Tigers Baseball clinches first winning season since 1990

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Author: Ryan Graff

Occidental baseball (21-16 overall, 16-10 SCIAC) celebrated Founder’s Day with a 14-1 rout of SCIAC opponent Cal Tech (0-30 overall, 0-25 SCIAC) on Friday to secure the team’s first winning season in 22 years. With just two games remaining, it is impossible for the men to finish at or below .500, a feat that has not been accomplished by a Tiger baseball team since the 1990 squad went 20-14 overall and 12-6 in SCIAC. Led by new head coach Luke Wetmore, the 2012 Tigers showed vast improvement from years past, as they currently share the same conference record with third-place Cal Lutheran, who the orange and black defeated on April 21. In the milestone game against Cal Tech, Chris Caldwell (sophomore) set the tone with a grand slam in the first inning, opening the gates for an offensive clinic in which twelve different Tigers got hits, seven of them recording RBIs. Though the Tigers will not make the playoffs, they will look to finish their season with a pair of wins as they host CMS on Friday and travel to Whittier on Saturday.

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