SALEM, Oregon – Kyle Strash extended his hitting streak to eight games, but the Puget Sound baseball team lost two games at Willamette Monday afternoon in a make-up doubleheader.
Strash has at least one hit in 22 of his last 24 games. His .508 on-base percentage is second in the Northwest Conference, and his .376 batting average ranks third.
Puget Sound 2, Willamette 10
The Loggers plated two runs in the second inning, but that's all Puget Sound got in a 10-2 loss to cap off Monday's doubleheader at Willamette.
Hunter Riley led off the second inning by reaching base on an error by the shortstop, and he advanced to third on another error. Ricardo Barraza drew a walk, and Makoa Mau's sac bunt put two runners in scoring position.
Puget Sound 6, Willamette 8
The Loggers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but they couldn't hold in an 8-6 lost to close out the series at Willamette.
Tyler Mick got the first-inning rally started with a one-single, and he moved into scoring position on an error. Hunter Riley followed with a single, and Kyle Strash's single through the right side allowed Mick to score. Ultsch loaded the bases with a single to first base, and Tyler Brazelton came through with a two-run double.
Ryan Moyes hit a sac fly to score Ultsch, and Brazelton came around to score on an error.
The Loggers return home to host George Fox for a doubleheader, Saturday, April 14, starting at 12 p.m.