THOUSAND OAKS, CA. – The Pomona Pitzer Baseball team took game one of the three-game series against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Cal Lutheran 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Ullman Stadium.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 14-6 overall and 6-1 in SCIAC play to remain in first place.
Tyler Yoshihara threw a gem on the mound against the defending national champions as he went all nine innings and gave up just three hits with one run and five strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the season.
A low scoring affair in game one of the series. Neither team could get on the board early on in the game but the Sagehens took advantage in the top of the sixth after back-to-back walks led to the first run of the game to give the Sagehens a 1-0 lead.
Pomona-Pitzer kept the Kingsmen off the board with great pitching and defense as Cal Lutheran only touched base four times in the game with just three hits and a walk while the Sagehens had no errors on the day.
The Sagehens added a crucial insurance run in the top of the ninth as McCafferty singled through the right side of the infield to bring in Hinthorne to double their lead at 2-0.
Cal Lutheran got on the board in the bottom of the ninth as they tried to make a run to tie the game. The Kingsmen cut the lead down to one after they brought a runner in on a sacrifice fly but the Sagehens closed out the game and took game one on the road.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host the Kingsmen for a double header on Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.