PASADENA, Calif. - The Kalamazoo College baseball team finished its four-game set in California with a pair of wins over Caltech on Saturday afternoon as the Hornets defeated the Beavers 1-0 in game one and 10-4 in extra innings in game two.
Jack Tagget was the story for the Hornets in game one as the senior delivered a gem on the mound in his first outing of 2020. Tagget pitched a complete-game shutout as he struck out six batters while allowing just three hits during the seven-inning game.
The Hornets completed the Saturday sweep of the Beavers in game two as they used 11 hits to earn a 10-4 victory.
After surrendering three runs in the bottom of the first, Kalamazoo responded with two of its own in the third on a Noah Hecht sacrifice fly and a wild pitch to tie the game at 3-3.
The teams traded runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a tie ballgame into the eighth inning. The Hornets exploded for six in the top of the eighth to take a commanding lead and win the game.
Blake Bean delivered a big game from the lead-off spot of the lineup as he tallied two hits, scored two runs, and drove in three more.
Poeszat also had a pair of hits while driving in a run of his own.
Six Hornet pitchers combined to allow zero earned runs while striking out five batters. Propson earned the win as he delivered a scoreless seventh inning.
Kalamazoo returns to play on Saturday, March 7 at Earlham with a double-header that is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. EST.