Sagehens Cruise Past Caltech In First Game Of Series

Sagehens Cruise Past Caltech In First Game Of Series

Claremont, Calif. – Sophomre third baseman Kyle Roland (Piedmont, Calif. - pictured) was 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead a 17-hit attack, as the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team cruised to a 17-1 win over Caltech on Friday afternoon at Alumni Field.

With the win, the Sagehens improve to 4-1-1 overall and 3-1 in the SCIAC ,while Caltech falls to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

Senior Travis Rooke-Ley (Eugene, Ore.) allowed four hits and one run while striking out eight in six innings of work to get the win and improve to 3-0 on the season, as he has allowed only one earned run in his last three starts (wins over Whitworth, Whittier and Caltech).

Caltech struck first in the top of the first inning on a two-out RBI single from catcher Brian Penserini. The lead didn't last long, though, as the Sagehens came right back with two in the bottom half on an RBI single from junior center fielder Erik Munzer (Beverly Hills, Calif.) and an RBI double from junior right fielder Nick Gentili (Glendale, Calif.).

Pomona-Pitzer then added three more in the bottom of the second to take control. Sophomore catcher Travis Bowers (Palo Alto, Calif.) belted an RBI double to center field, and Gentili added his second RBI of the day on a single to center to help key the inning.

The Sagehens added another run in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth, and seven in the sixth to push the lead to 17-1 and enforce the SCIAC's ten-run rule at the end of the seventh inning.

Six different players had multi-hit games for Pomona-Pitzer. In addition to Roland's three-hit day, left fielder Mike Moyer (Oakland, Calif.) was 2-for-5 with two RBI, Gentili was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Munzer was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and freshman second baseman E.J. Lopez (Fresno, Calif.) and freshman shortstop Sam Fox (New York, N.Y.) were each 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Penserini was 3-for-3 at the plate for Caltech, accounting for three of the four hits for the Beavers.

The two teams will be back in action tomorrow when they complete a three-game series with a doubleheader at Caltech.