On June 5, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Baseball and Softball teams. Among the student-athletes honored were CJ Novogradac (CMC) and Briana Halle (CMC). Both Novogradac and Halle earn the first Academic All-America nods of their career with Novogradac earning First Team as a designated hitter and Halle picking up Second Team honors as an infielder.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics is ranked third in the 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, the program’s highest finish ever. This is the second-straight year that CMS has finished in the top-5 in the country.
D3baseball.com announced the student-athletes named to the All-West Region team on Monday and CJ Novogradac (CMC) garnered First Team accolades, representing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball as a designated hitter. He was also honored by the ABCA with a Third Team All-Region nod.
On Thursday morning the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the recipients of the Google Cloud Academic All-District award for NCAA Division III baseball. Among the players honored this morning was the Stags’ designated hitter, CJ Novogradac (CMC). One of 11 student-athletes named to the District 8 team, a region that is made up of all schools in the west, Novogradac earns the first Academic All-District honor of his career.
For the 10th-straight year and 30th time in program history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletic Department claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Combined All-Sports Trophy. The Athenas earned 94 points this season and won the All-Sports Trophy on the women’s side by a 19-point margin, claiming their eighth-straight and 23rd overall. The Stags finished third in the standings on the men’s side with 65.5 points. Pomona-Pitzer won the men’s All-Sports Trophy.
Three Stags were honored earlier this week when the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released their end of season awards and All-Conference baseball teams. Patrick Gavin (CMC) was named the Newcomer of the Year for the SCIAC after a successful freshman campaign that saw the Stags’ second basemen lead the team with seven home runs. Sophomores Justin Hull (CMC) and Henri Levenson (CMC) each collected Second Team accolades.
What a way to end the season. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team swept the defending National Champions, Cal Lutheran, by scores of 8-7 and 13-3 to end the season on a high note. Trey Smith (CMC) smacked a walk-off home run off the left field foul pole on the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth in Game One to give the Stags an 8-7 victory before CMS collected 17 hits in the night-cap of the doubleheader to earn a run-rule victory by a 13-3 final.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team opened their final series of the 2018 season with a 5-0 loss against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen on Friday afternoon in Thousand Oaks. Henri Levenson (CMC) led the Stags with a 3-4 effort at the dish with a double in the fifth inning. Levenson accounted for three of the Stags' five hits in the contest. Cal Lutheran scored a run in the bottom half of the first inning to get on the board early with a two-out rally. After a pair of fly outs to Levenson in right field the Kingsmen hit back-to-back doubles to take a 1-0 lead. The game remained 1-0 until a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth doubled the lead for Cal Lutheran. The Kingsmen plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-0 lead thanks to five-straight hits to begin the inning.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory in Game Two of a doubleheader at Whittier on Saturday afternoon. With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the ninth, Trey Smith (CMC) launched a two-run homer that proved to be the difference in the final game of the series. CMS dropped Game One on Saturday morning by a 9-2 final.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team trailed 6-0 heading into the home half of the sixth inning, but fought back by scoring four runs with the help of a big fly from Patrick Gavin (CMC). The freshman's sixth home run of the season brought the Stags within two at 6-4, but a five-run ninth inning allowed the Poets to run away with an 11-4 victory. CMS shared the offense on Friday with seven different Stags notching hits in the contest, including a double from Brandon Mitchell (CMC) and Gavin's homer in the sixth. Gavin and Kevin Nakahara (HMC) each knocked in a pair of runs.
There are usually two questions that follow when someone learns that I play two sports. How? And Why? The second question, the reason why I play two sports, stems from my life back in Texas and how I was raised.
The Chapman Panthers beat the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team by scores of 7-1 and 15-4 on Saturday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep of the Stags over the weekend. The Stags struggled to get the offense going throughout the first eight innings of the day, finally breaking through for a run in the ninth inning of Game One. In Game Two, CMS and Chapman were tied 3-3 after three innings of play, but the Panthers outscored the Stags 12-1 in the final six frames to earn a 15-4 victory.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team was held to three hits in an 8-0 loss against the Chapman Panthers on Friday afternoon. The Stags collected two hits in the top of the first with Ryan Motter (CMC) and CJ Novogradac (CMC) both singling. Those knocks combined with a walk to Chase Eller (CMC) loaded the bases, but CMS was unable to plate a run as a strike out left the bases loaded.
On Saturday, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team dropped a pair of heart-breaking losses against Pomona-Pitzer by scores of 10-9 and 11-9. The Stags held the lead in both games, but the Sagehens put crooked numbers on the board in the late innings to come from behind in both games to complete the series sweep. On the day, Chase Eller (CMC) and CJ Novogradac (CMC) led the offense for CMS. Eller went 6-9 on the day with three RBI, a home run, and a double while Novogradac was 4-8 with a pair of doubles, a home run, and four RBI.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team fought hard into extra innings before falling to rival Pomona-Pitzer 6-5 in 10 innings. The Stags answered two early Pomona-Pitzer runs with three runs of their own to take the lead in the third. CMS added to their lead with an RBI single by CJ Novogradac (CMC) in the bottom of the fifth, but the Sagehens scored three across the seventh and eighth innings to take a 5-4 lead.
Justin Hull (CMC) tossed a complete game, six-hitter in Game Two of a doubleheader on Saturday against the No. 15 Redlands Bulldogs. The effort from Hull helped the Stags to a 5-3 victory in the contest allowing the Stags to salvage a game from the three-game series. The Bulldogs defeated the Stags 7-3 in the first game of the doubleheader, before Hull shouldered the load in the night-cap. Carson Bridges (CMC) led the way for the Stags' offense with three hits on the day.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team was held to four hits in a 7-3 loss against the No. 15 Redlands Bulldogs on Friday afternoon. The Stags took an early lead with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first, but the Bulldogs answered with seven runs in the middle innings of the game to take a 7-2 lead. The Stags scored one run in the seventh on a wild pitch, but it was not enough and the Bulldogs held on for the 7-3 victory.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team dropped both ends of a Sunday doubleheader, falling to the Middlebury Panthers 10-8 in 10 innings and the Occidental Tigers 11-2. Against Middlebury, CMS rallied late, scoring three in the sixth, three in the eighth, and two in the ninth to send the game into extras. In Game Two, Occidental scored early runs and road a strong pitching performance to the 11-2 victory. The Occidental win gave the three-game weekend series to the Tigers, two games to one.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team split a doubleheader with the Occidental Tigers on Saturday afternoon, earning a 3-2 victory in Game Two after dropping Game One by a 7-3 final. Justin Hull (CMC) highlighted the day on the mound, tossing eight innings in the second game of the doubleheader, allowing just five hits and two runs while striking out eight to earn his third victory of the season.
Seems like only yesterday I got the call from Head Football Coach John Zinda – he was looking for a football/baseball coach. Two year head coach Pat Murphy decided to take the head coaching job at the University of Notre Dame. It was the summer of 1987 and a gallon of gas was 89 cents.
On Monday afternoon the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team split a doubleheader on Arce Field. CMS earned a 9-7 victory in Game One against the Dickinson Red Devils before falling the nightcap of the doubleheader by a 4-2 final score. The Stags were led on the day by Henri Levenson (CMC), Patrick Gavin (CMC), and Ryan Motter (CMC) who each drove home multiple runs on the day. After the split, the Stags move to 13-8 and are over half-way done with the regular season. They will take an 11 day break before getting back on the field against the Occidental Tigers on Friday, Mar. 23 at 3:00 p.m. on Arce Field.
Chase Eller (CMC) and the Stags' offense powered CMS to a pair of non-conference victories over the Ursinus Bears on Friday afternoon. Eller hammered three home runs, drove home 12 runs, scored seven of his own, smacked two doubles, walked three times, and stole a base to lead the an unprecedented offensive outburst in the doubleheader sweep. The Stags won Game One 13-7, before doubling up the Bears in Game Two 24-12. As a team on Friday, the Stags scored 37 runs with 35 RBI, they went 34-85 (.400 batting average) at the plate and accumulated 16 walks, four doubles, a triple, six home runs, and two stolen bases while striking out just 12 times in the doubleheader.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team split a doubleheader with the visiting La Verne Leopards on Arce Field on Sunday afternoon. The Stags won the first game of the double-dip 7-1, before dropping a tough 7-6 decision in the nightcap. CMS hammered four home runs on the day, including three in the Game One victory.
The La Verne Leopards scored 12 unanswered runs to defeat the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags 12-1 to open a three-game SCIAC series on Saturday afternoon. The Stags took a 1-0 lead with a Patrick Gavin (CMC) single in the top of the second, but the Leopards responded with runs in the second, third, and fifth to take a 5-1 advantage heading into the sixth. CMS drops their first SCIAC game of the season and moves to 3-1 in conference play. The Stags are now 9-6 overall and will look to bounce back tomorrow when they host the Leopards in a doubleheader at Arce Field beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The Stags dropped a Saturday afternoon contest with the visiting Puget Sound Loggers by a 14-6 final score. The Loggers scored 10 times in the first two innings to build a 10-1 lead before winning by a comfortable 14-6 margin. CJ Novogradac (CMC) led the Stags' offense with a pair of hits on the day. Five different Stags collected RBI on the afternoon and Trey Smith (CMC) slashed the only extra-base hit, ripping an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
On Friday, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team hosted the Bates Bobcats and the Puget Sound Loggers in a split doubleheader. Trey Smith (CMC) delivered a two-run homer to left center in the bottom of the first inning against Bates and the Stags took advantage of a number of free passes from the Bobcats to earn a 9-1 victory in the first-half of the twin-bill. CMS dropped the nightcap of their doubleheader against the University of Puget Sound 13-3 in an eight-inning shortened due to darkness. The loss snaps the Stags’ seven-game winning streak.
The Stags trailed the visiting Castleton Spartans 3-2 heading to the bottom of the ninth. CMS scored a pair of runs in the frame to earn a thrilling, 4-3 comeback victory. Kevin Nakahara (HMC) pulled a ball through the right side to tie the game and moments later a wild pitch scored pinch runner Deji Andrew (HMC) from third to give CMS the victory. Chase Eller (CMC) went 3-4 at the dish and scored a run to lead the offensive effort for the Stags. CJ Novogradac (CMC), Sean Emery (CMC), and Nakahara each drove home runs for the Stags in the win.
fter topping the Caltech Beavers 11-5 on Friday afternoon, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team claimed a pair of victories on Saturday to sweep the season opening three-game SCIAC series against Caltech. The Stags took the first game on Saturday by a narrow 4-3 margin before notching a convincing 12-3 win in the nightcap.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team opened the SCIAC Season with an 11-5 victory over the Caltech Beavers on Friday afternoon. Caltech took a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third, but CMS scored the next nine runs to take a 9-2 advantage. Things got a little dicey as the Beavers scored three times in the top of the seventh, but the Stags held on and escaped further damage.
Brandon Mitchell (CMC) knocked an RBI ground rule double to score Patrick Gavin (CMC) in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a 9-8 walk-off win over Texas-Dallas on Sunday morning. The Stags held an 8-1 lead midway through the game, but the Comets scored seven runs across the seventh and eighth innings to force extra innings.