Pomona-Pitzer Baseball Leading SCIAC 15-0 and Voted #1 in Coaches Poll
The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team is having a stellar season, with a 15-0 SCIAC record and a 31-3 record overall. In addition, the American Baseball Coaches Association named the Sagehens No. 1 in its biweekly Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Poll.
The poll comes out every two weeks starting in late March. In this season's previous two polls, Pomona-Pitzer placed third and 11th.
“It’s a good honor to be recognized,” says Coach Frank Pericolosi. “A lot of different things [have made this season so strong.] Our offense is one of the top offenses in the country. Our starting pitching has been very good, and our bullpen has been very good as well. We’ve had a lot of come-from-behind wins, and the teams just been very competitive all year. It’s been a good run so far.”
Another recent honor was bestowed on first baseman Drew Hedman ’09, who was named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week on March 5. The weekend previous to that, Hedman went 7-11 (.636) at the plate, with three homeruns, a double, a triple, and eight RBIs, during three successful games against Occidental.
With just two weekends to go in the regular season, the team is posed to be SCIAC champs, which last happened in 2007. The Sagehens are up against SCIAC second-placers Cal Lutheran this weekend with an at-home game at 3p.m. on Friday and a double-header starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cal Lutheran. The following weekend, they play La Verne with the same schedule: At home on Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m., and a double-header Saturday, May 2, at La Verne at 11 a.m.