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2012 Occidental College Baseball News

June 5, 2012
ALDAPE LANDS SPOT ON D3BASEBALL.COM ALL-REGION SQUAD
LOS ANGELES — Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) was one of nine SCIAC players named to the d3baseball.com All-West Region teams at the end of May, adding another individual accolade to the power-hitting first baseman’s stellar season.

June 4, 2012
HONG, ALDAPE EARN ABCA ALL-WEST REGION HONORS
LOS ANGELES — Occidental College baseball players Scott Hong (Los Angeles) and Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association’s All-West Region teams on Monday following standout performances on the best Tigers baseball team in 30 years.

May 31, 2012
INTERIM TAG GONE, WETMORE ERA IN MOTION
LOS ANGELES — After leading the Occidental College baseball team to its best season in 30 years, Luke Wetmore was again named head coach of the Oxy baseball team, but this time with the idea that he’ll be in charge of the storied baseball program indefinitely.

May 9, 2012
OXY'S BIG THREE NAMED ALL-SCIAC
LOS ANGELES —Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks), Logan Allen (Atascadero) and Scott Hong (Los Angeles) were named Second Team All-SCIAC on Monday after leading the Occidental College baseball team to its first winning season in 22 years and best overall year since the 1982 when the Tigers won their last SCIAC championship.

April 28, 2012
HONG STARTS AND FINISHES SIX-RUN COMEBACK VICTORY
LOS ANGELES — Scott Hong (Los Angeles) started a six-run ninth-inning rally with a double and then finished it by singling in the go-ahead run, leading the Occidental College baseball team to a 9-8 win at Whittier on Saturday in what’s likely the team’s season finale.

April 27, 2012
WONG STEALS HOME ON TRICK PLAY, OXY WINS AGAIN
LOS ANGELES — With runners on first and third and the score tied at two in the bottom of the eighth, the Occidental College baseball team turned to trickery to manufacture the game-winning run in a 3-2 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Anderson Field on Friday.

April 21, 2012
HONG BEATS OUT GROUNDER, OXY BEATS CLU
LOS ANGELES – Throwing modern conventional baseball wisdom out the window, the Occidental Tigers baseball team turned to small ball to come back from a late deficit and squeez out a 3-2 victory against Cal Lutheran on Saturday at Anderson Field.

April 20, 2012
OXY BASEBALL SECURES FIRST WINNING SEASON IN DECADES
LOS ANGELES — Chris Caldwell (Santa Clarita) hit a grand slam in the first inning, seven different Tigers drove in runs and the Occidental College baseball team clinched a winning season for the first time in 22 years with a 14-1 victory at Caltech in seven innings on Friday.

April 16, 2012
TIGERS FIRST WINNING SEASON IN 22 YEARS DELAYED BY POMONA
LOS ANGELES — As is sometimes the case in sports, an emotional win is followed by a tough loss.

April 15, 2012
MUNOZ WINS IT WITH WALK-OFF GRANNY
LOS ANGELES — As far as storybook endings in baseball are concerned, it doesn’t get much better.

April 14, 2012
OXY SWEEPS REDLANDS; TWO VICTORIES AWAY FROM WINNING SEASON
REDLANDS — Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) hit two home runs and had six RBIs, and the Occidental College baseball team run-ruled Redlands 18-4 in the first game of the SCIAC singles round at the Yard on Saturday, completing a 4-0 season sweep of the Bulldogs while moving two wins away from clinching its first winning season in 22 years.

April 7, 2012
LATE RALLY BURNS OXY IN GAME 1, COMES UP SHORT IN GAME 2
LOS ANGELES — Despite not playing its best baseball all series, the Occidental College baseball team was one play away from erasing an eight-run deficit and avoiding a weekend sweep.

April 6, 2012
WHITTIER ACE TOO MUCH FOR TIGERS ON THE ROAD
WHITTIER — Dan Kelley (Kirkland, Wash.) went 3 for 3 with an RBI-double, but the Occidental College baseball team managed just five hits against Whittier College’s red-hot ace.

April 4, 2012
YES THAT TY COBB, OXY HOOPS PLAYER FEATURED ON MLB NETWORK
LOS ANGELES — Ty Cobb (Menlo Park), a sophomore on the Occidental College men’s basketball team who bares the same name as his Hall of Fame great grandfather, was featured in a documentary on the MLB Network that aired on Monday.

March 31, 2012
OXY STARTERS ALLOW NO EARNED RUNS, TIGERS SWEEP CMS
CLAREMONT — Joseph Kling (Kirksville, Mo.) and Matt Malott (San Diego) both pitched gems in two wins at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday, and the Occidental College pitching staff didn’t allow an earned run all weekend in its three-game sweep of the Stags.

March 30, 2012
OXY SNAPS SKID, BACK TO TIGER BASEBALL
LOS ANGELES — Tyler Eyrich (Stevenson Ranch) had his best outing of the season, the bats came alive and a slumping Occidental College baseball team got back into the win column for the first time since March 10.

March 24, 2012
OXY BASEBALL STUMBLES IN CAL LU SERIES
THOUSAND OAKS — It was an important series that didn't quite go according to plan. The Occidental College baseball team dropped two more games to Cal Lutheran on Saturday, making it three on the weekend and three games that now separate the Tigers from first place in the SCIAC standings.

March 23, 2012
OXY FALLS TO CAL LU, OUT OF FIRST
LOS ANGELES — In the opening game of an important series for both teams, Cal Lutheran got the better of the Occidental College baseball team 16-3 at Anderson Field on Friday, shaking up the already wide-open SCIAC standings even more.

March 13, 2012
OXY LOSES TWO NON-CONFERENCE GAMES AT WESTMONT
SANTA BARBARA — The Occidental College Tigers made a spring break trip to Santa Barbara for a midweek doubleheader against the Westmont College Warriors.

March 11, 2012
ERRORS, REVERSED CALL END OXY'S WINNING STREAK
LOS ANGELES — Despite four errors, with some coming from uncharacteristic places, the Occidental College baseball team had runners on first and third base with the go-ahead run stepping into the batter’s box in the bottom of the eighth inning.

March 10, 2012
OXY SWEEPS CALTECH, TIED FOR FIRST
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College baseball team cruised to two more wins over Caltech at Anderson Field on Saturday, completing its weekend sweep of the Beavers while keeping a hold on second place in the SCIAC.

March 9, 2012
TIGERS ROUT CAL TECH IN GAME 1
PASADENA — Riley Smith (Bellevue, Wash.) hit his first career home run and Logan Allen (Atascadero) also went deep — both inside the park home runs — leading the Occidental College baseball team to a comfortable 13-1 win at Caltech on Friday in the first game of a three-game series with the Beavers this weekend.

March 3, 2012
OXY MOVES INTO THIRD WITH TWO WINS AT POMONA
CLAREMONT — Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, and the Occidental College baseball team was on the right end of a late-inning rally, edging Pomona 12-10 in Game 1 of a double header at Alumni Field, and Game 2 of a three-game series between the schools this weekend.

March 2, 2012
TIGER BATS CAN'T GET TO POMONA'S ACE
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College baseball team can swing the bat. Through 14 games, Oxy scored 108 runs and hit 14 home runs.

February 25, 2012
TIGERS TOTAL 28 HITS, SPLIT DAY 2 WITH ULV
AZUSA — Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) hit a pair of home runs, went 4 for 8 from the plate with six RBIs, and the Occidental College baseball team split a double header with La Verne at Azusa Pacific on Saturday.

February 24, 2012
OXY NO LONGER PERFECT IN SCIAC, LOSES GAME 1 AGAINST ULV
LOS ANGELES — La Verne’s 3-0 sweep of Caltech to start the SCIAC season wasn’t nearly as impressive as the Occidental College baseball team taking three from defending SCIAC champion Redlands, but the Leopards were definitely more impressive than the Tigers on Friday.

February 18, 2012
TIGERS SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES WITH REDLANDS
LOS ANGELES — One day after beating Redlands for the first time since 2010, the Occidental College baseball team upped the ante on Saturday winning two more games against the Bulldogs at Anderson Field to complete the series sweep.

February 17, 2012
TIGERS BEAT REDLANDS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2010
REDLANDS — Scott Hong (Los Angeles) crushed his 10th extra base hit — in nine games this season — well over the left-centerfield wall in the third inning, then Pedro Aldape (Sherman Oaks) drove in Anthony Salsedo (Tracy) and Brent Wunner (Temple City) to give Oxy a 5-3 lead in the fifth, and the Occidental College baseball team hung on to beat Redlands for the first time since 2010, 9-6 at the Yard on Friday.

February 12, 2012
OXY BATS GET HOT, TIGERS WIN GAME 3
LOS ANGELES — In the series rubber match between former coaching mates with their mentor looking on, Occidental College head baseball coach Luke Wetmore’s Tigers used a big second-inning cushion to cruise to a 14-7 win over Austin College.

February 11, 2012
HONG'S TRIPLES POWER OXY IN GAME 1, DOUBLE NEARLY BRINGS TIGERS BACK IN GAME 2
LOS ANGELES — Scott Hong (Los Angles) hit a pair of RBI triples that looked like mirror images of each other, helping the Occidental College baseball team pull away from Austin College for a 7-1 win at Anderson Field on Saturday in the first game of a three-game series.

February 4, 2012
TIGERS SPLIT DAY 2 WITH WHITWORTH
LOS ANGELES — With the tying run on third base and the go-ahead run on second in the top of the seventh, Oxy reliever David Feasler (Park City, Utah) got JR Jarrell to ground out to third, then Scott Hong (Los Angeles) closed out his first game as a Tiger in the ninth, preserving the Occidental College baseball team’s 2-1 lead and giving Oxy the win in Game 1 of a double header with Whitworth University on Saturday.

February 3, 2012
BACK-TO-BACK HOMERS SPOIL OXY'S LEAD IN EIGHTH
LOS ANGELES — It looked good through seven innings, then the game quickly turned the wrong way for the Occidental College baseball team.

February 2, 2012
"THROCK" A TEAM PLAYER IN THE DUGOUT AND STUD BEHIND THE MIC
LOS ANGELES — Friday afternoons he’s tightly packed in the dugout, cheering on his teammates at Anderson field, waiting for his name to be called into the game. Saturday nights he’s the one calling games, energizing another Occidental College home crowd as Oxy’s multi-sport public address announcer.

January 29, 2012
TIGERS OPEN SEASON WITH EASY VICTORIES
LOS ANGELES — The 2012 Occidental College baseball team and first-year head coach Luke Wetmore are in the books.

January 23, 2012
OXY SPRING SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES —The Occidental spring sports teams announced their 2012 preseason and SCIAC schedules this past week. Baseball, women’s water polo, women’s lacrosse, softball, and the men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, and golf teams all face competitive non-conference opponents before commencing SCIAC regular season play.

January 10, 2012
FORMER OXY PITCHER SIGNS WITH THE BEACH BUMS
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Capping off his career for Occidental College baseball team with an ALL-SCIAC senior year wasn’t the end of the road for the right-handed pitcher Brooks Belter.

December 31, 2011
ALUMNI WEEKEND TO OPEN 2012 TIGERS BASEBALL SEASON
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College baseball team will kick off the 2012 season with its alumni weekend — celebrating a rich 117-year tradition highlighted by 13 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.

December 13, 2011
OXY BASEBALL, SOFTBALL COME TOGETHER FOR TOY DRIVE
LOS ANGELES — With a little extra hustle off of the diamond this holiday season, the Occidental College baseball and softball teams collected and donated more than 100 toys to the Violence Intervention Program on Friday.

December 7, 2011
TIGERS WRAP UP FALL BALL, EYEING JANUARY
LOS ANGELES — After seven intrasquad scrimmages under a new coach, fall ball has concluded and the 2012 Occidental College baseball team is beginning to take shape, with a simplified approach and a simplified philosophy.