Pasadena, CA -- California Institute of Technology's baseball team ended a 228-game losing streak Saturday with a 9-7 victory against Pacifica, the Beavers' first win in nearly 10 years.
After dropping the first game of its season-opening doubleheader 5-0, Caltech won the second behind a complete-game seven-inning effort by freshman Daniel Chou.
Caltech hadn't won since Feb. 15, 2003, 5-4 against Cal State-Monterey Bay.
"It was almost as if they had been there before," first-year coach Matthew Mark said of the victory Saturday against the school from San Dimas, Calif..
It was a non-conference game, though, and Caltech, mainly a Division III participant, has not won a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest since 1988, a span of 463 games.
The Beavers open their 24-game SCIAC schedule Feb. 15 at Whittier (Calif.).
Caltech's men's basketball team ended a 310-game conference losing streak in 2011, while the women's volleyball team ended a 56-match losing streak last year.