WHITTIER, CA – The Beavers dropped a SCIAC road doubleheader on Saturday to Whittier.
Game 1 – Whittier 14, Caltech 3 (Box Score)
The Beavers kept Whittier within striking distance despite giving-up runs in two of the first three innings. Down just 3-0 after three innings, Caltech got on the board when Tim Menniger, who doubled to start the inning, scored on a balk in the fourth inning.
Whittier responded by scoring four runs in the bottom half of fourth inning. The home team put the game out of reach with a seven-run fifth inning. Caltech was able to plate a pair of runs in the seventh inning as Albie Lavin and Derek Kearney crossed the plate but they couldn't muster anymore offense.
On the mound Curtis Martin earned the winning by going the whole way. He struck out eight and gave-up five hits to earn the win.
Stephen Zavala went 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBI's to pace the Poet offense.
Game 2 - Whittier 16, Caltech 1 (Box Score)
The Poets jumped out early and never looked back in posting the win.
After scoring a single run in the first inning, the Poets took advantage of consistent hitting and some timely Caltech miscues to plate 12 runs in the second inning.
Whittier put two more run on the scoreboard in the fourth inning then rounded out the scoring with a run in the fifth inning.
Mike San Angelo put together a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with two runs scored while driving two more. Bryson Kihara also recorded two hits and score two runs to aid in the home teams cause.
Justin Cheatham went the distance on the mound. He gave up four hits and struck out five.