PARKLAND, Washington – The Puget Sound baseball team committed five errors during a 16-3 loss against Pacific Lutheran on Saturday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Logger Baseball Field, but wet weather moved the teams across town to PLU Field. Puget Sound remained the designated home team.
The Lutes (3-2, 1-1 NWC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Loggers (4-5, 1-1 NWC) plated a run in home half of the frame with the benefit of a hit or an error. Cal Muramaru drew a leadoff walk, and Jordan Hirae's sacrifice bunt moved Muramaru into scoring position. Muramaru took third base following a passed ball, and James Dejesus' ground out allowed Muramaru to reach home.
One of the biggest miscues by the Loggers wasn't an error, but rather a matter of miscommunication. Pacific Lutheran loaded the bases with two outs for Cole Johnson, who lifted a high pop-up just behind third base. Muramaru came in charging in from left field and called off third baseman Nolan Wiler, but Muramaru wasn't able to catch up with the ball. All three base runners scored on the base hit.
The rubber match between the Loggers and Lutes concludes on the Puget Sound campus on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m.
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