PASCO, Wash. – The Puget Sound baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday in a 13-4 decision to Corban. The Loggers (3-1) pounded out 10 hits but Corban (3-0) took the early lead and came away with the win.
The first four batters to come to the plate scored for the Warriors and they never looked back. The Warriors ended up sending eight batters to the plate in the opening frame.
The Loggers didn't respond until the bottom of the third when they were already in a 5-0 hole. Kaulan Smith singled in Connor Savage to get the Loggers on the board. The next batter, Christian Carter, drove in Smith with a double to right field.
The Warriors picked up two more in the fifth and another four in the sixth to take a decisive lead in the contest. Jordan Johansen led the Warrior effort with four RBIs. His two-out single in the sixth completed the four-run inning when he drove in the final two runs.
Johansen was one of four Warriors to have multiple RBIs. Lance Foster drove in three runs to go along with his 2-for-3 effort while Johansen and Peter Martin each had three hits.
With the game well in hand for the Warriors, the Loggers put up one more run in the sixth and another run in the eighth. Smith and Lucas Stone each had a pair of hits for the Loggers as well as an RBI. Addison Melzer also had a pinch hit RBI in the eighth.
Jamie McCaffrey went 5.1 innings for the win while Steve Wagar took the loss for the Loggers. The Logger pitching staff allowed 12 free passes to Warrior hitters as four pitchers comnined to issue seven walks and hit five batters.
The Loggers will look to get back in the win column tomorrow with two games on the schedule. They will take on Lewis & Clark at 10 a.m. before getting a rematch with Corban at 1 p.m.