Loggers Erase Early Deficit But Fall To Whitworth
PASCO, Wash. – The Puget Sound baseball team fought back to erase a deficit but fell 5-3 to Whitworth on Sunday. The Loggers (4-3) erased an early three-run deficit but couldn't complete the comeback in the final game of the Swing Into Spring Classic.
Nate Aguiar and Carson Blumenthal locked into an early pitcher's duel to start off the game. Blumenthal and the Pirates took the early advantage with two runs in the second and one more in the fifth.
Aguiar lasted six innings for the Loggers while Blumenthal went 7.1 innings for the Pirates but both starters cam away with no-decision.
In the top of the sixth, Bobby Hosmer knocked in Christian Carter to get the Loggers on the board. The Loggers really got the bats going in the eighth with four hits and a pair of run to tie up the game.
However, Jeremy Druffel had the answer for the Pirates in the bottom half of the inning. He singled with two runners on to score both and give the Pirates the lead and eventually the win.
Hosmer and Lucas Stone each had a pair of hits to lead the Loggers at the plate.
The Loggers head south next week for three games in Portland, starting with a 5 p.m. game against Concordia.