Loggers overcome six-run deficit to beat Pioneers, 10-9

Loggers overcome six-run deficit to beat Pioneers, 10-9

WILSONVILLE, Oregon – The Puget Sound baseball team erased a six-run deficit to beat Lewis & Clark, 10-9, in a non-conference game at Wilsonville High School on Sunday.

The Loggers (3-4) entered the home half of the seventh inning trailing, 9-3, but they ended the frame within one run of the Pioneers (0-3). Jordan Hirae and James Dejesus started the rally by drawing consecutive one-out walks. Ian Hughes struck out for the inning's second out, but Hirae stole third and soon came home on a wild pitch. Dejesus also scored on the play thanks to a throwing error by the catcher.

Alex Wojtysiak, Tyler Brazelton, and Ryan Moeys earned consecutive walks to load the bases with two outs. Nick Ultsch drew a walk to force in a run and make it an 8-5 game. Ricardo Barazza reached base on a fielder's choice, which was combined with an error by the third baseman that allowed two more runs to score.

The Loggers took the lead in the eighth inning. With Dejesus and Hughes on first and second and one out, Mason Quinlan singled to load the bases. Moyes came through with a clutch two-run double to put the Loggers in front, 10-9.

David Follett earned his first save of the season by allowing just one hit and no runs through the eighth and ninth innings. Nolan Wiler (2-for-3) was the only Logger to log multiple hits.

Puget Sound opens its home and conference schedule on Saturday, Feb. 18, against crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran at 11 a.m.



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