Loggers aim to keep foot on gas against Linfield

Loggers aim to keep foot on gas against Linfield

TACOMA, Washington – Following a dominant sweep at Lewis & Clark, the Puget Sound baseball team returns to Tacoma to host Linfield for a three-game Northwest Conference series, March 30-31.

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Lewis & Clark 
 WHEN   March 30-31 | 12 p.m. (DH)
 WHERE   Tacoma, Wash.
 LINKS   G1 | G2 | G3

 

Born to run

The Loggers outscored the Pioneers, 41-15, during Puget Sound's sweep in Portland, March 23-24. The series included a 27-10 Puget Sound triumph, a game in which the Loggers matched their total hits in runs. It marked the first time Puget Sound scored more than 20 runs in a game since the Loggers beat Whitman, 23-2, May 1, 2009.

 

Logger of the Week

Jack Gries was named the Logger Club Logger of the Week following a five-game span in which he hit three home runs and drove in 10. Gries leads the team home runs (4), runs (22), hits (31), steals (7), and he is tied with Mason Quinlan for the team lead in doubles (9).

 

Streaking Strash

Kyle Strash enters the weekend with a nine-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit efforts. During the streak Strash has a .450 batting average. He currently ranks third in the NWC with a .470 on-base percentage.

 

Living the high life

Freshman pitcher Davis Miller holds the NWC's best ERA at 1.85. Miller threw a complete game and allowed just one run against Lewis & Clark in his last outing (March 23).

 

Make it two

The Loggers' 53 doubles this season ranks second in the NWC. Jack Gries and Mason Quinlan are tied for the team lead with nine doubles, each. Ricardo Barraza has six doubles in just 14 games this season.

 

Scouting Linfield (2-13, 4-17 NWC)

The Wildcats enter the weekend series with seven consecutive losses, and 11 losses in their last 12 games. Linfield has the lowest on-base percentage (.314) in the NWC, and it has the least amount of steals (8). The Wilcats' 6.80 ERA is last in the NWC.