LOS ANGELES -- Josh Cohen pitched another gem, going all nine innings with 10 strikeouts, as the Occidental baseball team held off La Verne 5-4 in Game 1 of a three-game series on Friday.
The Tigers and Leopards are back in action on Saturday in La Verne for a doubleheader.
Oxy's record improves to 15-9 overall and 9-4 in SCIAC play.
La Verne falls to 16-10 and 7-3.
Cohen, who has been rock solid as Oxy's Friday starter this season, pitched his second complete game of the season, improving to 5-2. After giving up just one earned run, his ERA is down to 2.28 overall and 1.18 in SCIAC play -- the second best average in the league.
Oxy's Antonio Andrade, who went 2 for 2, got the big hit with a single to left in the eighth that scored Jake Fredickson for Oxy's fifth run.
Dean Abramson went 1 for 2 for the Tigers.
Jakob Thomas and Christopher Perez each went 2 for 4 for La Verne.
Christopher Arcos was charged with the loss.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram