Loggers, Lutes set for Cheney Stadium showdown

Photo by Chris Lund
Photo by Chris Lund

TACOMA, Washington – NCAA Division-III baseball returns to Cheney Stadium – home of the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, Tacoma Rainiers - when Puget Sound hosts Pacific Lutheran on Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. The crosstown rivalry matchup is a non-conference game, and admission is free.



 Puget Sound vs. Pacific Lutheran


 Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 6 p.m.


 Cheney Stadium | Tacoma, Wash.  


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Ceremonial first pitch

The Puget Sound women's basketball team, which won the 2016-17 Northwest Conference regular-season title with a perfect 16-0 record, will take part in the ceremonial first pitch.


Saves leader

Michael Warnick leads the Northwest Conference with seven saves, three more than the second-best total in the NWC. He has a 3.45 ERA through 15.2 innings this season.


Merle rollin'

Starting pitcher Merle Rowan-Kennedy continues to dominate on the hill. In his last five starts (34.1 IP), Rowan-Kennedy has a 1.83 ERA and has allowed only 20 hits.


Yard work

After hitting three home runs in their first 18 games, the Loggers have homered four times in their last eight games. James Dejesus, Mason Quinlan, Matt Shelhamer, and Connor Dunn have each cleared the outfield fence during that stretch.


Scouting Pacific Lutheran (17-8, 15-6 NWC)

The Lutes were ranked No. 17 in the country in the most recent D3baseball.com top-25 poll (March 26). Four Lutes are hitting over .350 this season: Anthony Gasoline (.387), Kory VanderStaay (.379), Landon Packard (.377), and Ben Welch (.368). On the mound, Chad Gideon is 4-0 with a 2.47 ERA through eight starts. Pacific Lutheran was swept in three games at Willamette this past weekend.