Defensive miscues prove costly in losses to Whitman

Defensive miscues prove costly in losses to Whitman

TACOMA, Washington – Five Puget Sound errors led to six unearned runs between the Logger baseball team's doubleheader losses against Whitman at Logger Field Friday afternoon.

 

Puget Sound 5, Whitman 7

Puget Sound committed two errors in the fourth inning, which led to four unearned runs in the frame, as the Blues won the first game of Friday's doubleheader, 7-5.

The Loggers took a 1-0 led in the second inning. Hunter Riley led off with a single and Corey Roberts followed with a walk. Follow a sacrifice bunt by Ricardo Barraza, Jake Briscoe's groundout allowed Riley to score the game's first run.

Facing a 6-1 deficit late in the game, the Loggers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning. Kyle Strash led off with a double, and he moved to third when Mason Quinlan followed with a single. A wild pitch allowed Strash to score, and then Riley and Roberts stepped in with back-to-back RBI doubles. 

Puget Sound starting pitcher Davis Miller allowed just one earned run through six innings.

 

Puget Sound 1, Whitman 2

The Blues took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning without the benefit of a hit, and they held on for a 2-1 win.

The Loggers tied the game in the sixth inning when Kyle Strash roped a one-out triple to right-center field, and Quinlan smacked a sac-fly to center. Whitman got the run back in the seventh inning thanks to leadoff single followed by a stolen base, a wild pitch, and an infield single.

Similarly to Davis Miller in the first game, Puget Sound starting pitcher Tyler Huling went six innings and allowed only one earned run. 

Puget Sound and Whitman is scheduled to finish the series Saturday, April 13, at 12 p.m. If the game gets rained out, the teams will play Sunday, April 14, at 12 p.m.