TACOMA, Washington – Despite rallying for five runs in the seventh inning, the Puget Sound baseball team dropped its rubber match against Willamette, 10-5, at Logger Field Sunday afternoon.
The Loggers (2-7, 1-2 NWC) entered the bottom of the seventh frame in a 9-0 deficit. Kyle Strash drew his third walk of the game with one out in the inning, and Connor Dunn followed with a free pass of his own. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, and Hunter Riley ripped an RBI single to score Strash and put Puget Sound on the board.
Mason Quinlan drew a walk to load the bases, and Nick Ultsch's groundout to second base allowed Dunn to score. With two runners in scoring position, Jack Gries roped a doubled to left field, allowing both Riley and Quinlan to score. Next up, Corey Roberts flipped an RBI single to the opposite field.
Willamette (5-3, 2-1 NWC) eventually quieted the Loggers bats and allowed just one base runner in the final 2.1 innings.
Puget Sound heads to Parkland, Washington, for a non-conference game at Pacific Lutheran Tuesday, Feb. 26. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.