the season. 

The Sagehens offense was paced by three-hit days from Simon Rosenbaum and Kenny Rabin.

Galden put together a 3-for-3 effort for his second three-hit game of the season. Kwok extended his reached base streak to 12 games during the weekend set.