Occidental pitcher Riley James (junior) started off an impressive three-game sweep against Rutgers-Newark March 19 and 20. James started in the Saturday game, allowing only two earned runs and striking out eight batters over eight innings in the 4-3 victory. The Tigers extended their winning streak to 13 games and sit atop the SCIAC standings.
“I think we have a lot to prove in the next couple weeks,” James said. “We haven’t played some of the top teams in the conference yet, and we have Redlands coming up next week, so playing the number two team in the conference will really be a test of our process and the type of baseball we have been playing. I think our team is very talented and one of the best and most fun I have been on. If we take one game at a time and trust our process we will be a tough team to beat.”