CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team faced Chapman University in a three game series over the weekend and played close in the first two games. The Stags lost at Chapman 4-2 on Friday and then lost on Saturday 5-3 and 14-3 in back-to-back games.
Game 1: Chapman 5, CMS 3
The Stags and the Panthers traded scores leading to a 3-3 tie throughout seven innings but Chapman was able to score two unanswered runs to get the close win. One of the winning runs was scored on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning by Chapman's John Wiehe, which allowed pinch runner, Sumair Shah to score and another by a double to right field by Tyler Cook in the ninth inning which allowed another Panther to score.
Game 2: Chapman 14, CMS 3 (7 innings)
CMS struggled from the mound and from the plate to start off the second game of the day and found themselves in a 7-0 hole after three innings. CMS answered with a Jack Witte (CMC) triple that allowed Nolan Anderson (CMC) and Trey Smith (CMC) to score. Designated hitter and pitcher MacKenzie Menthen (CMC) also had two doubles and two RBIs for the Stags.
Chapman, however, continued their offensive efforts and ended the game in the seventh inning with a score of 14-3. The Panthers Tyler Cook led all players with three RBIs.
The Stags will play an out of state opponent, Rutgers-Newark, in a weekend series starting Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m.
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