Sagehens move up to No. 1

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team is the newly minted No. 1 team in the country.

The Sagehens moved from first to third in the Collegiate Baseball poll released earlier in the week. They are No. 3 in the D3 baseball poll.

They are a sparkling 31-3 with 12 straight wins, the most impressive three in a row coming against a Chapman team that traditionally challenges for the Division III national title.

Sometimes that No. 1 ranking isn’t a good thing because it tends to put a target on your back. But this Pitzer team is a pretty composed bunch that seems like it will be able to handle that sort of thing.

The Sagehens do face a formidable foe next in Cal Lutheran which is ranked 16th in one poll and 13th in the other. Pitzer has a two-game lead over the Kingsmen in the SCIAC so it should be a great series. Game time Friday is 3 p.m. at Pomona-Pitzer.