Holm Cools Off Spalding, Sagehens Win 11-4

Holm Cools Off Spalding, Sagehens Win 11-4

Claremont, Calif. - Freshman pitcher Peyton Holm (pictured) allowed only a bunt single in four innings of work and the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team held a hot-hitting Spalding unit to only six hits on its way to an 11-4 non-league game on Monday at Alumni Field. 

With the win, Pomona-Pitzer improves its record to 15-5 on the year, while Spalding slips to 3-3 after splitting its first four games on its California trip. 

The Golden Eagles came in with a 14-13 win over Chapman and a 14-9 win over Redlands to its credit in the last few days, but Holm worked a dominant four innings, allowing just a bunt, while striking out two. He was on a predetermined pitch count to throw three innings as the Sagehens intended to use multiple pitchers (enabling him to earn the win despite throwing less than five innings), but his pitch count was low enough that he stayed out for a fourth.

Offensively, sophomore center fielder Tanner Nishioka was 2-for-3 with two walks, two stolen bases and four runs scored. He hustled down the line to prevent a double play in the first for an RBI forceout, and two more runs came in on a two-out throwing error. He added an RBI single as part of a four-run fourth inning, which was followed by a two-run double from junior first baseman Simon Rosenbaum.

Senior shortstop Sam Fox, who came into the day hitting .463 on the year, was 2-for-3 on with two sacrifice flies, the second of which made the score 9-0 after five innings. Spalding finally got on the board in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single by Korie Vire, but the Sagehens responded back with two in the bottom half, one coming on an RBI single from Kenny Rabin

Rosenbaum was 3-for-5 with two RBI for the Sagehens, while junior left fielder Kevin Brice was 2-for-4 with two doubles and sophomore catcher Kevin Jordan was 2-for-4 with a run scored.