TACOMA, Washington – Despite outhitting Whitman, 26-18, errors proved costly for the Puget Sound baseball team as it lost both ends of a home doubleheader Friday afternoon. The Loggers totaled seven errors between the two games, and the Blues didn't commit any. The Loggers now have at least 10 hits in five conseuctive games, and they have reached double-digit hits in 10 of their last 11 games.
Puget Sound 5, Whitman 8
Ryan Moyes belted his second home run of the season, but the Loggers couldn't overcome a large deficit as they lost to Whitman, 8-5.
Trailing 8-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, Moyes crushed a solo homer to left field to put the Loggers on the board. Puget Sound wasn't done there. Nolan Wiler followed Moyes with a single through the right side, and he eventually came around to score on Tyler Mick's infield single.
Moyes' bat stayed hot in the seventh inning when he smacked a double that moved Kyle Strash up to third base. Soon thereafter, Strash scored on a wild pitch.
Both Moyes and Wiler finished the game 2-for-4 at the plate.
Puget Sound 7, Whitman 9
The Loggers pieced together a three-run ninth inning, but the late rally came up short in a 9-7 loss against Whitman.
Facing a 9-4 deficit entering the bottom of the ninth, James Dejesus led off with a double to left field and Jack Gries followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Makoa Mau ripped an RBI single through the right side to score Dejesus, and Kyle Strash followed with a single of his own to load the bases with nobody out.
Connor Dunn hit his first home run of the season – a solo shot in the seventh inning.
The Loggers and Blues conclude their three-game series Saturday, March 31, at 12 p.m.