PASADENA, CA – Caltech and Cal Lutheran concluded a three-game set on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader on the North Field.
The sixth ranked Kingsmen won a pair by claiming the opener 17-3 then proceeded to win the second contest 13-0.
Game One – Cal Lutheran 17, Caltech 3 (Box Score)
The game started well for the Beavers as they scored the game's first run. Thomas Kwok and Tim Menninger both reached base to start the game. The pair then pulled off a double steal to move into scoring position with no outs. Ryan Casey hit an RBI groundout to score Kwok. Unfortunately the promising inning was brought to an end when Daniel Chou hit into a double play two batters later.
Caltech continued to hold their 1-0 lead until the third inning. During that critical frame the Kingsmen scored nine runs on seven hits as they sent 11 men to plate.
The Beavers manufactured a run in the fourth inning as Chou walked then stole second base. He scored on an error by Cal Lutheran shortstop Nicho DellaValle.
In the fifth inning each team scored a run during their respective at-bats to make the scored 10-3 after the stanza.
Cal Lutheran busted open the game with a two-run seventh inning then a five-run eighth inning to seal the win.
Kwok put together his fifth mult-hit game of the year for the Beavers with a 2-for-4 effort. Casey had his third game of the year with at least two RBI's.
Cal Lutheran's offense was paced by Collin Crowl's 3-for-5 performance at the dish. The junior also scored three times and drove-in two. Nico Filice scored three time and drove in an additional three.
Trey Sainto work five innings where he struck out three and allowed four hits to earn the win.
Game Two – Cal Lutheran 13, Caltech 0 (Box Score)
The Kingsmen scored in five of the seven innings as they banged-out 17 hits and allowed just two from Caltech to earn the sweep.
Atherton Knisley put together the best offensive game for the visitors as they sophomore went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI's.
On the mound for the Kingsmen Mitchell Shields earned the win by going five innings and allowing just two hits and striking out three. Cameron Adams closed the door by pitching the final two innings without allowing a base knock while striking out one.
Of note for the Beavers was Albie Lavin extended his streak of reaching base to 13 consecutive games. Thomas Kwok has a similar streak going as the senior has safely reached base in nine straight.
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