CLAREMONT, California – The lumber continues to crush as the Puget Sound baseball team won two games in convincing fashion Saturday. The Loggers beat Bates, 9-3, in a game hosted by Claremont-M-S, and then Puget Sound defeated CMS, 14-6, later in the day. The Loggers have scored at least nine runs in four consecutive games.
Puget Sound 9, Bates 3
Puget Sound 14, Claremont-M-S 6
The Loggers posted nine runs in the second inning en route to their second big win over the Stags in two days. Puget Sound beat the Stags, 13-3, Friday.
Jack Gries put the Loggers on the board in the first inning after he singled and scored on an error, but the Loggers' 1-0 lead quickly grew to 10-0.
Ryan Moyes got the big second inning started with a leadoff double, and James Dejesus drove him home with a single through the left side. Tyler Brazelton and Jake Briscoe both notched two-run singles during the rally. The Stags didn't help their own cause by hitting Jordan Hirae with the bases loaded and walking Grise with the bases loaded. CMS also committed two errors in the stanza.
Five Loggers finished with two hits in the game: Brazelton (2-for-4), Mason Quinlan (2-for-6), Corey Roberts (2-for-3), Moyes (2-for-5), and Briscoe (2-for-4). Brazelton drove in three runs, while Briscoe and Hirae both knocked in two.
Makoa Mau earned the win for Puget Sound after striking out five in five innings.
The Loggers conclude their California trip with an 11 a.m. game at Pomona-Pitzer, Sunday, Feb. 25.