CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team lost the series to SCIAC rival CMS after a 6-5 and a 16-4 loss in the doubleheader at Alumni Field.
Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens fall to 7-7 overall and 1-4 in SCIAC play.
The Sagehens were led by Caleb Millikan who went 3-5 in the loss. JC Ng and Jacob Fleming went 2-4 while Nate Jakobs, Isaac Kim, Matthew Nishimura and Jack Colton had one hit.
CMS once again got out to an early lead in game two of their three-game series with Pomona-Pitzer. The Stags took advantage of runners on in the first with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly to take a 2-0 lead. The Stags tacked on one more in the top of the second to take a 3-0 lead before the Sagehens bats got going in the bottom half of the inning after Nishimura singled home Bedrosian to make it 3-1.
Pomona-Pitzer came back to tie the game at 3-3 after a two-RBI single by Fleming, but the Stags answered back in the top of the fifth with an RBI single of their own to reclaim the lead at 4-3.
Sagehens were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and decided to call for a pinch hitter with runners on first and third. Jack Colton answered the call and lined a base hit up the middle to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth.
After a JC Ng walk, the Stags loaded the bases for Donovan Crook with the go-ahead run on third. The Stags reliever went on to walk in the go-ahead run to give the Sagehens a 5-4 lead.
After facing their first deficit of the game, CMS responded with an RBI single to tie the game at 5-5 and loaded the bases themselves with a chance to take the lead. The Stags got the go-ahead run off of a wild pitch and that was enough to steal game one of the doubleheader from the Sagehens.
The Sagehens were led by Donovan Crook, William Kinney and Peter Savas who all had two hits in the loss.
For the third-straight game, the Stags scored in their first at-bats as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an RBI double and a two-run homer. The Stags continued to pile on runs with the home runs in three innings and took a 7-0 lead. CMS stretched the lead to 9-0 in the fourth before the Sagehens got their first runs of the game off of a three-run homer by David Bedrosian to cut into the lead. Isaac Kim added to the total with a sacrifice fly to make it 9-4 after four innings of play.
After making a dent in the lead, the Stags put the Sagehens away with a seven-run eighth inning that called the game short as the Stags swept the Sagehens in the regular season series.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host non-conference opponent Whitman on Sunday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m.