TACOMA, Washington – The hottest team in the Northwest Conference takes its six-game winning streak to Spokane, Washington, where the Puget Sound baseball team has a three-game NWC series at Whitworth, April 6-7.
|WHO||Puget Sound at Whitworth|
|WHEN||April 6-7 | 12 p.m. (DH) | 12 p.m.|
|STATS||G1 | G2 | G3|
Inside the streak
The Loggers' six-game winning is the longest active winning streak in the NWC. It began with a series sweep at Lewis & Clark, March 23-24. Last week, Puget Sound pulled off its first three-game series sweep over Linfield since the 2007 season. During the streak, the Loggers are outscoring the opposition, 65-25.
Through the Loggers' last six wins, Puget Sound starting pitchers have combined for a 2.19 ERA. Davis Miller allowed just one earned run in a complete-game victory over the Pioneers (March 23), and Michael Warnick has a 2.25 ERA in his last two starts (12.0 IP).
Mason in the clutch
Mason Quinlan delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the Loggers' 6-5 win over Linfield Sunday (March 31). He was subsequently named the NWC Position Student-Athlete of the Week and the Logger of the Week. The junior first baseman is quickly developing a knack for clutch hits. He also hit a walk-off single March 10 to give Puget Sound a 6-5 win over Pacific Lutheran.
Jack of all trades
Senior outfielder Jack Gries leads Puget Sound in home runs (4), RBI (27), runs (25), steals (8), and doubles (10).
Start of an ERA
Freshman pitcher Davis Miller has a conference-best 1.83 ERA, and he leads Puget Sound in innings pitched (39.1).
Scouting Whitworth (14-11, 11-4)
The Pirates enter this weekend in first place in the NWC. The team's .285 batting average ranks second in the NWC, and it has the second-most stolen bases (43). The pitching staff's 3.72 ERA is tops in the NWC. Tyler Bailey is batting a team-best .365, and Matthew Young has a 2.93 ERA through eight starts (55.1 IP).