CMS Baseball Splits with Pomona-Pitzer, Ends 2022 Season with 24 Wins, Most Since 1997
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Ryan Warm threw six shutout innings in his final collegiate start as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team picked up a split with Pomona-Pitzer by taking the nightcap of the doubleheader 10-0 on Saturday afternoon at Arce Field.
The Sagehens took the opening game of the doubleheader 16-5, which clinched a SCIAC Tournament bid and eliminated the Stags, but CMS was able to bounce back and close out the season on a high note with a 10-0 nightcap victory. CMS ends its season with a 24-15 record, its highest win total in 25 years (since the 1997 team went 25-15), and a 14-10 record in SCIAC.
CMS honored its nine Class of 2022 members prior to the game for Senior Day, including seven seniors and two graduate students (Warm and Carson Bridges). Diego Avila, Lalo Beron, Marco Castillo, Evan Kelly, Spencer McCann, Kallen Mueller and Brandon Rho were also part of the pregame ceremonies.
Pomona-Pitzer got off to a quick start in the opener with six runs in the second inning, keyed by a two-out grand slam from Isaac Kim. The Stags scored twice in the fifth to close to 10-2 on a Mueller RBI groundout and a Tyler Shaw RBI double, but the Sagehens were able to end the game after seven innings by scoring five times in the top of the seventh.
Warm, who had been out of the lineup with an injury since April 9 against Occidental, returned after a one-month absence and put together an impressive start, striking out six over six innings and allowing no runs. PJ Wendler then threw the final two innings to combine on the shutout.
Offensively, Shaw was 2-for-4 with four RBI, giving him six RBI on the day, and Julian Sanders hit a two-run homer that cleared the trees behind the left-center field wall, traveling well over 400 feet.
CMS will lose a big senior class, but has a lot to build on after a 24-win season, and they'll have a potent offense returning, with Shaw back at his leadoff spot and Sanders (43 RBI) back in the cleanup spot to give the Stags plenty to build around.