PARKLAND, Washington – Tyler Brazelton homered and the Puget Sound baseball team rallied for five runs in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Loggers lost a Northwest Conference game at Pacific Lutheran, 15-9, Tuesday evening. The contest was a make-up game from February.
Brazelton's first home run of the season was a solo shot that cut the Loggers' (12-9, 6-5 NWC) deficit to 6-3 in the top of the fifth inning. However, the Lutes (13-8, 11-2 NWC) pulled away with five runs in the bottom of the stanza.
Ryota Nishino got Puget Sound's eighth-inning rally started with a one-out walk, and Tyler Mick reached based on a fielding error in right field. Jack Golbranson ripped an RBI double to left field, and Makoa Mau smacked a two-run single back up the middle.
Brazelton kept the rally going by drawing a walk, and Ryan Moyes delivered a two-run double to cap off the rally.
Puget Sound managed to score nine or more runs for the third time in four games, and the 11 hits marks the fifth consecutive game with 10 or more hits.
The Loggers continue their NWC schedule at Whitworth, Saturday, March 24.