Rivalry returns to Cheney Stadium; Loggers fall to Lutes, 7-3

Rivalry returns to Cheney Stadium; Loggers fall to Lutes, 7-3

TACOMA, Washington – For the third consecutive year, Puget Sound hosted Pacific Lutheran for a non-conference game at Cheney Stadium, home of the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers, Wednesday night. For the first time in those three years, the Lutes came away with a win, 7-3.

Pacific Lutheran took control early with two runs in the first inning, and it held a 4-0 lead through three innings.

Both Kyle Strash and Corey Roberts collected a pair of hits. Roberts scored the Loggers' first run of the game when he doubled in the fourth inning, and came around to score following a wild pitch and a passed ball.

Pacific Lutheran committed two errors in the fifth inning that directly led to a couple of runs. Connor Dunn hit an infield single, and he soon came around to score when the centerfielder dropped a fly ball off the bat of Strash.

Strash later came around to score when the PLU catcher dropped a pop up by Jack Gries on the infield grass.

With a 6-3 lead, the Lutes loaded the bases in the top of the ninth inning. However, Michael Warnick allowed just one run in the frame as he struck out three batters to get away with minimal damage.

Saturday, May 4, is Puget Sound's Senior Day. The Loggers host Whitworth at 10 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. game against Whitman.