CLAREMONT, California – A five-run first inning was boosted by two more runs in the second, but the Puget Sound baseball team couldn't hold on to a 7-0 lead and lost at Pomona-Pitzer, 9-8, Tuesday afternoon.
Puget Sound totaled double-digit hits (10) for the eighth time in nine games, but the Loggers endured their seventh one-run loss of the season.
The Loggers' big first inning started with a leadoff double by Jake Briscoe. Following a Sean Rooney walk, Kyle Strash singled to center field to score Briscoe. Jack Gries lifted a sac fly to score Rooney from third, and a single by Tyler Brazelton brought Strash home.
A two-run single my Makoa Mau capped off the big opening stanza.
In the second inning, Roberts hit an RBI single that scored Strash. Later in the frame, Gries touched home following a wild pitch.
Strash finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, and two walks. Roberts went 2-for-4 at the plate, and Mau was 2-for-3.
Three Logger errors led to four unearned runs.
Puget Sound returns to Northwest Conference action with a doubleheader at Lewis & Clark Saturday, March 23, starting at 12 p.m.