LOS ANGELES (Apr. 13, 2019) – The Caltech baseball team had its streak of four consecutive wins in SCIAC series, the longest run in recent memory, snapped this weekend in its three-game series with Occidental College.
Friday: Occidental 4, Caltech 1
The most competitive game of the weekend series came on the North Field turf. Senior left-handed pitcher Jonah Krop (Santa Monica, Calif. / Santa Monica) went eight innings for the Beavers, striking out five along the way and working out of jams with great proficiency. Krop held the Tigers to less than one hit per inning and successfully lowered his ERA to 6.45 on the season. Freshman Pierce Governale (Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Preparatory School) pitched the ninth inning for Caltech for his second scoreless appearance of the season.
Junior Alex Corado (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch) led the Caltech offense with a pair of hits and classmate Cortland Perry (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) knocked in the Beavers' only run of the game with a fifth-inning double that scored freshman designated hitter Ryan Ruscansky (Annandale, N.J. / North Hunterdon).
Saturday Game 1: Occidental 10, Caltech 0
Freshman right-hander Dawson Beutler (Omaha, Neb. / Millard West) got the start for Caltech and held the host Tigers to five hits over five innings while whiffing three. Ruscansky, along with sophomore Mitchell Watson (Windsor, Colo. / Windsor) picked up Caltech's only hits of the game.
Saturday Game 1: Occidental 13, Caltech 2
The Caltech offense had a better showing in Saturday's second game. Beutler, along with senior Connor Moffatt (Charleston, W.Va. / George Washington) each had a pair of hits for the Beavers. Watson, along with junior Alex Wuschner (Farmington, Conn. / Farmington) in a pinch-hitting opportunity plated each of the visiting team's two runs, both of which came in the seventh inning. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Corado made his 2019 pitching debut, striking out the side in a late-game relief appearance.
Head Coach Kevin Whitehead and the Beavers will begin their next series on the road at Whittier College before hosting the Poets for a Saturday doubleheader on Apr. 20.