NEWBERG, Ore. - Scoring four runs in the final two frames, the George Fox Bruins came back to defeat the Puget Sound Loggers, 5-4, to win the rubber game of the Northwest Conference baseball series in Newberg, Ore.
The Loggers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third after Matt Cox (Salem, Ore./South Salem) doubled to left center to score Andrew Grady (Cave Creek, Ariz./Phoenix Country Day) and then Mark Rockey (Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Univ. of New Mexico) followed that up with an RBI ground out to score Dakota Resnik (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) from third.
The Bruins picked up an unearned run in the bottom of the third to cut the gap to 2-1 but Puget Sound got the run back in the top of the fifth as Stephen Kelsey (Seattle, Wash./Ballard) scored following a sacrifice bunt by Grady that resulted in an error.
Puget Sound made it 4-1 in the seventh when Jason Powell (Redwood City, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep) scored following an error. The Bruins tied the game up in the bottom of the eighth and then two Logger errors in the bottom of the ninth allowed George Fox to score the winning run as they took the 5-4 win and the series, two games to one.
Cameron Duvall (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) took the loss for the Loggers, allowing one unearned run on one hit with one strikeout in one-third of an inning pitched. Senior Jarvis Nohara (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani) was solid on the hill for the Loggers in the start, allowing four runs, just two earned, on seven hits in seven and two-third innings pitched.
The Loggers will head down to Lacey for a non-conference game with St. Martin's on Wednesday before returning to Tacoma for a three-game conference series with cross-town rival and NWC leader Pacific Lutheran on Saturday and Sunday.