FOREST GROVE, Oregon - The Puget Sound baseball team could not find itself on the right side of a couple of one-run losses at Pacific Saturday afternoon. The Loggers have suffered 10 losses by one run this season.
Puget Sound 4, Pacific 5
The Loggers out-hit the Boxers, 12-8, but Pacific walked off with a 5-4 win after scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The third inning began in a 2-2 tie, but that's when the Loggers took a 4-2 lead. Jake Briscoe hit a one-out single, and a groundout by Strash allowed Briscoe to move into scoring position. Mason Quinlan's single down the left-field line allowed Briscoe to score, and Quinlan came around to score on Hunter Riley's double.
Although Puget Sound starting pitcher Michael Warnick wasn't entirely sharp (eight walks), he gave the Loggers more than a fighting chance by yeilding just two runs through 6.1 innings. He also struck out eight.
Corey Roberts went 3-for-5 with a double, while Briscoe, Quinlan, and Riley each had two-hit games.
Puget Sound 1, Pacific 2
Tyler Huling through a complete game for the Loggers, but an unearned run was crucial in the Boxers' 2-1 win to conclude the three-game NWC series. Huling allowed just one earned run through eight innings, and he allowed only five hits.
Rotya Nishino went 2-for-3 at the plate, including an RBI double in the seventh inning.
The Loggers host Pacific Lutheran at Cheney Stadium for a non-conference game May 1. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.