NEWBERG, Oregon – Puget Sound pitchers allowed only five earned runs through 16 innings, but the Logger baseball team lost both ends of a Northwest Conference doubleheader at George Fox Saturday afternoon.
Puget Sound 0, George Fox 4
Puget Sound starting pitcher Tyler Huling allowed only two earned runs in five innings, and Joe Brennan struck out five in three innings of relief, but the Logger couldn't muster a run in a 4-0 loss against the Bruins.
Jack Gries rocked a double to left field in the opening stanza, but he was stranded on third base. George Fox went on to score one run in each of the first three innings. Kyle Strash led off the sixth inning with a single, but a double play extinguished hopes of a Puget Sound rally.
Quinlan extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the ninth inning.
Puget Sound 1, George Fox 2
Freshman starting pitcher Davis Miller allowed just two earned runs through six innings, and he struck out four, but once again the Puget Sound bats were mostly silent in a 2-1 loss against George Fox.
The teams were locked in a scoreless tie through six innings, but George Fox broke through with two runs in the seventh inning. The Loggers got one of those runs back in the eighth. Sean Rooney hit a one-out double to left field, and consecutive singles by AJ Morioka and Kyle Strash loaded the bases. Jack Gries' groundout to first base allowed Rooney to score, but that was Puget Sound's only run.
Strash finished the game 1-for-2 at the plate, and he drew two walks. Mason Quinlan's hitting streak was halted at 10 games.
The Loggers and Bruins are scheduled for one more game Sunday, March 3, at 12 p.m.