About the Program

About the Program

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball program competes at the NCAA Division III level and is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

During the past decade, Pomona-Pitzer has established itself as one of the top baseball programs in the nation. Since 2002, the Sagehens have made six trips to the NCAA Tournament and won five SCIAC championships (2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010).

During the 2009 campaign, the Sagehens set a school record with 37 wins and were ranked as the top team in the nation at one point during the season. Senior first baseman Drew Hedman was named the Division III National Player of the Year and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox at the conclusion of the year.

In the 2002 and 2003 seasons, the Sagehens captured back-to-back SCIAC championships, earned two consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament and compiled an impressive 36-3 league record (66-18 overall). They also earned back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, and compiled a 2-2 record in the NCAA Regionals both years. The Sagehens won at least 25 games in seven straight seasons (2007-13) after earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 29-16 record in 2013.

Several Pomona-Pitzer baseball players have gone on to play professional baseball in recent years, including Tanner Nishioka (Red Sox, 9th round, 2017), David Gerics (Twins, free-agent, 2017), David Colvin (Seattle Mariners, 27th round, 2011), James Kang (Red Sox, 48th round, 2010), Drew Hedman (Red Sox, 50th round, 2009), Jase Turner (Royals, 27th round, 2005), Adam Gardner (Giants, free-agent, 2004), Jose Cortez (Phillies, 14th round, 2003) and Emiliano Escandon (Royals, 29th round, 1995). In addition several players have played professionally overseas in Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy, England, Australia and South Africa.

Official practice starts in January and the first games take place in early February. Pomona-Pitzer plays the NCAA Division III maximum of 40 games, including a 28-game conference schedule. The winner of the postseason conference championship gains an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

As a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team, student-athletes have the unique opportunity of pursuing academic excellence at prestigious institutions while participating in a nationally competitive baseball program.