Pitching, hitting give Pack a win over Miller
Good pitching from sophomore Jack Noble combined with 13 hits gave Claremont a solid 5-2 win over A. B. Miller on Tuesday in Claremont. The team put in a much more focused effort coming off their loss last week which made the all the difference.
The two teams were scoreless for three innings and then both got on the board in the fourth. The break out for the Pack came in the fifth when they racked up four more runs. Claremont left a number of players on base in the sixth and seventh, including a controversial double play called after an infield fly rule.
Miller rallied in the seventh, advancing runners to third and second, which led to their final run on a wild pitch. But Claremont put them away with a key strike out and good fielding.
Sophomore Nathan Rodriguez was literally batting 1000 with three hits for three at bats including one double. Junior Matt Hohn had two singles for three at bats and came up with some key defensive plays at third base. Jake Gentry had two hits including a triple, while Travis Moffatt’s two hits included a double.
Noble gets the win for pitching all seven innings, giving up six hits while striking out two and walking one.
The Pack is now 2-3 with the Palomares League starting next week.