CMS upsets No. 2 Chapman
Watanabe’s two-run double lifts Stags past Panthers
ORANGE, Calif. -- For much of the game, No. 2 Chapman kept Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scoreless, without a hit. The final few innings were a different story as Claremont took advantage of several Chapman misplays to squeak out a 3-1, upset win on Tuesday.
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|Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, No. 2 Chapman 1|
|No. 22 Trinity (Texas) 6, Centenary 4|
|No. 22 Trinity (Texas) 10, Centenary 8|
Chapman had won its last 15 games against Claremont, last losing in the series 11-6 in 2004.
Chapman (4-2) got its lone run in the third inning on an RBI infield hit to the shortstop by sophomore outfield Adam Velez. Stags' sophomore starting pitcher Brett Watanabe limited Chapman to one run on four hits in seven innings of work. Chapman starter Travis McGee held Claremont without a hit until the seventh inning when freshman Brian Gose led off the inning with a single. McGee gave up two hits and two walks while striking out six in eight innings.
In the eighth inning, Watanabe led off with a single to left and eventually came around to tie the score at 1-1 after a pair of passed balls led to an unearned run. Then in the ninth, an error by Tyler Surnbrock kept the inning alive for Claremont (2-4), Watanabe came through again, this time with the game-winning two-run double down the left field line off of senior pitcher Ben Levitt to take a 3-1 lead.
The Panthers had an opportunity to mount a rally in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs but could not get a clutch base hit.