LOS ANGELES — Eamon McNeil hit a three-run home run, Devon DeRaad hit his sixth long ball of the year, and the Occidental baseball team extended their win streak to nine games, beating Whittier 8-5 Saturday afternoon
Season Impact: The Tigers improve to 11-4 overall and 9-2 in SCIAC play.
The Poets drop to 5-11 and 2-6.
DeRaad's hot hitting carried over from game one when he hit two three-run home runs. This time around he hit a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 5-5.
Brancheau and Caccamo each had a solid game. Caccamo finished 3-5 with an RBI and run scored. Brancheau went 2-3 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a walk.
Oxy grabbed a couple insurance runs in the final innings, first with Brancheau scoring from third on a wild pitch in the seventh, and then in the eighth with Caccamo singling in Gibbs.
Next Game: The Tigers play at Whittier tomorrow at noon to make-up Friday's rained out game.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram