CLAREMONT, Calif. – Three errors led to four unearned runs as visiting Whitworth fell 5-0 at Pomona-Pitzer on Sunday morning in the finale of the Pirates' four-game season-opening swing through Southern California.
The Sagehens (4-0) picked up two runs in the fourth and eighth innings to put away Whitworth (1-2-1).
Josh Davis went 2-4 at the plate, getting half of the Pirates' four hits on the day. Whitworth had two runners on base in both the third and fourth innings, but could not get anyone around to home.
Simon Rosenbaum pitched 7.0 innings for P-P, allowing three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Drew Helgren pitched the final two innings for a save.
Nick Scourey threw five solid innings for Whitworth, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits. Zach Shuholm pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and Jason Renner was tagged for two unearned runs in the eighth inning.
Mark Okuma's sacrifice fly drove in the initial run, followed by Sam Fox's RBI double in the fourth inning. Both runs were unearned after an error in the first at-bat of the inning.
The Sagehens put the game away with two more unearned runs in the eighth. Erik Munzer had an RBI single in the inning.
Whitworth will return to Washington to host the Swing Into Spring Classic next weekend at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.