PASADENA (Mar. 16, 2018) – Senior infielder Garrett Levine (Columbus, Ohio / Columbus Academy) followed up Thursday's home run by adding hits in each of the Caltech baseball team's Friday games against visiting Vassar College and Endicott College. Levine, who slotted in as the designated hitter in the first game before resuming his usual role at the hot corner in the second game, doubled against the Brewers and compiled three hits between Friday's two games.
Game 1: Vassar 5, Caltech 0
Sophomore Jonah Krop (Santa Monica, Calif. / Santa Monica) took the mound for Caltech in the first game of Friday's doubleheader and began to find his groove by the third inning. Once the third frame hit, Krop spun five scoreless innings, pitching eight in all while notching seven strikeouts along the way. The sophomore is averaging eight strikeouts per nine innings, up by nearly three strikeouts per nine last year. Garrett Levine, as previously mentioned picked up two of the Beavrse' three hits and freshman Mitchell Watson (Windsor, Colo. / Windsor) had Caltech's other hit, a double with the Beavers on their last out in the ninth inning.
Game 2: Endicott 18, Caltech 4
Caltech's run production saw a jump from the first game to the second game, with the Beavers totalling four runs against a deep Gulls team. Three of the runs came in the form of a big second inning of a game where six Beavers secured hits. Mitchell Watson started off the inning on a high note with a double into right center. A ground-rule double from junior Connor Moffatt (Charleston, W.Va. / George Washington) would eventually score Watson, before Moffatt and sophomore Cortland Perry (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) touched home following a single into center field courtesy of senior first baseman David Watson (Windsor, Colo. / Windsor). The elder Watson's two RBI's stood out as the only pair of RBI's to come from a Caltech player over Friday's games and junior Mark Burleson (Ladera Ranch, Calif. / Tesoro) managed to secure his 10th stolen base of the season in the same game.
Head Coach Matthew Mark and the Beavers will be back at home on Monday, Mar. 19 to to host Williams College at 3 p.m.