Nelson Throws Six, Whits Notch First Win
News Release Date:
Sunday, February 27
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Jake Nelson tossed six innings of two-run ball and his teammates scored four times with two outs in the sixth inning as Whitman College notched its first baseball victory of the season Sunday morning, beating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7-3 in Claremont, Calif.
CMS, which nipped Whitman 16-15 in 10 innings on Saturday, ended the weekend with a 5-7 record.
Whitman takes a 1-9 record into a game later today against nearby Pomona-Pitzer.
With the game tied at 2-2, Whitman scored four runs on three hits and two CMS errors in the top of the sixth.
After freshman Kyle Moyes doubled home the first run, freshman Aaron Cohen walked. Freshman Kyle Buckham rapped an RBI-single to the right field, and a second run scored when the ball was misplayed in the outfield.
Chris Andrews, a first-year sophomore, drove home the fourth run with another single.
The Stags narrowed the gap to 6-3 with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Whitman added an insurance run in the top of the ninth.
Freshman Jimmy Madden singled, senior Jay Richards drew a base on balls and freshman Cam Young walked to load the bases. Senior Erik Korsmo then drew another free pass to force home the run.
Whitman plated its first two runs in the second inning. A Korsmo single and walks to freshman Casey Minnick and Moyes set the table for Cohen's two-run double.
Nelson allowed just one run on four hits over the first four innings. He also surrendered Scott Witte's solo home run in the fifth.
Sophomore Justin Weeks threw the last three innings, giving up one run on four hits.
Korsmo had three of Whitman's nine hits. Moyes had two hits.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
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