Logger bats come to life with 28 hits, but drop two at Whitman

Logger bats come to life with 28 hits, but drop two at Whitman

WALL WALLA, WashingtonConnor Dunn homered and the Loggers totaled 28 hits, but the Puget Sound baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Whitman on Saturday.

Puget Sound 6, Whitman 10

The Loggers (10-15, 6-10 NWC) collected a season-high 16 hits, but Puget Sound fell to Whitman, 10-6, in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Cal Muramaru led off the third inning with a double and scored on Mason Quinlan's single to tie the game, 1-1. However, the Blues (14-15, 8-9 NWC) scored eight unanswered runs on their way to a win.

Whitman scored four runs in both the third and fourth innings before the Loggers mustered their second run of the game thanks to an RBI single by James Dejesus in the sixth inning.

Puget Sound pieced together three runs in the seventh inning, leading off with Connor Dunn's solo home run – his first of the year. Corey Roberts followed with a single, and he scored following a Jack Gries base hit that was compounded with an error by the centerfielder. Layne Croney smacked an RBI single later in the inning.

Both Gries and Croney finished with three hits. Roberts, Quinlan, and Dejesus recorded two hits, apiece. Dejesus added an RBI single in the ninth inning.

Puget Sound 5, Whitman 6 (10 inn.)

The Loggers raced out to a 4-0 lead through three innings, but the Blues rallied for a 6-5 win in 10 innings.

Ryan Darrow began the second inning with a single, and Tyler Brazelton followed with a double down the left-field line. James Dejesus grounded out to score Darrow and give the Loggers a 1-0 lead. Jack Gries and Layne Croney hit consecutive RBI singles to make it a 3-0 game.

Corey Roberts led off the third inning with a single, and Brazelton hit a two-out single to put runners on the corners. Brazelton got caught up in a run down while trying to steal second base long enough for Roberts to sprint home and give Puget Sound a 4-0 edge.

Robert's RBI single in the seventh inning gave the Loggers' a 5-0 lead, but the Blues rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame. Whitman pushed two more runs across the plate in the ninth inning to send the game into extras. Whitman won it with a two-out, walk-off single.

Puget Sound and Whitman conclude their three-game series on Sunday, April 2, at 12 p.m.

 

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