Quinlan, Wiler finish with multiple hits in loss at Whitman

Photo by Chris Lund
Photo by Chris Lund

WALLA WALLA, WashingtonMason Quinlan and Nolan Wiler both finished with multiple hits, but the Puget Sound baseball team lost at Whitman, 12-2, on Sunday afternoon.

Whitman (15-15, 9-9 NWC) opened the first inning with a 2-0 lead, but the Loggers (10-16, 6-11 NWC) cut the deficit in half in the second inning. With one out in the top of the frame, Ricardo Barraza struck out but reached first base on a wild pitch. The catcher then stole second base, and he scored on Tyler Brazelton's single to left field.

The Blues scored two more runs in the third inning, but the Loggers tried to keep it close with a run in the fourth. Barraza and Matt Shelhamer hit consecutive singles, and Brazelton advanced the runners with a sac bunt. Nolan Wiler came through with a sac fly that made it a 4-2 game in favor of Whitman.

However, the Blues scored six runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

Quinlan went 2-for-4 with a double, and Wiler also doubled to go with two hits in three at-bats.

The Loggers take on Pacific Lutheran at Cheney Stadium for a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

 

 

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