April 27, 2012

Sagehens Hope To Stay In SCIAC Hunt Against Redlands This Afternoon

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team will hope to keep its SCIAC hopes alive when it hosts Redlands this afternoon at 3 p.m.

The Sagehens come into the contest as one of only two teams still alive for the SCIAC title, trailing first-place La Verne by two games with two left to play. Pomona-Pitzer seemed like a long shot for the title just a few weeks ago, but has rallied to go 11-2 in its last 13 games to improve to 23-12-1 overall and 17-9 in league play.

La Verne is currently 19-7 in the SCIAC and can clinch the title outright with one win or one Pomona-Pitzer loss. The Leopards do have two tough games remaining, including red-hot Whittier this afternoon (and pitcher Ryan Schwenn, who no-hit La Verne earlier this year) and third-place Cal Lutheran tomorrow. Pomona-Pitzer closes out with Redlands today and at CMS tomorrow.

Should the two teams end up in a tie, there will be a one-game playoff which will be held on the weekend of May 5.

The Redlands game will also be the final regular season home contest for the team's five seniors: James Campbell (Lookout Mountain, Tenn.), Ben Cohen (Camarillo, Calif. - pictured), Dan Falby (Needham, Mass.), Travis Rooke-Ley (Eugene, Ore.) and Leo Rosetti (Pacific Palisades, Calif.).

Although this year's senior class is a small class in terms of numbers, it does include the team's top pitcher (Rooke-Ley, who is 7-3 with a 2.83 ERA this season) and the top power hitter (Campbell, who is hitting .402 with 11 homers and 48 RBI).

Live stats and audio for the contest can be found on www.sagehens.com or directly on the live page.