Caltech baseball snaps incredible 228-game losing streak

Feb 3, 2013, 6:02 PM | Updated: 6:14 pm

It’s safe to say Caltech University (Pasadena, Calif.) — a school full of engineers, rocket scientists and economists — isn’t exactly a world-beater when it comes to collegiate athletics.

In February 2012, the school’s basketball program notched a rare 46-45 victory against Occidental College. How rare? It was the Beavers’ first win in 311 tries dating back to 1986.

The women’s volleyball team also got into the act on October 19, winning their first match in program history against Mills College.

But the Beavers’ run of futility isn’t limited to the hardwood.

Heading into the second game of a doubleheader against Pacifica College Saturday, Caltech baseball had lost 228 games since February 15, 2003.

Eventually though, all streaks are meant to be snapped. Thanks to a four-run first inning, the Beavers treated a crowd of 87 fans at Caltech North Field to a 9-7 victory.

So to the 2003 Caltech baseball team, sorry guys but the champagne popping is officially over. You’re longer the big men on campus.

Penguin Air


Morgan Hoffmann of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of t...
Haboob Blog

Morgan Hoffmann’s golf ball ricochets off his hat at John Deere Classic

It doesn't matter what your skill level is, sometimes things just don't go your way on the golf course. Just ask Morgan Hoffmann.
18 hours ago
(Twitter photo / Connor Witt)...
Haboob Blog

Fan finds way to customize a new Kevin Durant Suns jersey

One fan already has their own customized Kevin Durant Phoenix Suns jersey after the news the former MVP requested a trade was reported.
2 days ago
Devin Booker #1 and Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns celebrates against the Milwaukee Bucks du...
Haboob Blog

Chris Paul teases Mikal Bridges for ‘trash’ showing at charity softball game

Suns' Chris Paul joked after winning JaVale McGee’s Water For Life Charity Softball Game MVP award that Mikal Bridges was the weakest link.
9 days ago
Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the NBA Championship Trophy during t...
Haboob Blog

Warriors’ Klay Thompson trips, runs over fan during championship parade

Warriors guard Klay Thompson gave social media plenty of laughs on Monday before and during his team's championship parade in the Bay Area.
12 days ago
Grayson Murray of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the third round of th...
Haboob Blog

Pro golfer Grayson Murray steals show at U.S. Open with meltdown

Pro golfer Grayson Murray was having a tough go of it Sunday morning at the 122nd U.S. Open. Just ask his golf clubs.
12 days ago
(Twitter photo: @utahjazz)...
Haboob Blog

Social reactions: Utah Jazz reveal new jerseys, rebrand ahead of 2022 season

The Utah Jazz revealed four new jerseys on Friday featuring a classic look but a rebrand that fans and Twitter had plenty fun with.
14 days ago
Caltech baseball snaps incredible 228-game losing streak