Loggers two-hit Stags in second game of doubleheader split

Loggers two-hit Stags in second game of doubleheader split

CLAREMONT, CaliforniaMerle Rowan-Kennedy and the Logger pitching staff two-hit Claremont-M-S in the second game of the Puget Sound baseball team's doubleheader split at the Stags on Saturday afternoon.

 

Puget Sound 2, CMS 6

Jordan Hirae and Ian Hughes both collected multiple hits, but the Stags scored all six of their runs in the fifth inning to win the day's first game, 6-2.

The Loggers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth after Nolan Wiler led off with a walk and promptly stole second base. Wiler tagged up and took third on a fly out by Makoa Mau, and Layne Croney followed with an RBI single through the right side.

The one-run lead was short-lived, however, as CMS quickly answered with six runs – including a two-run home run by Evan Opperman.

Puget Sound got one more run in the eighth inning after James Dejesus led off with a double, and Hughes delivered an RBI single back up the middle.

Both Hughes and Hirae finished the game 2-for-4 at the plate.

 

Puget Sound 3, CMS 1

The Logger (5-7) pitching staff allowed just two hits and Ian Hughes drove in two runs as Puget Sound beat CMS, 3-1, in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Starting pitcher Merle Rowan-Kennedy allowed just one hit through 7.1 innings and struck out seven. Michael Warnick shut the door on the Stags (5-1) with a five-out save.

CMS took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the first inning, but the Loggers broke through in the fifth. Connor Dunn led off with a walk and Tyler Brazelton followed with a single down the left-field line. Ian Hughes and Corey Roberts hit consecutive RBI singles to give Puget Sound a 2-1 edge.

The Loggers got an insurance run in the ninth inning when Hughes' triple allowed James Dejesus to score.

Both Brazelton (2-for-5) and Hughes (2-for-4) finished the game with multiple hits.

The Loggers and Stags conclude their three-game series on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m.

 

 

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