Kingsmen Complete Sweep of Beavers
CLU lineup pounds out 19 hits
PASADENA, Calif. - Cal Lutheran matched its season-high total with
19 hits during a 14-1 conference road win over Caltech on Friday afternoon. The
Kingsmen scored in each of the final four innings including a five-run fifth to
blow the game open.
Box Score: CLU 14, CIT 1 - F
Cal Lutheran collected three of its eight extra base hits on the day in the fifth inning. Nick DeLorenzo started off the frame with one of his two triples on the day. John Leal, Dominick Solley, and Trevor Koons provided run-scoring hits during the rally, and a pair of Caltech errors aided the Kingsmen scoring surge.
Caltech (0-32, 0-27 SCIAC) put together a consecutive string of three base hits capped off by a Brendan Sheehan RBI-single in the fourth inning. However CLU starting pitcher John LaMoure limited the damage and earned the victory. He struck out eight batters in just five innings for the second straight game, backing up his most recent performance against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on April 14.
Cal Lutheran recorded its final eight defensive outs courtesy of strikeouts. LaMoure finished his outing with a pair, followed by two from Aaron Roth, and one apiece from Peter James, Scott Peters, Matt Burden, and Landry Kiyabu.
Caltech's Jerome Kelly gave up eight runs (four earned) in 4.2 innings. Teammate David Carrega led the Beavers with his 2-for-3 effort at the plate.
Solley reached base safely in all four of his plate appearances with two hits and a pair of walks. He finished 2-for-2 with three runs batted in on the day and was one of 13 different Kingsmen to collect a base hit on the day.
The game was called after seven innings with Cal Lutheran holding a 10-plus run lead through seven innings of play. For the fourth straight game the Kingsmen held the opposition to three runs or less.
Cal Lutheran (22-14, 17-10 SCIAC) will host La Verne in its final conference game of the season on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m.