PARKLAND, Washington – Despite outhitting crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran, the Puget Sound baseball team lost to the Lutes, 9-7, on the road Sunday afternoon. The Loggers finished with 12 hits to the Lutes' 11.
The Loggers grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning, starting with a leadoff single by Cal Muramaru. Jones followed with a single of his own, and Chris Zerio's sac bunt put two runners in scoring position.
Alarcio capitalized on the opportunity and drove in both runners with a single to centerfield. Nathan Backes followed with an RBI double to left field, capping of the opening-stanza rally.
The Lutes (20-14, 13-8 NWC) put a run on the board in the second inning, but that was just the beginning. Pacific Lutheran pushed six runners across the plate in the third inning to claim a 7-3 lead.
The Loggers quickly bounced back with three runs in the fourth. Jones smacked an RBI double, and he later came around to score on a fielding error by the PLU second baseman. Alarcio lifted a sac fly to plate Zerio, who reach base with a single and stole second.
Jones' second RBI, a single that scored Connor Dunn in the seventh, accounted for the Loggers' final run of the afternoon.
Puget Sound hosts the Lutes on Wednesday, April 13, for a non-conference game at 4 p.m.
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