Beavers Tangle With Poets in Weekend Set

Beavers Tangle With Poets in Weekend Set

The Caltech baseball squad played their third straight conference series with a three-game series against Whittier with a single game at Caltech on Friday and a doubleheader at Whittier on Saturday.

Game One – Whittier 12, Caltech 0 (Box Score)

After being held hitless in the opening inning, Whittier took advantage on Caltech miscues and timely hitting in scoring two runs in the second inning. and four in the third innnig. During the two-inning stretch the Poets scored two unearned runs in addition to recording six hits in building the 6-0 lead.

Whittier plated single runs in the fifth and sixth innings respectively before putting the game away with a four-run eighth inning.

Cory Goodchild, the Poets leading hitter coming into the game, went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI's to help the visitors offensive attack. Alex Mitchell chipped in a three-hit effort as well while scoring two and driving in another.

Ryan Schwenn pitched 7.0 innings of six-hit ball while striking out nine in helping the Poets to the victory.

Jerome Skelly recorded a 3-for-3 performance in posting his first multi-hit game in his first season with the Beavers.

Game Two – Whittier 13, Caltech 2 (Box Score)

The Beavers opened the scoring in the second inning when Brian Penserini scored on a Ryan Casey fielders choice. Whittier responded with a single run in their half of the second to knot the score at 1-1.

Whittier took the lead on an RBI single by Andrew Vallejo in the fourth inning. Caltech tied the score in the fifth inning when Penserini singled home Eric Schropp

A five-run sixth inning for the Poets pushed their lead to 7-2. Whittier put the game away in the seventh as they scored six runs without recording an out to win the opening game of the doubleheader.

Jerome Skelly scattered eight hits and gave up six earned runs during his six innings of work in his third collegiate start.

Vallejo, once again, led the Poets offense with a 4-for-5 effort with two runs scored and four RBI's.

Game Three – Whittier 16, Caltech 2 (Box Score)

Whittier jumped out to a 12-0 lead after three innings and never looked back in sweeping the afternoon's contests.

Caltech scored their runs in the fifth and sixth innings respectively as Ryan Casey and Brian Penserini crossed the plate.

Albie Lavin recorded his first multi-hit game during SCIAC play this season with a 2-for-4 performance for Caltech.

A trio of Poet pitchers strick out seven and gave up six hits with Michael Olmstead taking the win after going five innings.