Last weekend, the Sagehen baseball team won the SCIAC title for the third time in four years. The title was clinched on Sunday, as Redlands lost to CMS in a must-win game after losing the previous day to P-P by a score of 14-5. The Sagehens could have done it on their own by winning out this coming weekend, but CMS provided some friendly assistance by pouncing on Redlands with a score of 11-4.
As SCIAC champions, the Sagehens will move on to the Western Regional tournament, the winner of which advances to Nationals. Regionals are held at Linfield College in Oregon and will take place from May 19-23.
With two more games left in the season, the Sagehens are ranked ninth nationally by the DIII Baseball Poll. In the west, they are ranked second only to Chapman, the team that knocked them out of the regional tournament last season. In Saturday’s game against Redlands, P-P went berserk at the plate while David Colvin PI ’11 was lights out on the mound. Led by James Kang PI ’10, the P-P offense put up 14 runs, scoring 10 of them in the first three innings alone. Kang was 4-5 with two triples and six RBI. Freshmen starters Mike Moyer PO ’13, Nicholas Gentilli PO ’13, and Erik Munzer PI ’13 also had a field day at the dish going 8-14 combined, with a cumulative nine runs scored. On the mound, Colvin struck out eight in six innings, giving up only one run during one of his finest outings of the year.
When asked about the accomplishment, Nick Frederick PO ‘11 declared, “In this time of economic uncertainty, social unrest, and hyper-militarization, there are only two types of people out there: those who have won SCIAC championships, and those who have not.”
Similarly, Teddy Bingham PO ‘11 claimed, “The Yankees haven’t even won a SCIAC championship.” Hopefully the team can brush up on its interview skills for the national media up in Linfield.
On a more serious note, Lucas Fogarty PI ‘10 said, “This is only the beginning to a great season for us.”
The team will be leaving later this month to play in the Western Regional Tournament in Linfield, Oregon. Congratulations to Pomona-Pitzer baseball for all of its accomplishments. We wish them luck in regional play.