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Jarrett Korson did not allow a baserunner in his final 5 innings
Jarrett Korson did not allow a baserunner in his final 5 innings

Korson Dominates as CMS Baseball Takes 4-0 Win over Allegheny

TUCSON, Ariz. – Jarrett Korson picked up 18 straight outs from the second through seventh innings to get the victory on the mound, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team earned a 4-0 win over Allegheny on Friday morning in its first game of the Tucson Invitational.

With the win, CMS improves to 12-4 on the season, while Allegheny slips to 3-8 with the loss.

Korson was in a two-on, none-out jam in the second inning after allowing a leadoff double and a single, but got out of it with two strikeouts and a pickoff. He then retired the side in order in five straight innings before giving way to the bullpen in the eighth after retiring 17 batters in a row (with the pickoff accounting for the 18th out), finishing with four hits, six strikeouts and no walks.

Andrew Blackett finished off the win by getting the final six outs, allowing a leadoff single in both the eighth and the ninth, but allowing both runners to advance no further, including picking up two straight strikeouts in the eighth for the first and second outs.

Offensively, CMS took the lead in the third inning on an RBI single from Jack Potter. In the seventh, the Stags picked up three key runs to stretch their lead, with William DeForest driving the first run home with an RBI single, and Nick Wilson (walk) and Julian Sanders (hit-by-pitch) bringing insurance runs home with the bases loaded and two outs.  

Korson has a complete game shutout already this season, after blanking Chapman in the series opener with the Panthers on Feb. 26, but the Stags opted not to have him throw past the seventh in a non-conference game. He improves to 3-1 on the season with the win, with 36 strikeouts and six walks.

The high-powered Stags were held to only four hits, but caused damage on the basepaths with five stolen bases, including two from DeForest. Tyler Shaw, Potter and Derek Seneker also swiped bases. CMS also played flawless defense on its 36 chances in the field. 

CMS will be back in action tomorrow at the Tucson Invitational when it plays two games against Macalaster, starting at 2 p.m.