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2014 CMS Baseball News

August 20, 2014
Coach Town steps down as head coach of CMS Baseball
After 27 years in the dugout at the helm of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team, head coach Randy Town has stepped down from the position to move into an administrative role within the athletics department, Director of Athletics Mike Sutton announced on Aug. 20.

June 11, 2014
2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.

May 28, 2014
Witte named All-West Region Second Team Shortstop
Senior Scott Witte added another post-season accolade to his resume when he was named as American Baseball Coaches Association's All-West Region's Second Team shortstop. Witte was an All-West Region Third Team shortstop last year.

May 9, 2014
Scott Witte named to All-SCIAC second team
Senior infielder Scott Witte of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team has been named to the All-SCIAC second team, the conference announced on May 8.

May 1, 2014
Highlights: Baseball 3, Occidental 1 (4/29/14)
Watch a few highlights from the CMS baseball team's 3-1 win over Occidental at Arce Field on April 29 to close out the 2014 season.

April 29, 2014
Stags end season with a win, spoil Oxy’s SCIAC Tournament hopes
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags end the 2014 season with a 3-1 win over Occidental on Tuesday afternoon at Arce Field. With the win, CMS spoiled Oxy’s post season hopes at being the fourth place seed in the upcoming SCIAC Tournament. The Stags pitching staff held the Tigers to seven scattered hits while the offense strung singles and doubles together in an inning to earn the win.

April 27, 2014
Road win over Whittier for the Stags
Despite being out of contention for the post-season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team won a hard-fought game against Whittier (7-4) on Sunday afternoon in the third game of Round Robin play. The Stags (14-24, 10-17) won with outstanding play on both sides of the ball.

April 23, 2014
Stags fall to powerful Kingsmen
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team lost to SCIAC’s top seed Cal Lutheran 15-3 on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of Round Robin play. The Kingsmen held the Stags to just five hits while they amassed 20 on the day for the seven inning victory. The highlight of the CMS offense was an RBI triple by senior Yoni Hendel to score the Stags’ first run.

April 21, 2014
Kesselman near perfect in seven inning win over Caltech; CMS earns sweep
To close out its series with Caltech and earn a three-game sweep, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team combined for 20 runs and 25 hits over the final two games on April 19 at Arce Field.

April 12, 2014
Victory over Redlands earns Town 500th win
Coach Randy Town earned his 500th win as the Stags beat Redlands 9-6 in the final game of the series.

April 7, 2014
SCIAC schools participate in home run derby fundraiser for cancer; CMS' Rizzo wins home run derby
When you think of a home run derby, you think of the biggest names in Major League Baseball during All-Star Weekend every summer. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Robinson Cano and David Ortiz come to mind.

April 5, 2014
CMS plays three close games and takes one from No. 3 Cal Lu
The Stags went toe to toe with the No. 3 ranked Cal Lutheran Regals in the weekend series. CMS was either ahead of or tied with the Kingsmen in each of the three games but ultimately lost 9-7 and 5-4 before winning the second game of the Saturday doubleheader 6-2. Sophomore Samuel Woodman earned the win, his third on the season, by holding Cal Lu scoreless through five innings.

March 29, 2014
CMS swept by Lutes
In a two game exhibition with Pacific Lutheran, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team lost both (8-1 and 14-3) on Friday and Saturday at Arce Field. Freshman Evan Opperman and Andrew Burgard had the only RBI for the Stags during the games.

March 24, 2014
Offense comes up big on spring break trip to Tucson
Over its spring break trip to Arizona, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team went 2-1 and scored 37 runs over three games as the team registered wins over Carleton (9-8) and Middlebury (21-5) at the Tucson Tournament March 21 and 22. CMS improved to 8-16 on the season.

March 15, 2014
Three RBI by Burgard and homer by Jack Witte propel Stags past ULV for one win in series
CLAREMONT, Calif. – In the SCIAC series against La Verne, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team went 1-2 over the weekend. The Stags lost the Friday game 2-1, won the first of the double header on Saturday 9-7 and then lost the final game 9-6. Sophomore Andrew Burgard was 2-4 at the plate with three RBI in the Stags’ win.

March 12, 2014
Sign the petition to support Coach Arce’s nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Friends, colleagues, Claremont McKenna College alumni and former student-athletes of Bill Arce, founding athletic director of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department and head baseball coach, have teamed up to organize a Presidential Medal of Freedom nominating committee for Coach Arce.

March 11, 2014
Ithaca knocks off CMS
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team lost to non-conference opponent Ithaca College 6-2 in a mid-week game at Arce Field. Freshman Samuel Baughman got his first collegiate start and struck out one. The Stags are now 5-13 overall

March 8, 2014
Stags nab a win against Chapman in weekend series
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team went 1-2 in the three game series with Chapman over the weekend. Sophomores Jack Witte and Clayton Brock led their team to battle against the now 8-4 (SCIAC) Chapman Panthers. CMS is now 3-9 in conference play and 5-12 overall.

March 2, 2014
Soggy Sunday split for the Stags against Oxy
Continuing with conference play, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team lost the first game of the double header against Occidental 5-2 but then took an early lead in the second game and got the 8-4 win for a split on the day. The Stags are now 2-6 in SCIAC contests, 4-9 overall. Sophomore Mackenzie Menthen was 4-8 over both games with two doubles while senior Ray Hurwitz was part of three double plays on defense.

February 21, 2014
Late rally not enough for Stags to come back against Whittier
To begin their second conference series of the year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team lost to Whittier 11-5 on Friday evening. The Stags’ offense was not able to muster enough runs early in the game and then ran out of innings to fight back.

February 15, 2014
Extra inning win gives CMS doubleheader split at Pomona-Pitzer
A day after dropping a close game at home against Pomona-Pitzer, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team rebounded with a doubleheader split against Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.

February 14, 2014
Sagehens capitalize on Stags’ errors in 4-3 loss
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team opened up their SCIAC season playing cross-street rivals Pomona-Pitzer and lost 4-3 on Friday afternoon. The Stags did not give up any earned runs in the game and rallied in the eighth and ninth innings to put up three runs of their own. Timely hitting by the Sagehens allowed them to score enough to keep CMS at bay.

February 13, 2014
CMS Athlete of the Week (2/3 - 2/9): John Rizzo - Baseball
Junior John Rizzo of the CMS baseball team had a big week going 5-for-11 at the plate with six RBI, including a two-homer game.

February 9, 2014
Big third inning leads to the Stags’ win and a split in the four game series vs. Willamette
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team beat Willamette University 11-6 in the final game of the four game series. Willamette scored first but the Stags’ bats came alive as they scored in three different innings to garner their second win on the season.

February 8, 2014
Walk-off gives CMS first win of 2014 and doubleheader split against Willamette
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team earned its first win of the young season as CMS split a pair of games with Willamette at Arce Field on Saturday afternoon. CMS is now 1-3 on the season.

February 4, 2014
Season-opener for Stags slips away in late innings against Master’s
For six innings, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team held Master’s scoreless. Over the last three innings, Master’s scored five runs to defeat CMS 5-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Arce Field in the season-opener for CMS.

February 3, 2014
Stags victorious over Alumni 8-0
It was a remarkable day at Arce Field on Saturday, February 1st for the annual Alumni Game. There was a fine showing by the alumni as 50 players returned including four members from the first Stag Baseball team in 1959.

January 31, 2014
Season Preview: 2014 CMS Baseball
The CMS baseball team gets its 2014 season underway on Feb. 4 at home on Arce Field vs. Master's. Find out all you need to know about this year's team by watching the season preview video with head coach Randy Town.

December 16, 2013
2014 CMS Stag Baseball Reunion and Alumni Game Information
Information for the 2014 CMS Stag Baseball Reunion and Alumni Game is now available. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Arce Field.

September 13, 2013
CMS To Host Baseball Camp On October 27
CMS will be hosting a baseball camp on Sunday, October 27. The camp will take place at Arce Field on the campus of Claremont McKenna College.