Savage Lifts Loggers In Extras But Whitman Takes Series Finale
TACOMA, Wash. – Connor Savage lifted the Puget Sound baseball team to a 10-inning 5-4 win in the continuation of yesterday's game before Whitman took the final game of the series 9-3.
Game 2 continued – W, 5-4 (10 inns.)
With the score tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh, yesterday's game was suspended due to rain. Whitman had the bases loaded with two outs and 1-2 count.
Lucas Stone came on to pitch for the Loggers (7-6, 2-1 NWC) and needed just one pitch to record the strikeout and get out of the jam.
Robert Maislin came on to pitch for the Missionaries (6-7, 1-2 NWC) and traded scoreless frames with Stone to force extra innings.
In the bottom of the tenth, Jeff Walton pinch hit and singled into left to get the inning started. He reached second on a sacrifice hit to set the table for Savage.
Savage drilled a grounder that snuck up the middle and into center field, scoring Walton easily from second.
Stone earned the win on the mound. The game-winner was Savage's second RBI of the game.
Game 3 – L, 3-9
A five-run sixth proved to be the clinching blow as the Missionaries avoided the sweep with a 9-3 win.
The game was tied at 3-3 going into the sixth inning when Whitman sprinted away. The Missionaries loaded the bases with no outs. Ozzy Braff's dribbled a grounder down the third base line as the runner sprinted toward the plate. A throw home went wide as the first run scored and another followed for a 5-3 Whitman lead.
Kyle Moyes then tripled in two more runs and another run came in later as Whitman blow the tight game open. Moyes had homered in the third inning for a four-RBI effort at the plate.
The teams had traded leads earlier in the game. Savage scored in the first on a grounder from Nate Backes. Moyes' homer gave Whitman a 2-1 lead in the third.
In the fourth, the Loggers put up two more runs to regain the lead momentarily. JB Eary singled in the first run while Savage's sacrifice fly regained the Logger lead.
Aaron Cohen's single in Whitman's fifth tied the game at 3-3 and set the table for the crucial sixth.
The Loggers are back out on the road next week to face Whitworth in a three-game Northwest Conference series. The first game will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m.