LACEY, Wash. - Erasing an early seven-run deficit to tie the game at 9-9 midway through, the Puget Sound Loggers were able to pull out the comeback win, falling to the Saint Martin's Saints, 14-10, in a non-conference baseball game on Wednesday afternoon in Lacey, Wash.
The Saints bats came alive early as they chased Puget Sound starter Cameron Duvall (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) early as they built a 9-2 lead. The Loggers warmed up the lumber a few innings later, using a two-inning run to tie the game at 9-9 on a two-RBI single by Mark Rockey (Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Univ. of New Mexico) in the top of the fifth.
SMU stopped the Logger run there and used five unanswered runs to take the comfortable lead, 14-9, heading into the final frame. The Loggers were able to put a single run on the scoreboard in the top of the ninth but the Saint Martin's pen was able to close it out to collect the 14-10 win.
With a three-game conference series coming up this weekend, the Loggers used five pitchers on the day to spread out the workload. Sophomore Matt Cox (Salem, Ore./South Salem) had a double and a triple on the game while Rockey finished with three RBIs on the afternoon.
The Loggers will be in action again on Saturday when they play host to Whitworth in a Northwest Conference doubleheader beginning at Noon.