Sagehens Split With Wesleyan In Non-Conference Twinbill

Sagehens Split With Wesleyan In Non-Conference Twinbill

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team scored six times with two outs in the fifth and went on to capture a 9-6 win over Wesleyan in the first of two games at Alumni Field on Friday, before Wesleyan earned a 9-2 win in the nightcap. 

With the split, Pomona-Pitzer is now 16-6 on the season, while Wesleyan sees its record move to 8-4. 

Junior Kevin Brice (pictured) had five hits in the doubleheader, including a single, double and triple in the opening game. He had one at-bat to try for a home run to hit for the cycle but was retired for the only time in the contest.  

His most important hit of the day was an RBI triple with two outs in the fifth inning, tying the score back up 3-3 after Wesleyan had scored three times in the top half to take a 3-2 lead. Sophomore catcher Kevin Jordan then followed with an RBI single back up the middle to give Pomona-Pitzer the lead for good at 4-3.

After senior shortstop Sam Fox singled to put two runners on, senior right fielder Mark Okuma, who had walked his first three times up, hit a two-run double to push the lead to 6-3. After an error kept the inning going, sophomore center fielder Tanner Nishioka added a two-run double to push the lead to 8-3.

Sophomore Lane Miles threw six strong innings to get the win and improve to 4-2 on the year. Okuma added a solo homer in the eighth to stretch the lead to 9-3, and Wesleyan hit a two-out three-run homer in the ninth and loaded the bases to bring the go-ahead run to the plate before sophomore David Gerics was able to end it on a foul pop-up for his fifth save.

The nightcap saw Wesleyan jump out to a 7-0 lead by the top of the second inning as Sam Goodwin-Boyd hit a two-run double to key a four-run first and Guy Davidson added a three-run homer in the second. Junior first baseman Simon Rosenbaum doubled and scored in the second and hit a solo homer to account for Pomona-Pitzer's runs, while Brice added two more singles (including an RBI single to score Rosenbaum in the second). 

Pomona-Pitzer is back in action on Monday when it hosts MIT for a 3 p.m. contest.