Loggers play one of two at George Fox

Loggers play one of two at George Fox

NEWBERG, Ore.—The Puget Sound baseball squad got in one of its scheduled two games Saturday, missing game two of a planned doubleheader due to rain at Morse Field in Newberg, Ore. George Fox won the completed first game of the series 9-0.

Connor Savage started the game off with a double to right field to give the Loggers an immediate runner in scoring position. He was picked off, however, and the hometown Bruins got out of the frame without allowing a run.

George Fox took the lead in the bottom of the second, scoring first on a two-run homerun by Zach Rapacz. They got two more runs off Logger starter Steve Wagar before the end of the frame. In the bottom of the third, the Bruins tallied three more runs to take a 7-0 lead.

Puget Sound strung together a couple of hits in the sixth inning as Savage ripped a one-out single into right field. Two batters later, Savage took third after Lucas Stone tallied a base knock to left field. Neither Logger runner would advance any further, however, and the Loggers ended the frame with runners on the corners. 

The Bruins scored one run in both the sixth and seventh innings to put the score at 9-0, where it would remain for the final. 

Savage led the Loggers with three hits, matching George Fox's Clay Mott for the game high. Three hits matches Savage's season high previously attained Feb. 23 against Saint Martin's. Jarrod Beiser, who came on to replace Wagar in the third inning threw 4.1 innings, allowing two runs and striking out three. Javin Nohara and Logan Day both saw time on the mound as well,  throwing a combined 2.0 scoreless innings.

With the rainout, the Loggers (7-14, 5-8 NWC) and the Bruins will now play two games Sunday, April 6. First pitch in the first game of the doubleheader is set for 12:00 p.m., again at Morse Field.