Loggers, Boxers set for three-game series in Oregon

Photo by Dina Ultsch
Photo by Dina Ultsch

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound baseball team heads to Pacific for a three-game Northwest Conference series that starts with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 18, at 12 p.m.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific

 WHEN  

 Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 12 p.m. (DH)

 WHERE

 Chuck Bafaro Stadium | Forest Grove, Ore. 

 LIVE

 Stats (G1) Stats (G2)

 SOCIAL MEDIA 

 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific

 WHEN  

 Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 12 p.m. 

 WHERE

 Chuck Bafaro Stadium | Forest Grove, Ore. 

 LIVE

 Stats

 SOCIAL MEDIA 

 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Merle in a zone

Merle Rowan-Kennedy has been a wizard on the mound and was recently named the Logger Club Logger of the Week. The junior starting pitcher allowed just four hits, one walk, and struck out five to earn his second victory of the season as the Loggers topped the Wildcats, 2-1, on March 12. After a shaky start to the season, Rowan-Kennedy has been dominant in his last two starts. The Seattle native has allowed just one earned run and five hits through his last 14.1 innings. He also has 12 strikeouts during that stretch.

 

Up and down

The Puget Sound pitching staff has allowed three or fewer earned runs in eight games this season. On flip side, the Loggers have yielded six or more earned runs in six games. Puget Sound carries a 4.19 ERA into the weekend, which ranks fifth in the NWC.

 

Save the day

Michael Warnick is tied for the NWC lead with four saves. He has allowed just two earned runs in 10 innings for a 1.80 ERA.

 

Scouting Pacific (8-10, 3-9 NWC)

The Boxers enter the weekend with a seven-game losing streaks, including three-game sweep by George Fox and Pacific Lutheran. Two losses during the current streak came in extra innings. Pacific is hitting .240 as a team, and its pitching staff has a 4.58 ERA. Boxer pitchers have allowed more walks (107) than any team in the NWC. Kuris Kloke leads the squad with three home runs, while Dylan Wright and Eli Wisdom have four steals, apiece.

 

 

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