Savage, seniors lead Loggers to season-finale win at PLU

Savage, seniors lead Loggers to season-finale win at PLU

TACOMA, WashingtonConnor Savage became the Loggers' all-time hits leader as the Puget Sound baseball team beat crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran, 4-1, in the 2015 season finale on Saturday afternoon.

Savage waited for his very last collegiate at-bat to smack his 205th career-hit. Earlier in the day, Savage hit a triple to tie Dakota Resknik's program-best 204 hits during the Loggers' 6-1 loss against Linfield in the first game of the PLU Tournament.

Senior Steve Wagar had the best outing of his collegiate career against the Lutes (29-12). He tossed a complete game while striking out nine, and the one run allowed was unearned. In all, he allowed just five hits and two walks.

The Loggers (19-20) rallied for three runs in the ninth inning. Senior Johnny Hosmer got things started with a double to right-center. Yuki Umeda came in to pinch run, and senior Logan Day drove him in with an RBI single through the left side to give the Loggers a 2-1 edge. Day took second base on the throw home, and Cal Muramaru came in to punch run.

Kaulana Smith drew a walk to put two runners on base with one out for Savage. The senior from Bothell, Washington lifted his 205th career-hit to left-center field for an RBI double. Nickolas Alarcio followed with a sac fly that scored Smith and cushioned Puget Sound's lead to 4-1.

Wagar shut the door on PLU with a hitless ninth inning to go with a pair of strikeouts.   

Chris Zerio's opposite-field solo home run to right got the Loggers on the board in the sixth inning.

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