No. 17 Oxy Sweeps Pomona-Pitzer

No. 17 Oxy Sweeps Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONTBrady Fuller went 3 for 5, starter Scott Ericksen was rock solid on the mound and the Occidental baseball team finished off a three-game sweep of Pomona-Pitzer with a 6-3 win on Saturday afternoon.

Season Impact: The first-place Tigers improve to 20-5 overall and 15-3 in SCIAC play. Oxy has won 18 of its last 19 games, has an in-region record of 17-4 and is No. 17 in the nation.

Pomona-Pitzer falls to 12-14 and 5-10.

Ericksen struck out four in eight innings pitched, giving up just three runs in the winning effort. 

Riley James came on to earn the save with a scoreless ninth. 

With Ericksen rolling and a two-run lead, Oxy rallied for four runs in the sixth, blowing the game open 6-0.

The Sagehens got three back in the bottom half of the sixth.

Fuller and the Tigers totaled 13 hits as a group. Charlie Caccamo and Devon DeRaad went 2 for 4, and Jack Brancheau was 2 for 2. 

Chasing History: Oxy is chasing the program's first SCIAC Championship since 1982 and looking to get back to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. 

10 Remaining SCIAC Games:

4/8 - at La Verne (9-6 SCIAC)

4/9 - La Verne

4/9 - La Verne

4/22 - Cal Lutheran (12-3 SCIAC)

4/23 - at Cal Lutheran

4/23 -at Cal Lutheran

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** the final four regular season SCIAC games are determined by standings at that point in the season **

Next Game: The Tigers face La Verne on April 8 at 3 p.m. at Oxy.

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